Folks, I was checkin' out a downloaded album I've had on the computer for some time now but hadn't really listened to . . . the Dave Brubeck Quartet "Concord on a Summer Night" . . . now of course it takes some research to find out who's who on these downloaded albums . . . using allmusic.com, I discovered this bass player is Dave's son Chris Brubeck!!
Now in all of Fretbuzz I have found only one mention of Chris Brubeck (by Brad Mock) and that was in relation to a gear question.
Chris also is a mean bass trombone player and apparently he gets a lot more props for that . . . but I'm here to say that he should be MUCH more recognized for his bass playing than he seems to be. But I suppose he gets as much recognition as he needs to from his various endeavors (including classical composition).
I'm just trying to imagine how cool that would be to be a bass player and have Dave Brubeck be your dad!
Just had to share with y'all. I'll post a glowing review of this album in the Resources soonly.
Tracy, I actually have a taped show complete with concert footage of the Brubeck family jamming together. Each has some very unique individual musical ability to show off..what a musical Dad.
The only other large musical family other than the Brubeck's would have to be the Marsalis family...good company either way.
I just had to go back to the post to see when I let all y'all know about Chris Brubeck. 2002. Wow.
Chris and his trio Triple Play were guest artists with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra earlier this month for the free summer pop's concert. Word from the hall was it was the best show the orchestra has ever done.
Chris plays amazingly on his fretless Rickenbacker . . . and does equally well on bass trombone and piano. He has arranged several of his and Dave Brubeck's works for this trio and orchestra. What a show!
This video was from a previous performance, not from our show, but they did this song as part of the concert:
Is that some kind of funky bass playing or what???
Ma "got a picture of him signing a CD for me, too" Geezer