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CEYLON OBSERVER – April 18, 1958 “Real Gone” Modernist Dave Brubeck was very impressed with our Ceylon audiences at his concerts in the Green House, a colleague tells me. So pleased was he that on Wednesday night he produced one of his “real gone” sessions a 28-minute version of Bru’s Blues which my colleague says was one of their best efforts to date. Paul Desmond’s alto-sax solo was inspired, and Dave Brubeck followed with a long piano solo which had everything, chunks of block chords, several snatches of popular favourites, and delicate. Bach- like phrases. Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums lent solid support and also had solo spots. It is a pity that the concert was not recorded. The Brubeck Quartet never sounded better.

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January 2007


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