Forty Days – 1964

Dave Brubeck Quartet

An early version of a moody Brubeck original

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Always a bit religious, Dave Brubeck composed and performed some extensive works after the breakup of his classic quartet in 1967 that expressed his views on religion and humanity.

His thoughtful and moody “Forty Days” became a part of his oratorio “The Light In The Wilderness” which was written for an orchestra, chorus and Brubeck’s quartet.

“Forty Days” was originally an independent piece as can be heard on this 1964 performance during his quartet’s Berlin concert of Nov. 1964.

Dave Brubeck and altoist Paul Desmond have solos while being accompanied by bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello.

-Scott Yanow


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