Dan Brubeck Quartet

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Dan Brubeck’s fabulous, world-class jazz quartet features Dan on drums, Adam Thomas on vocals and bass, Steve Kaldestad on sax, and Tony Foster on piano.

For many years Dan Brubeck, son of jazz icon Dave Brubeck has wanted to put together a musical tribute that honored both his father’s compositions and his mother’s lyrics.

It is a little known fact that there was a creative partnership between Dave & Iola Brubeck, his wife of 71 years. Iola’s lyrics have been performed by such greats as Louis Armstrong, Carmen McRea, Diane Schuur and more. But Dave Brubeck’s music was largely recorded and performed in an instrumental format, and the lyrics that Dan’s mother, Iola, wrote have remained a lost treasure, until now.

Dan wanted to bring this material together in the way that it was originally envisioned-and was delighted to bring this band to the task. You will find that the tunes chosen for this project are drawn in part from the familiar Brubeck playlist, as well as from the deep well of profound compositions in the vaults of Brubeck’s diverse musical history. It was not until Dan met bass and vocalist Adam Thomas that the rich and innocent feel of this project came together in full.