Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play – Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center

February 10, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: Artur Zankel Music Center, Chris Brubeck, dave brubeck, Joel Brown, Peter Madcat Ruth

(Blue Forest Records)

Chris Brubeck and his trio of Joel Brown and Peter Madcat Ruth produce a lively jam session on their latest release, Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center. Recorded live at the Saratoga Arts Festival, Brubeck is featured on bass, trombone and piano, with Brown on guitar and Ruth on harmonica, jaw harp and ukulele, among others. The music is decidedly blues, with the triumvirate providing spirited renditions of Delta blues and jazz standards, as well some original composition from the lead players, who provide the vocals. Their efforts are further enhanced by the addition of clarinetist Frank Brown and Chris’ father, the great pianist Dave Brubeck, who joins the crew on re-worked takes on a couple of well-known works from his songbook. Looking for a thoroughly entertaining hour of live music? Well, this is it.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Win The Lotto”.

Tracks: Rollin’ & Tumblin’, Brother, Can You Spare A Dime, Win The Lotto, Phonograph Blues, Koto Song, Mighty Mrs. Hippy, Blue Rondo A La Turk, Black and Blue, Dzieuje (Thank You), Travelin’ Blues, Take Five, St. Louis Blues.