Saturday, November 22, 2008

Almost-lost Video: Dave Brubeck in Australia

An almost lost April, 1962, Australian performance of Dave Brubeck Quartet hosted by Digby Wolfe. The film was saved from destruction in 1984 and now is with the Australian National Film and Sound Archive. A 1" PAL telecine transfer of the film was sent to Dave Brubeck's management in the mid 90s.

This version of the quartet was:
Dave Brubeck, piano
Paul Desmond, sax
Eugene Wright, bass
Joe Morello, percussion

Craven Filter Cigarettes sponsor, #1, "I'm In a Dancing Mood"

#2, "It's a Raggy Waltz"

#3 "Unsquare Dance" with dancers! dancers Carlu Carter and Bill McGrath

#4, "Rule Brittania"

#5, "When You're Smiling"/"Don't Worry 'Bout Me" (Laurie Loman, singer)

#6, "Blue Rondo a la Turk"

#7, closing credit (I don't recognize the piece)

If you have problems watching this resolution, delete the "&fmt=22" off the end of each URL when you watch it. Comments welcome.

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