The Dave Brubeck-Gerry Mulligan quartet is heard in a very inspired performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, just a short time before a riot by the audience closed the festival. These versions of “Take Five” and “Open the Gates” are memorable, but it is the extended “Blues for Newport” that is truly classic. Mulligan and Brubeck (backed by bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson) constantly challenge each other during this exciting performance, making this set well-worth searching for.
01 – Introduction by Father Norman O’Connor
02 – Blues for Newport
03 – Take Five
04 – Open the Gates (Out of the Way of the People)
Dave Brubeck – piano
Gerry Mulligan – baritone sax
Alan Dawson – drums
Jack Six – bass
Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 3, 1971.
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