The Darius Brubeck Quartet had an eventful 2018 including a six-city tour of Poland and selling out Kings Place during the London Jazz Festival. They are back at Pizza Express Maidstone for one gig this summer, with special guest Brandon Allen on saxophone.
Dave Brubeck recorded the influential album Time Out in 1959. Darius Brubeck and his quartet, formed 12 years ago, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of ‘Take Five’ with more hits from Time Out, but also with original compositions and Darius’s stories.
60 years after the Dave Brubeck Quartet became the first American jazz group to tour Poland in 1958, the Darius Brubeck Quartet will recreate the original multi-city tour. Details are still pending confirmation and will be posted here soon.
Darius Brubeck tips his hat to the family legacy, with his father’s hits acting as the jumping off point for new music that is in part inspired by years working in South Africa – an appropriate contribution to Kings Place’s year of Time Unwrapped. Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins has long been one of Britain’s finest, and bassist Matt Ridley and drummer Wesley Gibbens complete a fine quartet whose melodic, spontaneous, rhythmic and engaging music is the hallmark of a band reflecting on its ten-year history.
2.30 Kings Place, Hall Two 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
On Sunday Darius Brubeck will be discussing Time Out, the album containing the hits ‘Take Five’ and ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’, tunes recognized even by people who claim not to have heard any jazz in their lives. The story of this album of ‘originals’ produced in the golden era of ‘standards’ reveals the interplay of musical inspiration, record-business politics and commercial success. Time Out basically re-wrote the rules for all time.