Dave Brubeck / The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Southern Scene/The Riddle

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Southern Scene/The Riddle Review

by Scott Yanow

For some reason Dave Brubeck was motivated to record a second album of songs associated with the South (as a follow-up to Gone with the Wind) and the results form this LP, a trio set without altoist Paul Desmond. The eight standards range from "Oh Susanna" and "Little Rock Getaway" to "Darktown Strutters Ball" and "Darling Nellie Gray"; in addition two originals in the style round out the well-played but somewhat forgettable program.

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