|Product Code:||SLZ 8572|
|Artist:||The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Gerry Mulligan, Alan Dawson, Jack Six|
Record: NM (M-)
Rare WRC NZ pressing in very good shape.
The Last Set at Newport is a 1971 live album by Dave Brubeck and his quartet recorded at the 1971 Newport Jazz Festival, shortly before a riot ensued. The album peaked at 16 on the Billboard Top Jazz Charts.
The album was reviewed by Scott Yanow at Allmusic who wrote that "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." Yanow wrote that the musicians "...constantly challenge each other during this exciting performance, making this set well-worth searching for."