Crofut & Brubeck
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Jazzy, irreverent and full of fun.

Bill Crofut who died in 1999 wrote notes for this recording that was done in 1991: "Some years back a dear friend commented that there was a danger in middle age of relying on past accomplishments, and thus becoming a parody of a younger self. Sing the same song too often and for too long and it turns on itself and becomes a mockery. It's a hard truth. I had passed that age of 50 when we all take stock. I yearned to take something on that I'd never done before. I first took on Bach. That meant making banjo transcriptions, inventing a finger picking technique to suit the style and finding an appropriate sound by using mutes. It took five years, the results of which can be heard in the three selections included here...This recording is the result of years of listening, loving and being moved by music, words and those who turn them into wonder. It is the Unsquare Dance of three friends with totally different musical backgrounds who came together to see what might come out, and we had a wonderful time."
Contents:
J.S. Bach, composer
Praeludium No. 2 from Clavier-Büchlein f&252r W.F. Bach, BWV 926
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


J.S. Bach, composer
Partita No. 1, BWV 825
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


J.S. Bach, composer
Menuet I & II from Six Suites for Cello, BWV 1007
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


J.S. Bach, composer
Praeludium und Fuge C-Dur, No. 1, BWV 846
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


Chris Brubeck, composer
Lonely on Both Ends of the Road
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


Dave Brubeck, composer
Unsquare Dance
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


Dave Brubeck, composer
Blue Rondo à la Turk
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


Bill Crofut, composer
The Ivy
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


Jeff Jones, composer
Petals
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


Scott Joplin, composer
Easy Winers
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


James Scott, composer
Broadway Rag
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


Fats Waller, composer
Black and Blue
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


Jimmy Yancey, composer
How Long Blues
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar


Bill Crofut, composer
Impressions of Bali
Bill Crofut, banjo, Chris Brubeck, trombone, piano, voice, Joel Brown, guitar

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