Music | Noteworthy new or recent releases
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 1/14/21, 05:07 pm
Lullabies by Dave Brubeck: Brubeck, who died in 2012, made this solo-piano recording 10 years ago. And it lives up (or down, as the case may be) to its name. The familiar melodies (“Over the Rainbow,” “Danny Boy,” “Summertime,” “There’s No Place Like Home,” “Brahms Lullaby” twice), simple arrangements, and gentleness—an unexpected quality coming from a pianist whose detractors often derided him for “heavy-handedness”—makes it ideal drifting-off-to-dreamland music, especially for babies and toddlers. So what’s in it for adults?