Mary Kunz Goldman
The Buffalo News
, February 2006
The Dave Brubeck creations on this warm, glowing disc reflect the Brubeck we in Buffalo have gotten to know on his visits to St. Joseph University Church. The music is deeply religious - but, somehow, radiates light and life. "God's Love Made Visible," which Brubeck originally wrote for mariachi band, calls to mind Brubeck the jazzman, while the beautiful "Elegy" can make you think of Strauss' "Metamorphosis." "Regret," with its gentle counterpoint, suggests more than words can the spirit of this eloquent, humble man.
The Yale Cellos, a nimble group led by Aldo Parisot, vivaciously take on two of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. In Bach's mournful "Jesus Christ! Je t'implore," you can hear where Brubeck finds his inspiration.