Five years on from their debut in 2010, ‘Brubecks Play Brubeck’ performing at Ronnie’s has become an unmissable annual event. The Brubecks; Darius (piano), Chris (bass and trombone) and Dan (drums) together with Dave O’Higgins (sax), will perform their famous father’s hits as always, but they continue adding music from the family repertoire. Chances of hearing something new are good. The quartet is also appearing at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York following last year’s hugely popular Brubeck Festival there. .
Critics and audiences alike respond to the personal involvement, musical interplay and joy on stage as the group performs music created by one of American music’s all-time greats.
…….. Darius, Chris and Dan, augmented by British saxist Dave O'Higgins, are rekindling the old magic. The four cantered affectionately through the hit list, but shrewdly didn't try to clone the original sound.
- John Fordham, The Guardian
At the end of a joyous second set the pianist Darius Brubeck and his brothers cued in the audience’s handclaps on Unsquare Dance. More than half a century after their father invited listeners to start counting in odd numbers, the music has lost none of its poise.
- Clive Davis, The Times