Saturday, September 6, 2008

Dean Brewington Quintet

When: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 • Where: Cue at the GuthrieWho: Dean Brewington, saxophone; Tom West, piano; John Penny, guitar; Eron Woods, drums

Lovely space, lovely sounds. With Javier Santiago back at school (or en route), Tom West is on the piano bench. I last saw him with Thomasina Petrus in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Tonight is an evening of standards and drinks, conversation and good food. The lights are almost too low for photos--almost.

Top photo by John Whiting.


  1. How very wonderful to see Dean still gigging in MPLS! I wish I could be there!

  2. I haven't seen Dean play for quite a while. (Though I did see him at the Dakota recently; he came out to see McCoy Tyner.) This blog post went up in Sept. 2008. But thanks for reading and commenting. :)

  3. Pamela,

    I played with Dean off and on back in 'the day' as they say. He was an excellent tutor in the ways and means of a good jazz performance! I learned a great deal from him, and even ended up switching from bass to alto sax!

  4. While I can't agree that switching from bass to sax is necessarily a good thing, the sax is certainly more portable. :) Dean has been important to a lot of musicians over the years. We also enjoyed his performance as "Old Black Man" (per IMDB) in "Factotum."


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