Dave Brubeck has been one of the artists most essential to the success of the Monterey Jazz Festival, so the release of such a disk is appropriate. I would agree that there should be sufficient material for a two-disk set (and I wish they had included part of "The Real Ambassadors" and one of Brubeck's longer commissioned pieces). Yet this is still a good overview of Brubeck's many festival appearances and styles. The first three selections are with the classic Desmond/ Wright/ Morello quartet, while other selections feature his collaborations with Gerry Mulligan, his sons and one solo piano piece. The inclusion of "Take Five" is essential for any Brubeck collection. I was surprised at the occasional emphasis of drums over Desmond's saxophone in this piece, but it was interesting to hear a version that featured a piano solo by Brubeck.
Overall, it's an enjoyable, if not essential, CD for Brubeck fans.