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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
It's not uncommon for anyone to turn toward nostalgia as the years wear on, and at age 86, with nearly 60 years of recording behind him and nearly 50 since he shook up the jazz world with his landmark Time Out album, Dave Brubeck is certainly entitled to look back and take stock of his life. Indian Summer -- the phrase itself suggests an acknowledgement of a waning in progress -- is something of a companion piece to 2004's Private Brubeck Remembers. Like that gem, Indian Summer is a solo piano work comprised of Brubeck's ruminations on standards of the mid-20th century, the period when he was just coming up as an artist and blossoming as a young man. These are reflective,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
It's not uncommon for anyone to turn toward nostalgia as the years wear on, and at age 86, with nearly 60 years of recording behind him and nearly 50 since he shook up the jazz world with his landmark Time Out album, Dave Brubeck is certainly entitled to look back and take stock of his life. Indian Summer -- the phrase itself suggests an acknowledgement of a waning in progress -- is something of a companion piece to 2004's Private Brubeck Remembers. Like that gem, Indian Summer is a solo piano work comprised of Brubeck's ruminations on standards of the mid-20th century, the period when he was just coming up as an artist and blossoming as a young man. These are reflective, meditative ballads, softly but skillfully played and hinting at melancholy. On time-worn Americana such as "Georgia on My Mind," "September Song," "Sweet Lorraine," and "Spring Is Here," Brubeck is restrained but soulful, out to prove nothing. It's not that age has dulled him; Brubeck's performance is uniformly exquisite, imaginative, and elegant; it's just not edgy. A small handful of original material nicely complements the standards, adding up to one of the more intimate entries in Brubeck's enormous discography.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2007
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408367021
  • Catalog Number: 83670
  • Sales rank: 19,266

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Brubeck Primary Artist, Piano
Technical Credits
Victor Herbert Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Bing Crosby Composer
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Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Eubie Blake Composer
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Richard Rodgers Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Russell Gloyd Audio Production
Mack Gordon Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Victor Young Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Maxwell Anderson Composer
Clifford R. Burwell Composer
Iola Brubeck Composer
Sol Parker Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is true music making! Any music afficiando must listen to Brubeck for his refinement at the piano is amazing! He has exquisite style for phrasing and is one of my favorite musicians. "Summer Song" is my favorite song to listen to and also one of my favorite songs to play on the piano.

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