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On the Radio: Live 1956-1957

On the Radio: Live 1956-1957

by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
     
 
This CD compiles various broadcasts by the Dave Brubeck Quartet originating from New York City's Basin Street in 1956 and Chicago's Blue Note in 1957. Aside from the annoying radio announcers, who try a little too hard to humorous, the performances are representative of the quartet at its best during the first decade of its existence, while the audio is very clear.

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This CD compiles various broadcasts by the Dave Brubeck Quartet originating from New York City's Basin Street in 1956 and Chicago's Blue Note in 1957. Aside from the annoying radio announcers, who try a little too hard to humorous, the performances are representative of the quartet at its best during the first decade of its existence, while the audio is very clear. There is an emphasis on standards, highlighted by "All the Things You Are," "Stardust," and "Gone with the Wind." Brubeck's compositions are also on display, including several brief performances of "The Duke" (his tribute to Duke Ellington which is used as a program theme), along with his well-known ballad "In Your Own Sweet Way" (which has long since become a popular jazz standard), and the rather obscure blues "A Minor Thing" (which was never commercially recorded). Brubeck and Paul Desmond have amazing chemistry throughout each set, with the rhythm section including bassist Norman Bates and either Joe Dodge or Joe Morello on drums. While these performances have previously appeared on CD, this time the songs are correctly identified and this edition has more detailed (though anonymous) liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2008
Label:
Acrobat Records
UPC:
0884607000157
catalogNumber:
15

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