Only the Best of Dave Brubeck

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
While there isn't anything specifically "wrong" with this four-disc set of recordings by Dave Brubeck, it is mistitled. This is not "only the best" of Dave Brubeck; it's not even close. It contains five albums in their entirety: On Time (a compilation album issued near the end of the pianist's tenure with Columbia Records) and four Atlantic sets from the 1970s: All the Things We Are, Truth Is Fallen, Two Generations of Brubeck, and Last Set at Newport. These sides do reveal Brubeck himself at a kind of creative peak, but not necessarily in the best musical company. Not that the music contained here isn't enjoyable and at times even brilliant; it's simply not as awe-inspiring...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
While there isn't anything specifically "wrong" with this four-disc set of recordings by Dave Brubeck, it is mistitled. This is not "only the best" of Dave Brubeck; it's not even close. It contains five albums in their entirety: On Time (a compilation album issued near the end of the pianist's tenure with Columbia Records) and four Atlantic sets from the 1970s: All the Things We Are, Truth Is Fallen, Two Generations of Brubeck, and Last Set at Newport. These sides do reveal Brubeck himself at a kind of creative peak, but not necessarily in the best musical company. Not that the music contained here isn't enjoyable and at times even brilliant; it's simply not as awe-inspiring as the sides he cut in the '40s, '50s, and early '60s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/30/2008
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431111826
  • Catalog Number: 1118
  • Sales rank: 275,014

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Brubeck Primary Artist, Piano, Oscillator
Jerry Bergonzi Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Anthony Braxton Alto Saxophone
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Perry Robinson Clarinet
Erich Kunzel Conductor
Alan Dawson Drums, Baritone Saxophone
Chris Brubeck Trombone, Electric Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Soloist
Darius Brubeck Electric Piano
Roy Haynes Drums
Peter "Madcat" Ruth Flute, Harmonica, Jew's Harp, Vocals
Jack Six Bass
Charlene Peterson Soprano
Chris Brown Bass, Electric Bass, Vocals, String Bass, Soloist
Dave Mason Guitar, Viola, Vocals
Lowell Thompson Bongos
Technical Credits
Chu Berry Composer
Dave Brubeck Composer, Special Effects, Liner Notes, Author, Duet
Paul Desmond Composer
Lee Konitz Duet
Perry Robinson Composer
George Wein Producer, Liner Notes
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Aaron Baron Engineer
Darius Brubeck Composer
Elvin Campbell Engineer
Michael Cuscuna Producer, Liner Notes
Larry Dahlstrom Engineer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Lewis Hahn Remixing
Bob Russell Composer
Joe H. Klee Liner Notes
Gordon Franklin Director
Lowell Thompson Special Effects
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