The Definitive Dave Brubeck on Fantasy, Concord Jazz and Telarc

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
There is no denying that Dave Brubeck's hit sides for Columbia permanently established him in the popular jazz consciousness, but that's also a limiting factor: he cut great music before and after his tenure there. The Definitive Dave Brubeck, a double-disc, 26-track collection issued just in time to celebrate the pianist's 90th birthday and to coincide with the documentary film Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Time whose executive producer is Clint Eastwood, fills in key points in the rest of the story. Sony/Legacy has simultaneously issued a Brubeck-curated double disc entitled Legacy of a Legend that covers the Columbia period between 1954 and 1970. This compilation was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
There is no denying that Dave Brubeck's hit sides for Columbia permanently established him in the popular jazz consciousness, but that's also a limiting factor: he cut great music before and after his tenure there. The Definitive Dave Brubeck, a double-disc, 26-track collection issued just in time to celebrate the pianist's 90th birthday and to coincide with the documentary film Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Time whose executive producer is Clint Eastwood, fills in key points in the rest of the story. Sony/Legacy has simultaneously issued a Brubeck-curated double disc entitled Legacy of a Legend that covers the Columbia period between 1954 and 1970. This compilation was assembled by Russell Gloyd, Brubeck's manager, producer, and conductor since 1976. Disc one contains 17 tracks recorded between 1942 the year the historic Jazz at the College of the Pacific was cut for Fantasy Records and 1953 when Jazz at Oberlin was released. These were the years that Brubeck's early trio with Ron Crotty and Cal Tjader and his original duets with Paul Desmond, and finally the quartet, began to make their mark on the West Coast. There are also solo piano tunes "My Romance" and even one from the Dave Brubeck Octet recording "The Way You Look Tonight". Numerous cuts were chosen from the Dave Brubeck Trio's Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals and Brubeck & Desmond: Jazz at Storyville. The nine selections on disc two begin in 1982 with "Koto Song," from the live Concord on a Summer Night, and end in 2004 with "Forty Days" from the London Flat, London Sharp set, with cuts along the way from the albums Moscow Night 1987, Young Lions & Old Tigers 1995, Just You, Just Me 1994, So What's New? 2000, and The Crossing 2000. There isn't anything here that is previously unreleased, so hardcore fans will more than likely already possess the material. That said, for anyone only familiar with the Columbia recordings, or seeking an introduction to Brubeck, this collection is a worthwhile consideration.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 888072326255
  • Catalog Number: 32625
  • Sales rank: 41,753

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Found a New Baby - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1:37)
  2. 2 The Way You Look Tonight - Dave Brubeck Octet (3:03)
  3. 3 (Back Home Again In) Indiana - Dave Brubeck Trio (2:36)
  4. 4 Laura - Dave Brubeck Trio (2:46)
  5. 5 Singin' In the Rain - Dave Brubeck Trio (2:37)
  6. 6 That Old Black Magic - Dave Brubeck Trio (2:39)
  7. 7 Sweet Georgia Brown - Dave Brubeck Trio (2:44)
  8. 8 Perfidia - Dave Brubeck Trio (2:20)
  9. 9 Avalon - Dave Brubeck Trio (2:07)
  10. 10 How High the Moon - Dave Brubeck Trio (3:06)
  11. 11 Look For the Silver Lining - Paul Desmond (3:44)
  12. 12 This Can't Be Love - Paul Desmond (4:09)
  13. 13 My Romance (2:39)
  14. 14 Lulu's Back In Town - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (2:23)
  15. 15 Over the Rainbow - Paul Desmond (5:04)
  16. 16 How High the Moon - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (9:11)
  17. 17 All the Things You Are - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (9:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Koto Song - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (8:50)
  2. 2 Black and Blue - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (7:11)
  3. 3 St. Louis Blues - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (9:45)
  4. 4 Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (7:05)
  5. 5 (Variations On) Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (7:29)
  6. 6 Here Comes McBride (3:27)
  7. 7 Waltzing - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (7:17)
  8. 8 Day After Day - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (6:45)
  9. 9 Forty Days - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (6:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Brubeck Primary Artist, Piano, Soloist
Paul Desmond Alto Saxophone
Dick Collins Trumpet
Michael Moore Bass
Herb Barman Drums
Chris Brubeck Electric Bass, Bass Trombone
Ron Crotty Bass
Alec Dankworth Bass
Lloyd Davis Drums
Joe Dodge Drums
Christian McBride Bass
Bobby Militello Alto Saxophone
Wyatt Ruther Bass
Jack Six Bass
Cal Tjader Drums
Jack Weeks Bass
Randy Jones Drums
Bob Collins Baritone Saxophone
David Van Kriedt Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Dave Brubeck Composer
Paul Desmond Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Russell Gloyd Liner Notes
Nick Phillips Executive Producer
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Waller Composer
Pinkard Composer
Raksin Composer
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