The Essential Dave Brubeck

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
It's hard to summarize the highlights of a career as long and prolific as Dave Brubeck's in a two-CD compilation. If you're going to settle for that, however, The Essential Dave Brubeck is a good job, spanning 1949 to 2002, with 76 minutes of music on each disc. Although a few of these tracks were drawn from his early Fantasy recordings and his later Concord/MusicMasters/Telarc discs, the overwhelming bulk of them come from his days at Columbia from the mid-'50s through the late '60s. "Take Five" is here, of course, as are some of his better- known recordings, like "Blue Rondo a La Turk," "Take the 'A' Train" a live 1954 performance, "Audrey," and "Some Day My Prince...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
It's hard to summarize the highlights of a career as long and prolific as Dave Brubeck's in a two-CD compilation. If you're going to settle for that, however, The Essential Dave Brubeck is a good job, spanning 1949 to 2002, with 76 minutes of music on each disc. Although a few of these tracks were drawn from his early Fantasy recordings and his later Concord/MusicMasters/Telarc discs, the overwhelming bulk of them come from his days at Columbia from the mid-'50s through the late '60s. "Take Five" is here, of course, as are some of his better- known recordings, like "Blue Rondo a La Turk," "Take the 'A' Train" a live 1954 performance, "Audrey," and "Some Day My Prince Will Come" from the Dave Digs Disney album. Overall it spotlights the pianist in a variety of settings -- live, solo piano "In Your Sweet Way" and "Weep No More," from Brubeck Plays Brubeck; interpreting West Side Story; bopping, balladeering, bossa nova, with strings; or backing vocalists Louis Armstrong, Carmen McRae, Jimmy Rushing, and Tony Bennett. In fact, no less than a couple dozen albums are sampled over the course of the 31 discs, making this an admirably wide-ranging sampler of Brubeck's work, focusing on his earlier and most important efforts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998699328
  • Catalog Number: 86993
  • Sales rank: 3,418

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Indiana (2:34)
  2. 2 Perdido (7:48)
  3. 3 Take the "A" Train (6:16)
  4. 4 Le Souk (4:43)
  5. 5 Audrey (3:34)
  6. 6 The Duke (2:45)
  7. 7 In Your Own Sweet Way (5:00)
  8. 8 Weep No More (3:58)
  9. 9 Some Day My Prince Will Come (8:18)
  10. 10 Tangerine (10:18)
  11. 11 Brandenburg Gate (6:52)
  12. 12 Three to Get Ready (5:25)
  13. 13 Blue Rondo a la Turk (6:45)
  14. 14 There'll Be Some Changes Made (2:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Take Five (5:26)
  2. 2 Maria (3:23)
  3. 3 It's a Raggy Waltz (5:13)
  4. 4 Unsquare Dance (2:02)
  5. 5 Kathy's Waltz (3:03)
  6. 6 Travelin' Blues (2:56)
  7. 7 Summer Song (3:15)
  8. 8 That Old Black Magic (3:20)
  9. 9 Bossa Nova U.S.A. (2:32)
  10. 10 Autumn in Washington Square (5:30)
  11. 11 Theme from "MR. Broadway" (2:27)
  12. 12 La Paloma Azul (The Blue Dove) (6:21)
  13. 13 Recuerdo (5:25)
  14. 14 Caravan (4:18)
  15. 15 Stardust (5:23)
  16. 16 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (7:29)
  17. 17 Love for Sale (8:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Brubeck Primary Artist, Piano, Soloist
Tony Bennett Vocals
Jerry Bergonzi Tenor Saxophone
Paul Desmond Alto Saxophone
Joe Morello Drums
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Rushing Vocals
Michael Moore Bass
Bill Smith Clarinet
Alan Dawson Drums
Eugene Wright Bass
Louis Armstrong Vocals
Norman Bates Bass
Joe Benjamin Bass
Chris Brubeck Electric Bass
Ron Crotty Bass
Lloyd Davis Drums
Joe Dodge Drums
Russell Gloyd Conductor
Carmen McRae Vocals
Butch Miles Drums
Bobby Militello Alto Saxophone
Jack Six Bass
Cal Tjader Drums
Howard Brubeck Conductor
Randy Jones Drums
Technical Credits
Dave Brubeck Arranger, Producer
George Avakian Producer
Chris Brubeck Producer
Didier C. Deutsch Producer
Russell Gloyd Arranger, Producer
Cal Lampley Producer
Teo Macero Producer
Ballard MacDonald Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Howard Brubeck Arranger
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Darcy Proper Mastering
Hank Parker Contributor
Omar Carrasquilla Tape Research
Seth Foster Mastering
Stacey Boyle Tape Research
Joe "Cannonball" Lewis Liner Notes
Mark Unterberger Package Manager
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