Dave Brubeck: Love Songs (1999)
On this new collection, some of Brubeck’s most romantic and lovingly-delivered offerings are brought together for a career retrospective with a special angle. Handing "My Romance" over to Desmond after a solo introduction and development, Brubeck takes his own sweet time with "In Your Own Sweet Way," sharing the lead with Desmond’s flugled horn for a west side trip through Sondheim and Bernstein’s "Somewhere." The Brubeck-Desmond original "Audrey" invites the noir-y rhythmic talents of Bob Bates and Joe Dodge, and a previously unreleased session of "You Go To My Head" lets Desmond take five while clarinetist Bill Smith sits in. Though "Like Someone in Love" may be a bit peppy to relax for relaxing by the fire, Desmond’s smooth delivery and a glass of wine make it all right.
Track Listing: 1. My Romance 2. What Is This Thing Called Love? 3. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) 4. In Your Own Sweet Way 5. Somewhere 6. Paloma Azul (The Blue Dove) 7. Audrey 8. You Go to My Head [#] 9. Like Someone in Love 10. Besame Mucho
Record Label: Columbia Records