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The Dave Brubeck Quartet: The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Live From The Northwest, 1959

Read "The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Live From The Northwest, 1959" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Like Elemental Music's previously unheard Bill Evans' set, Tales: Live in Copenhagen (1964), The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Live From The Northwest, 1959 may not hold the historical weight of other posthumous Brubeck releases, but it certainly displays the effortless virtuosity and invention the quartet brought to every gig, large or small, far and wide and in-between. Just months before Brubeck, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright, and drummer Joe Morello would set the music world alight with Time Out (Columbia, 1959), Wally ...

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet: The Dave Brubeck Quartet Live from the Northwest,1959

Read "The Dave Brubeck Quartet Live from the Northwest,1959" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

The Dave Brubeck Quartet Live from the Northwest,1959 was recorded in a moment of jazz history that showcased the quartet's exceptional musical prowess and Dave Brubeck's innovative approach to jazz composition. The album offers a vibrant snapshot of the group's improvisational energy and collective synergy exemplified by the four incomparable musicians, which, in addition to Brubeck, were Paul Desmond alto saxophone, Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello drums. This seven-track concert was recorded over two ...

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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Debut In The Netherlands 1958: The Lost Recordings

Read "Debut In The Netherlands 1958: The Lost Recordings" reviewed by Chris May

For some people, the Dave Brubeck Quartet's catalogue starts with 1959's Time Out (Columbia) and ends with Time Further Out (Columbia) two years later. Verily, they know not what they are missing. The band was burning from 1951, when Brubeck and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond founded it, until 1967 and the breakup of the “classic" lineup. That lineup comprised Brubeck, Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright, who joined in early 1958, and drummer Joe Morello, who joined in late 1956, and it ...

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Dave Brubeck: Live From Vienna 1967

Read "Live From Vienna 1967" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Considered one of the foremost exponents of the cool jazz style--despite often generating intense block-chorded heat as a pianist--Dave Brubeck was also known to lead the finest quartet bands in the jazz world. Of the several groups he led throughout his career, the most successful version was his classic quartet from 1958 to 1968 comprised of saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello. In what was to be the band's last tour in Europe in 1967, this ...

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Dave Brubeck Trio: Live From Vienna 1967

Read "Live From Vienna 1967" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

The lure of a lively good party has long made Hamburg, Germany, a global destination spot. Young and old, male and female, and all in between have, at one time or another, succumbed to the city's salacious history, its tantalizing port of entry, its raucous streets, denizens, and rathskellers. So, can we really judge or speculate (then and now) why Paul Desmond, famed saxophonist, composer, and one fourth of the great one mind that was The Dave Brubeck Quartet just ...

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Dave Brubeck: Time OutTakes

Read "Time OutTakes" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Time OutTakes è il frutto della scoperta dell'insieme dei nastri giacenti nei vaults della Columbia, riguardanti il celebre album di Dave Brubeck, edito nel 1959. Come spesso accade per questo genere di operazioni, il supplemento di materiale che esce fuori dallo scavo coincide con versioni alternative dei medesimi brani della collezione definitiva (outtakes), ma anche con pezzi scartati dalla produzione--due in questo caso--oppure con la scoperta che in certi casi è bastata una sola “take" per essere soddisfatti ...

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time OutTakes

Read "Time OutTakes" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

When, for the first and the millionth time Paul McCartney is queried by lazy savants and crazed fans about what he would have cut from epic double White Album (Apple, 1968) to make it the strongest of the strongest single disc ever, the cutely weathered one just replies “It's the Beatles' bleedin' White Album, man" and the discussion, at least for that moment, is done. The fans and essayists will go on and on and on while he pursues other ...


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