Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £8.59

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall Original recording remastered, Live


Price: £9.91 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
37 new from £6.30 4 used from £4.75

Amazon's Dave Brubeck Store

Music

Image of album by Dave Brubeck

Photos

Image of Dave Brubeck

Biography

Dave Brubeck was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds. With a career that spanned over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.

Born into a musical family in Concord, California-- his two older brothers were also professional musicians--he began ... Read more in Amazon's Dave Brubeck Store

Visit Amazon's Dave Brubeck Store
for 301 albums, 7 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall + Time Out
Price For Both: £14.60

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (7 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Live
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy
  • ASIN: B000056KDB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,320 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Disc 1:

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. St. Louis Blues (Live) [Clean]11:59Album Only
Listen  2. Bossa Nova U.S.A. (Live) [Clean] 7:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. For All We Know (Live) [Clean] 9:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Pennies From Heaven (Live) [Clean]10:18Album Only
Listen  5. Southern Scene (Live) [Clean] 7:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Three To Get Ready (Live) [Clean] 6:44£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Eleven Four (Live) [Clean] 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. It'S A Raggy Waltz (Live) [Clean] 7:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. King For A Day (Live) [Clean] 6:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Castilian Drums (Live) [Clean]14:21Album Only
Listen  5. Blue Rondo A La Turk (Live) [Clean]12:41Album Only
Listen  6. Take Five (Live) [Clean] 7:16£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

I will ship by EMS or SAL items in stock in Japan. It is approximately 7-14days on delivery date. You wholeheartedly support customers as satisfactory. Thank you for you seeing it.

Amazon.co.uk

Recorded in February 1963, Live at Carnegie Hall preserves what was arguably Dave Brubeck's greatest concert. It features altoist Paul Desmond, drummer Joe Morello and Eugene Wright on bass--by common consent the finest-ever incarnation of the Brubeck Quartet--in a succession of performances that are by turns stirring, witty, magical and irresistibly pulsating. The material is a catholic mixture of obvious DB favourites ("Take Five", "Blue Rondo À La Turk", "It's A Raggy Waltz"), timeless standards ("For All We Know", "St Louis Blues", "Pennies From Heaven") and then-new Brubeck compositions such as "Bossa Nova USA"--a wonderful reading that completely eclipses the earlier studio version--and "Castilian Drums". There's also a thrillingly rhapsodic rendition of "Southern Scene", containing one of Desmond's best solos and a gracefully pulverising "Three To Get Ready" that closes the first of these two CDs. Moreover, Desmond's "Eleven Four" and Wright's feature on "King For A Day" testify to the penetration and intelligence of a group that many at the time dismissed as gimmicky, pretentious and shallow. A truly majestic record that should be in every serious collection, Brubeck's Live At Carnegie Hall sounds as fresh today as when it was made. --Richard Palmer

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Palmer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
The classic Brubeck Quartet live and in spanking form. Joe Morello was ill on the night of the recording he can be heard coughing in bassist Eugene Wright's feature 'King For A Day'. The rest of the world's drummers (me included) just hope that one day they might approach something akin to this level, and we would need to be in peak physical condition to even contemplate such hubris. Morello's mammoth solo on 'Castilian Drums' is a tour de force, maintaining a musicality few drummers could hope to achieve even when taking a single chorus of 'fours'.

The whole band play well, and the excitement the crowd was feeling is tangible. I do have a few criticisms though... Most of the material here is treated just as well or better on studio versions, and some of the tunes here aren't from the band's top drawer (I'd rather have heard 'Blue Shadows In The Street' than 'Bossa Nova U.S.A.', but overall they favour upbeat numbers in both sets). The material from the 'Time Out' sessions stands head and shoulders above most of the rest of the programme.

My least favourite musical element is Brubeck's insistent pounding on one particular note, which he starts doing in the opening number, 'St Louis Blues', and returns to occasionally throughout (it's something he mentions with apparent pride in the copious and interesting liner notes). However despite these reservations, this is a fantastic band playing brilliantly, and so still deserving of a full complement of stars.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By The Happy Space Invader on 14 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This album is worth buying for the incredible drum solo in Castillian Drums alone. Anyone in their 50's is going to have this already on Vinyl and probably just Part Two which contains the famous "Take Five". Regardless of that, it's time to buy the CD version. The sound quality is absolutely superb, such that it's hard to believe that this was recorded in 1963.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marc G on 12 Oct 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have listened to quite a few quality Jazz albums of late (including Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, etc.) but this one really is a masterpiece! The cover includes an interview with G.T. Simon, Jazz Commentator of the NY Herald Tribune at the time, and gives great insight into the special nature of that night. "Then suddenly it happened - right after the start of the third number. Don't ask why. Probably nobody can explain it. But it happened all right, and what had begun as quite a good Brubeck concert burst abruptly into a truly great one." The entire story is well worth the read. The musicians are not merely playing, they are preaching, and convincing, and so full of life and energy! It is almost impossible to interrupt a piece to go and do something, answer a phone call, or a call of nature! Without doubt, one of the best Jazz albums in existence. And all the tunes you could hope for, including Take Five, Blue Rondo A La Turk, and Three To Get Ready.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. Bendel on 7 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This without doubt, the best album the great Dave Brubeck Quartet ever made. The playing
of all four men is often beyond belief and never at any point, less than great.
I first saw this group playing live in London in 1959 and I was fortunate to catch them twice more.
The concert format was ideal, so this CD is a must have. Anyone wishing to include Brubeck's music in
their collection for the first time, should look no further than this album for starters.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By nick g black on 26 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
What an immpecable concert this is, and it is just as billed: as fresh as a daisy, with a magical convergence of talent fuelled by an equally enthusiastic audience.
The trick about Brubeck is his ability to turn unusual time signatures into sparkling, vibrant improvisations. Here he is on top form, but the real revelation is how good the other members of the quartet were. Paul Desmond is well enough known and appreciated.. but check out the extraordinary drum solo (which brings the house down) from Joe Morello - "Castilian Drums".
If jazz has all sorts of unwelcome connotations for you, try this.Impossible not to enjoy, and the musicianship is of the very highest.
One of the greatest ever Jazz albums.. it lives up to the enthusiastic hype of the original sleeve. Intelligent, gorgeous, intricate music. BUY IT!!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By eric outaspace on 12 Sep 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I totally share my fellow-reviewers' enthusiasm for this wonderful double-album, with one big reservation. Incidentally, at time of writing, it's almost being given away by Amazon, so buy it while it lasts. These guys were without doubt the D-Bs of the modern jazz scene and in the early 60s were individually and together at the height of their very considerable powers. The addition of Joe Morello to the line-up was perhaps the spark that ignited the combustion, and it's easy to see why Mr Desmond was unhappy about him. You can either stretch your brain working out the time signatures and the harmonies, or you you can sit back and enjoy. Every track is a highlight; I especially enjoyed the unusual version of 'Take Five'. My big reservation? Instead of being edited out, the audience participation has been foregrounded. The clapping and whistling occasionally comes close to drowning out the band. I found it intrusive and very irritating.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Jan 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Brubeck Quartet reached the peak of their performance in this live session. Every number is played to perfection with each member of the group hitting their peak. The group have played better, but never on a live recording.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback