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Jazz Goes To College [Import]

Dave Brubeck Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Sep 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B002HI70B0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,018 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Balcony Rock
2. Out Of Nowhere
3. Le Souk
4. Take The "A" Train
5. The Song Is You
6. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
7. I Want To Be Happy

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brubeck in time 9 Mar 2012
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This classic live recording from 1954 features the Dave Brubeck Quartet on a set of swinging tunes. With Brubeck is Paul Desmond on Alto Sax, Bob Bates on Bass and Joe Dodge on drums. The group is not as well known as the classic quartet (apart from Desmond obviously) that would appear a few years later, and if you were being harsh you might criticise the fact that the bass player seems to walk in 4/4 all the time. So perhaps the rhythm section is a less flexible unit in terms of the time it kept. But the later quartet was justly famous for its time, so I would just say this is a swinging recording!

Above that is the playing from Brubeck and Desmond, which is consistently inventive. As with his entire career Brubeck plays with that wonderful mixture of chordal jazz, modern classical, bits of Bach - which is quite unique in Jazz Piano. There is an astonishing sequence on Le Souk which is the best Piano solo on this album in my opinion. Desmond in contrast is I suppose the opitimony of cool jazz. A wonderfully fluid alto player who although a complete contrast to Brubecks playing is somehow magically the perfect fit.

Interesting "Le Souk" was recorded at Oberlin College, which was the venue for another classic early Brubeck album (Jazz at Oberlin) that I highly recommend.

The track listing is:
Balcony Rock
Out of Nowhere
Le Souk
Take the "A" Train
The Song is You
Don't Worry 'bout Me
I Want To Be Happy

Sound quality is pretty good for a 58 year old recording and the CD is 51mins long. Sadly since I wrote this review Dave Brubeck has died. Truly one of the last of the giants has left us.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ex drummer toured with Brubeck in 1961. 19 Feb 2013
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This may be one of the recordings Brubeck himself taped, as he did in the
early 50's US campus concerts.It's great Brubeck or "Bru" as he told me his
friends call him. Quality as good as you'll get from that period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roll back the years. 20 Nov 2012
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my younger days was highlighted my my enjoyment of modern jazz and whilst I had/have many favourites Dave Brubeck has always been amongst my top groups,listening to these recordings makes me realise how lucky we were back in the sixties ,I look forward to seeing these recordings grow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars from a lifelong brubeck fan 20 Sep 2013
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I have been looking for this particular item for some time, it was my introduction to dave brubeck back in 1969 whilst i was station in cyprus.
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