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Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2013
...for jazz fans, this release must rank alongside that other recent discovery under a Leicester car park. The Brubeck music is superb, and the recording quality is excellent throughout. Both Brubeck and Bennett are on top form, their performances elevated by the occasion and their obvious delight at performing together. this is a must for both Brubeck and Bennett fans. Sheer heaven!... Many thanks to Matt Kelly at Sony for his diligence in unearthing these 'lost' tapes and bringing them to us.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2013
Buy this, for the drum solo on 'Castillan Blues' alone. Amazing virtuoso live performances from all. 50+ years on the obvious delight of the audience is palpable........ one of those gigs you really wouldlove to have been at.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2014
Again, this CD should be in every collection of people who like Jazz. I was just coming into my teens when this was recorded and never knew about it then. I was introduced to Brubeck by my older brothers, and have never stopped listening since then. I am lucky to have a large collection on vinyl and CD, and this is a great addition
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 August 2013
Rare CD arrived on time and I have enjoyed every minute of my purchased . This CD represents an historical record of what goes on behind the scenes, Bennett and Brubeck have been invited to entertain students attending a White House seminar, the students during that morning had been addressed by President John F. Kennedy. Bennett and Brubeck could well have put on a demonstration of their personal skills and those of Brubeck's group, but instead produced some of their very best performances to an audience who responded by showing their appreciation of genuine artists willing to give of their best to a non paying audience. Both Bennett and Brubeck seemed to be instilling into the US youth sitting before them, their energy that remained in them even though not many years earlier they both served in Europe in the the US forces in W.W.II. You get that " glad to be alive" energy from the music, and in my mind I thought how grateful we should be that these two, who swerved, survived and swing on with their music even today. G. Thomas
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2013
If you like the old style jazz then this is a treasure for you, it was thought to be lost , just found and it is wonderful. Tony Bennett's smooth voice still has its power to hypnotise and delight and Dave Brubeck compliments this theme. I bet everyone at the White House enjoyed this event. Must buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2013
I bought this CD for my husband as he is a fan of both Bennet and Brubeck and he rates it as excellent
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2013
I chose on your recommendation as this recording was discovered from archives and then produced by Sony and also chose because I had recently also purchased Dave Brubeck live at Carnegie Hall from you.
The sheer genius of his playing and improvisation on the piano and the playing of the other members of the Quartet amazed me.
We have always enjoyed Tony Bennett,attended 2 of his concerts many years ago,and the opportunity of seeing them perform together is a great privilege.
Incidently I bought the Daily Express about a week later and the Top CD reviews was headed with a photo of Tony Bennett and a really good write up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 August 2013
As mentioned before,Brubeck is my favourite musician and can do no wrong to me,I still prefer cd,s as I can feed my ipod and still listen on my home based equipment.Perfect for my easy listening.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Saw this whilst looking for something else and bought it 2 greats on one Cd

Excellent would recommend it to Bennett & Brubeck fans
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 2013
This was bought for my wife after she had seen a review of this CD in the newspaper. She has been a Tony Bennett fan since the 50's and this is how she remembers him from those days. Dave Brubeck is the bonus. Although not a particular fan of jazz this whole CD is music at its best
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