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Some really classy jazz from the 50s and early 60s,
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This review is from: 20 Classic Albums [Audio CD] Dave Brubeck (Audio CD)
The soundscape encapsulated in this collection is really sepia toned, with production values which reflect the era.
All of the quality is in the musicianship, and you don't just get Dave Brubeck, you get his sidemen, mainly Paul Desmond
Joe Morello and Eugene Wright, all seriously good musicians in their own right, and others such as William O.Smith.
The tape media quality is a little wanting in places, with seriously obvious drop out evident on some of the live recordings.
But, there is nothing digital or electronic involved in the production of the music, and the musical skill shines through, completely uncluttered. The music is highly individualised even when doing interpretations of great american song book standards, so don't
expect just another cover of a song with a familiar name. Dave's subliminal best is here, not just in the classic 'Time Out', but
across all of the albums, especially in the way he allows the other musicians to shine.