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This is one of the buys of the year, possibly the decade.
Even if you are only vaguely aware of Dave Brubeck, buy this! You won't regret it! Twenty albums for not much money is not necessarily a bargain, only in this case, it is. Documentation is a little light-on, with track titles, personnel, album title and release year the only information included.
However, the big plus with this set is the sound quality. What it lacks in documentation, it makes up for in the listening. I was mightly impressed with the clean, fresh sound garnered from these recordings. Of particular interest to me was "Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein" album of 1961, which was a knockout. That's not to say the other 19 albums aren't - they all are, but I was particularly happy to have the Bernstein album.
I was a Dave Brubeck fan before this, so some of the material in this box I already have. Even so, it was worth buying this for what I didn't have, as it still worked out cheaper than buying the original albums.
A wonderful tribute to a versatile musician. Get yourself a present, or urge someone else to buy it for you.