This album is a discographical nightmare, there's no sleeve notes no discographical information and the tracks have been pulled from all over the place and presented in a random order that suggests that someone wrote down the tracks to be used on separate pieces of paper and threw them into the air and presented them in the order that they were picked up. So why not give this one a swerve and go for something else? Well, the price is right plus Dave Brubecks Quartet didn't change much over it's lifetime so the personnel remains fairly static but mainly because the music is just great, every track is pure gold. If you're new to Brubeck buy this and when you're a fan (and you will be) buy the original albums seperately. Go on, over three hours of brilliant music for less than four quid, you owe it to yourself.
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Was a great Brubeck fan years ago - saw him live in 1961 in Manchester as a student. I was reading my Fire in bed a few nights back and needed some new background music. Found this collection and downloaded for nostalgic reasons. Usually nostalgia leads to disappointment - not in this case. Every bit as good as I remembered. Finished up forgetting about reading and just listening to the superb music which Brubeck , Paul Desmond and co created. Buy it and you won't regret it.