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Dave Brubeck: Early Concepts (CD: Proper, 2 CDs)Dave Brubeck: Early Concepts (CD: Proper, 2 CDs)
The success of the Dave Brubeck Quartet during the 1950s and '60s was astonishing. The history of modern jazz has never witnessed another phenomenon like it, indeed when "Take Five" took flight in 1960 Brubeck's quartet became one of the few jazz ensembles of any style to have an international, multi-million selling 'Pop' hit single. These 52 tracks spanning 1948-1952 trace Brubeck developing his polyrhythmic and polytonal style with complex time signatures from straight out of music college with an octet, then a more economically practical trio, and finally with the quartet that would go on from immense popularity on college campuses to international recognition. An authoritatively annotated 16 page booklet essays this musical development and includes a discography of the recordings. (Proper Records) 


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Dave Brubeck: Time Was (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
Dave Brubeck has long served as proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together. Although critics who had championed him when he was unknown seemed to scorn him when the Dave Brubeck Quartet became a surprise success, in reality Brubeck never watered down or altered his music in order to gain a wide audience. Dave Brubeck remains one of the few household names in jazz. This 4CD set contains his work from the late '40s through to the mid '50s, and covers both extremes of his popularity - from his beginnings as an unknown musician through to his appearance on the front cover of Time magazine in 1954. (Proper Records) 


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Dave Brubeck: Time Was (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)


Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond: Birdland 1951-52 / Newport 1955 (CD: Solar)Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond: Birdland 1951-52 / Newport 1955 (CD: Solar)
This release presents all known existing Birdland broadcasts from the formative stages of the Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond, alto sax; Wyatt Ruther, bass and Herb Barman, drums. Also included are Brubeck and Desmond’s 1955 Newport concert, never before released in its entirety, with Bob Bates on bass and Joe Dodge, drums. The full set is here followed by a late-night jam session with guests Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan and Max Roach joining the band. (Discovery Records) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz At Oberlin (CD: Fantasy)
College jazz concerts have long been a commonplace, but in 1953 they were a rarity. It was the Dave Brubeck Quartet that pioneered in the genre, and this was their first on record. Oberlin, with its famous conservatory, was an appropriate setting, and the foursome came up with a program of five great jazz standards in long and often surprisingly free performances that found Dave and Paul Desmond at the top of their game. Dave's intense solo on "These Foolish Things" is one of his most inspired early improvisations, and Paul shines on "The Way You Look Tonight." Throughout, the interplay between them is fresh and often astonishing. Caught at the brink of fame, the quartet shows why it got there. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz At Oberlin (CD: Fantasy)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz At The College of The Pacific - Complete (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz At The College of The Pacific - Complete (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
A classic Brubeck Quartet concert recorded in December 1953 – the complete performance now presented here for the first time on a single set. Several rare radio broadcasts from the same period have been added as a bonus, including three tracks never previously released. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 


Dave Brubeck Quartet: At Newport 1956 & 1959 (CD: Phoenix)
Two rarely heard and long out of print Newport performances by the celebrated Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond. The first recorded in 1956 with Norman Bates, bass and Joe Dodge, drums; the second in 1959 with the more familiar rhythm section of Eugene Wright, bass, and Joe Morello, drums. As a bonus, there are two obscure tracks from a radio broadcast taped during a concert in Hanover, during a 1958 ‘goodwill’ international tour organized by the US State Dept. (Discovery Records) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: At Newport 1956 & 1959 (CD: Phoenix)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Complete 1958 Berlin Concert (CD: RLR Records)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Complete 1958 Berlin Concert (CD: RLR Records)
A long unavailable concert by the legendary Brubeck quartetappearing here in its entirety for the first time ever - including twopreviously unissued tracks ("The Duke" and "One Moment WorthYears"). Recorded live in Berlin, Germany, on February 22, 1958 -featuring Paul Desmond, alto, Eugene Wright, bass and JoeMorello, drums - the concert includes a 19-minute plus version ofTake the A Train”, over 13 minutes of “St Louis Blues” and threeother tracks well over 10 minutes. (Discovery Records) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live In Portland 1959 (CD: Domino Jazz)
A complete never before released concert by the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond, Gene Wright and Joe Morello. It was recorded at the zenith of the group’s career, right before the making of the albums ‘Gone With the Wind’ and ‘Time Out’ (one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time). Among the highlights of the Portland performance, is the only existing version of “When the Saints Go Marching In” by the Desmond-Brubeck-Wright-Morello Quartet. (Discovery Records) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live In Portland 1959 (CD: Domino Jazz)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (CD: Columbia)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (CD: Columbia)
Brubeck's classic quartet record from 1959 featuring Paul Desmond's delicious alto and fine drumming from Joe Morello. The leader's experiments with unusual time signatures captured many imaginations at the time, most notably the popular hit 'Take Five' and the Mozartian 'Blue Rondo A La Turk'. The album became a best-seller before Miles' Kind of Blue and should not be absent from any serious jazz collection.

Featuring classic tracks "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," this is Brubeck's 1959 exploration of exotic time signatures (3/4, 5/4, 9/8), classical forms and counterpoint rhythms. While some over-heavy block chording too often structures the leader's earlier piano work, this album is immaculately executed, with alto-saxist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello contributing to the group dynamic. "Take Five" became a legendary juke-box smash hit, and the album overall excitingly extended the metric barriers of jazz and popularized access to the music. Recommended. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out- 50th Anniversary Edition (CD: Columbia/ Sony Legacy, 2 CDs & DVD)
With Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, bassist Eugene Wright, and drummer Joe Morello, TIME OUT is one of the best-loved records in jazz. Upon its release, the LP reached #2 on the U.S charts and stayed there for more than three years, becoming the first jazz album to sell a million copies. "Take Five," with its 5/4 "Take Five rhythm" - became an instrumental jazz staple and a surprise radio hit, entering the record books as the first million-selling jazz instrumental single on the Billboard Hot 100. "Blue Rondo à la Turk" also became an instant classic. Brubeck had enjoyed successes before - five years earlier he had been the first jazz musician to have his picture on the cover of Time magazine - but this project made everything else in his career seem like a mere warm-up.

TIME OUT is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history and is essential to every jazz collection. This year it turns FIFTY years old and to celebrate Legacy is releasing a beautiful Legacy Edition of this classic album.

The 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition of Time Out features the original album, re-mastered, plus a full second CD of previously unreleased recordings from the Newport Jazz Festival 1961-1964, and rare photos, correspondence and clippings including a typed, signed description by Paul Desmond of his composition Take Five.

In addition to the two audio CDs, the set comes with a 30 minute previously unreleased documentary featuring recent interviews with Dave Brubeck (seen illustrating selections from Time Out at the piano) and extensive historic performance footage. (Sony Music) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out- 50th Anniversary Edition (CD: Columbia/ Sony Legacy, 2 CDs & DVD)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (Vinyl LP: Not Now Music)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (Vinyl LP: Not Now Music)
Don't miss the chance to own this Dave Brubeck 180g LP featuring 'Take Five', 'Blue Rondo A La Turk' and many more. (Proper Music) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Further Out (CD: Columbia)
 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Further Out (CD: Columbia)


Dave Brubeck: Interchanges'54 (CD: Columbia- US Import)Dave Brubeck: Interchanges'54 (CD: Columbia- US Import)
 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Brandenburg Gate Revisited (CD: Columbia- US Import)
 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Brandenburg Gate Revisited (CD: Columbia- US Import)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz Impressions Of Japan (CD: Columbia)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz Impressions Of Japan (CD: Columbia)
 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Brubeck Time (CD: Columbia)
 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: Brubeck Time (CD: Columbia)


Dave Brubeck: Jazz Impressions Of New York (CD: Columbia- US Import)Dave Brubeck: Jazz Impressions Of New York (CD: Columbia- US Import)
 


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Dave Brubeck: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: Avid, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents three classic Dave Brubeck albums, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.

"Jazz Red Hot & Cool", "Newport 1958", and "Jazz Goes To Junior College" plus an extra bonus track from the First Timex All Star Jazz Festival….the classic "St. Louis Blues!". We begin with "Jazz Red Hot & Cool" where the great man is accompanied as ever by Paul Desmond on alto alongside Joe Dodge on drums and Bob Bates on bass. Here we find the fully formed quartet with all the elements of the Brubeck style firmly in place. At "Newport 1958" we find Brubeck paying tribute to the legendary composer and bandleader Duke Ellington with a programme of tunes either written by or associated with the Duke. Here once again he is joined by Desmond but with Joe Morello on drums and Joe Benjamin on bass. Finally we hear Brubeck breaking new ground as he takes his jazz improvisations onto the college circuit for the first time accompanied again by Desmond and Morello but with Norman Bates taking over on bass. With "Jazz Goes To Junior College" Brubeck met the college audience on their own ground where previously they had only been allowed to hear classical concerts. Of course, as we now know, this innovation was a resounding success opening the door to all kinds of music being performed at colleges and universities. We conclude with our bonus track (slipped in on CD1 for timing considerations), "St. Louis Blues" from "The First Timex All-Star Jazz Festival" featuring the same line up as on "Jazz Red Hot And Cool"

All three albums have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever! (AVID Entertainment) 


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Dave Brubeck: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: Avid, 2 CDs)


Dave Brubeck: Three Classic Albums Plus- Third Set (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Dave Brubeck: Three Classic Albums Plus- Third Set (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents three classic Dave Brubeck albums plus , including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "Dave Digs Disney", "Southern Scene", "The Dave Brubeck Quartet In Europe" and the plus "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A…Side 2"

For our latest in a mini series of tributes to Mr Brubeck we have chosen three albums that are vastly different from the experimental album that became the all time classic Time Out (featured on AMSC998). On two of our classic albums, "Southern Scene" and "Digs Disney" Brubeck has mainly chosen southern folk songs and spirituals and of course music from the wonderful world of Disney! And he still found time during his busy touring schedule to record new tracks for the "Quartet In Europe" album. Finally we complete a promise made on our earlier Brubeck CD AMSC998 and feature side 2 of "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A." All three albums plus have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever! (AVID Entertainment) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond: Newport 1958- Brubeck Plays Ellington (CD: Gambit)
The complete long unavailable 1958 Newport performance by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Professionally recorded, the set was devoted to Duke Ellington related tunes (including “The Duke”, Brubeck’s homage piece to the master). As a bonus, a long Brubeck Quartet version of “Take the ‘A’ Train” – Ellington’s signature theme, composed by Billy Strayhorn – recorded that same year in Berlin. This was not only an abnormal live programme for Brubeck, but also unusual was the presence of Joe Benjamin replacing Wright on bass - as he was a veteran player from Ellington’s band from 1951 to 1973. (Discovery Records) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond: Newport 1958- Brubeck Plays Ellington (CD: Gambit)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Brubeck Plays Bernstein + Jazz Impressions Of Japan (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Brubeck Plays Bernstein + Jazz Impressions Of Japan (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
 


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Dave Brubeck: Bravo Brubeck! (CD: Columbia)
 


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Dave Brubeck: Bravo Brubeck! (CD: Columbia)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Bossa Nova U.S.A. (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Bossa Nova U.S.A. (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
Released during the bossa nova craze that took place in the USA in the early 1960s, this was Brubeck's contribution to the genre – it differed from other records by jazz groups who had entered the bossa foray as it mostly consisted of his own compositions rather than versions of well-known Brazilian tunes. Plus 7 bonus tracks. (Discovery Records) 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: The Great Concerts (CD: Columbia)
 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: The Great Concerts (CD: Columbia)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Angel Eyes (Vinyl LP: Cheesecake Records)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Angel Eyes (Vinyl LP: Cheesecake Records)
Brubeck’s tribute to the music of Matt Dennis. Original album with one bonus track.

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl LP. Includes free MP3 download. 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: The 1965 Canadian Concert (CD: Gambit)
 


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Dave Brubeck Quartet: The 1965 Canadian Concert (CD: Gambit)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live In London 1966 (CD: Domino Jazz)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live In London 1966 (CD: Domino Jazz)
A complete previously unissued 1966 concert by the Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond recorded in London. The material for the show consisted of versions of classic songs like “Take Five”, as well as tunes rarely recorded by the quartet, such as “Out of Nowhere” and the group’s only existing live recording of Brubeck’s own composition, “Softly, William, Softly”. (Discovery Records) 


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Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan: Live At The Berlin Philharmonie (CD: Columbia, 2 CDs)
The complete historical concert. The Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan created so much excitement with this moving performance in Berlin, they had to come back for three encores. This recording of that magical November night in 1970 is now available for the first time in its entirety and includes two previously unavailable tracks. (Columbia Records)  


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Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan: Live At The Berlin Philharmonie (CD: Columbia, 2 CDs)


Dave Brubeck: Moscow Night (CD: Concord)Dave Brubeck: Moscow Night (CD: Concord)

What made this Moscow night unique? Perhaps it was the realization that the band was, after thirty years of negotiations, cancellations and frustrations, actually on tour in the Soviet Union. This concert was the last of five in Moscow, each one performed to a packed house of enthusiastic and knowledgeable fans. Whatever the reason, the fact is that this recording is documentation of one of the most remarkable nights in the history of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. (Concord Jazz) 


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Dave Brubeck: Late Night Brubeck (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Dave Brubeck: Late Night Brubeck (CD: Telarc Jazz)


Dave Brubeck: Nightshift (CD: Telarc Jazz)Dave Brubeck: Nightshift (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Dave Brubeck: One Alone (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Dave Brubeck: One Alone (CD: Telarc Jazz)


Dave Brubeck: Indian Summer (CD: Telarc Jazz)Dave Brubeck: Indian Summer (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Paul Desmond Quartet & Quintet: Desmond Here I Am (CD: Fresh Sound)
Paul Desmond recorded his first two albums as a leader in 1954 and 1956, and they emphasized what fans of the Dave Brubeck Quartet already knew: his lyrical alto saxophone work made him one of the great individualists in jazz. “My name is Paul Desmond,” he wrote in the notes of the first album, “and here I am 30 years old and this is my first album in which I am not breathing down someone else’s neck...” Paul plays with considerable vitality in the first four tracks, with excellent arrangements by Dave Van Kriedt, who shines also as a soloist on tenor sax. In his off-beat notes, Paul wrote, “Van Kriedt develops themes like some people develop pictures.” On the second half of the record Desmond plays against six voices through a graceful set of arrangements, with guitarist Barney Kessel added to the rhythm section.

The music on the second album features Don Elliott on mellophone in a pianoless quartet that follows the soft-styled approach they both favored. Desmond’s alto playing is relaxed and inventive in keeping with the delicate sound. He maintains even control through all the registers of the instrument, quite a remarkable feat in itself. (Fresh Sound Records) 


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Paul Desmond Quartet & Quintet: Desmond Here I Am (CD: Fresh Sound)


Paul Desmond Quintet: Plays The Paul Desmond Quintet (CD: Fantasy)Paul Desmond Quintet: Plays The Paul Desmond Quintet (CD: Fantasy)
Many of his fans will argue that Paul Desmond was at his best on those rare occasions when he worked outside the context of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. There are precious few such sessions documented on record, and the three collected here were the first to be issued under the alto saxophonist's name. They offer a cogent summary of jazz in the pre-hard-bop Fifties, with classical fugues on the three-horn quintet session (with compositions by tenor saxophonist Dave Van Kriedt), the pianoless Gerry Mulligan Quartet echoes in the more extended blowing tracks with Don Elliott, and even a hint of the contemporary "Bird with Voices" date on four tracks featuring a vocal choir. Desmond's alto is elegant as ever (and more impassioned than usual on"Sacre Blues"). The liner notes, by Desmond and Mort Sahl, are witty bonuses. Featuring Barney Kessel, Dick Collins, Dave Van Kriedt, Jack Weeks, Bob Bates, Joe Dodge, Norm Bates, Joe Chevrolet, The Bill Bates Singers. (Proper Note) 


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Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan: Two Of A Mind (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
The complete original 1962 LP "Two of a Mind", the second of only two studio quartet collaborations between Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond. The dates made use of the same basic instrumentation employed by Mulligan in his classic pianoless quartet with Chet Baker but with Desmond’s alto replacing the trumpet. The CD includes alternate takes. (Discovery Records) 


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Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan: Two Of A Mind (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)


Paul Desmond Quartet: First Place Again (CD: Phoenix Jazz)Paul Desmond Quartet: First Place Again (CD: Phoenix Jazz)
‘First Place Again’ (1959) is one of a relatively small number of albums made by Paul Desmond as leader during his Brubeck quartet era - here he is playing in a beautiful quartet setting with guitarist Jim Hall, with Percy Heath, bass, and Connie Kay, drums. As a bonus track, “Susie”, the only song from the sessions which wasn’t included on the original LP. (Discovery Records) 


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Paul Desmond: Take Ten (CD: Columbia)
 


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Paul Desmond: Take Ten (CD: Columbia)


Paul Desmond: Bridge Over Troubled Water (CD: A&M)Paul Desmond: Bridge Over Troubled Water (CD: A&M)
 


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Paul Desmond Quartet: Edmonton Festival 1976 (CD: Gambit)
 


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Paul Desmond Quartet: Edmonton Festival 1976 (CD: Gambit)

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