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Dave Brubeck - Ballads (2001/2015)

Posted By: Rtax
Dave Brubeck - Ballads (2001/2015)

Dave Brubeck - Ballads (2001/2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, booklet) - 319 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 MB
1:08:16 | Jazz | Label: Sony Music

Ballads: Music for You Review by Matt Collar
For listeners interested in a mellow overview of much of what pianist Dave Brubeck is famous for, this is a nice compilation. Ballads: Music for You features various studio and live performances that pianist Dave Brubeck gave from the mid-'50s to the late '60s. Included are dates with longtime collaborator/saxophonist Paul Desmond and others. Since most Brubeck aficionados will probably have heard these tracks before – as most, if not all of his catalog is available on CD – this album appears rather superfluous for even die-hard completists. Nonetheless, it is an enjoyable and well-paced release.

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Near-Myth (1961) [Reissue 1995]

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Dave Brubeck Quartet - Near-Myth (1961) [Reissue 1995]

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Near-Myth (1961) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy Records (0025218623629)

This is the third and final guest appearance by clarinetist Bill Smith in the place of Paul Desmond with the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Like the earlier record dates, this 1961 session focuses exclusively on Smith's compositions, resulting in a very different sound for the band than its normal mix of the leader's songs and standards. Smith was a member of Brubeck's adventurous octet of the late '40s and, like the pianist, also studied with French composer Darius Milhaud. So the clarinetist is willing to take chances, utilizing a mute on his instrument in "Pan's Pipes," and having drummer Joe Morello use his timpani sticks on the piano strings in the swinging "The Unihorn." Smith proves himself very much in Desmond's league with his witty solos and equally amusing, pun-filled liner notes…

Dave Brubeck - We're All Together Again For The First Time (Remastered) (1973/1995)

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Dave Brubeck - We're All Together Again For The First Time (Remastered) (1973/1995)

Dave Brubeck - We're All Together Again For The First Time (Remastered) (1973/1995)
FLAC (tracks) - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 108 MB
47:15 | Jazz, Bop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

During 1968-72, Brubeck's Quartet usually featured baritonist Gerry Mulligan, bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson. For this very logical record, altoist Paul Desmond (who was with Brubeck from 1951-67) makes the group a quintet and his interplay with Mulligan is consistently delightful. Together they are heard live in Europe on "Truth," Mulligan's "Unfinished Woman," "Rotterdam Blues" and a definitive 16-minute rendition of "Take Five." In addition, Desmond is showcased on "Koto Song" and as an encore Brubeck plays a lighthearted if brief "Sweet Georgia Brown."

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Changes (1964) {Columbia}

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Changes (1964) {Columbia}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Changes (1964) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 262MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Hard Bop, Cool

For this entry in Dave Brubeck's series of Time albums, his Quartet with altoist Paul Desmond performs "Elementals" with an orchestra and plays five briefer originals including four that have unusual time signatures; "World's Fair" is in 13/4 time.

Dave Brubeck & Jay & Kai - Dave Brubeck And Jay & Kai at Newport (HD Remastered) (1956/2019)

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Dave Brubeck & Jay & Kai - Dave Brubeck And Jay & Kai at Newport (HD Remastered) (1956/2019)

Dave Brubeck & Jay & Kai - Dave Brubeck And Jay & Kai at Newport (HD Remastered) (1956/2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 MB
44:15 | Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Reborn recordings

Dave Brubeck and Jay & Kai at Newport is a split live album featuring selections from Dave Brubeck's Quartet with Paul Desmond and the J. J. Johnson/Kai Winding Quintet performances at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival which was released on the Columbia label.

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs

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VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs

VA - The Real… Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 906 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included | 02:34:53
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, MPB | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88843058712

44 original recordings from iconic Brazilian artists and American jazz & pop legends: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto, Flora Purim, Nacho Méndez, Dave Brubeck, Charlie Byrd, George Benson, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Dextor Gordon, George Duke, and many many more… 3CDs, housed in a fold out card digipack case.

Dave Brubeck Quartet - My Favorite Things (1965) Japanese Reissue 2014

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Dave Brubeck Quartet - My Favorite Things (1965) Japanese Reissue 2014

Dave Brubeck Quartet - My Favorite Things (1965) Japanese Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: Sony Music | # SICP 3969 | Time: 00:42:10

Although recorded in sessions in 1962 and 1965, this set of Richard Rodgers tunes by the Dave Brubeck Quartet has a strong unity about it due to the consistent performances of the veteran group. With altoist Paul Desmond and the pianist-leader contributing some fine solos (and bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello excellent in support), The Rodgers songs are treated with respect and swing. This comparatively gentle version of "My Favorite Things" would never be mistaken for John Coltrane's.

Dave Brubeck Trio - Live From Vienna 1967 (2022)

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Dave Brubeck Trio - Live From Vienna 1967 (2022)

Dave Brubeck Trio - Live From Vienna 1967 (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 223 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:39
West Coast Jazz, Cool | Label: Brubeck Editions

The Dave Brubeck Quartet suddenly became a Trio for this Vienna concert when, after the previous evening's concert in Hamburg, Paul Desmond went out and never made his plane to Austria. While Paul's lyricism was missed, Dave, Gene, and Joe's playing was incredibly strong, high energy & swinging. To the Brubeck family's knowledge, this is the only recording of Dave, Gene & Joe as a Trio.

Pat Metheny, B.B. King, Dave Brubeck - The Jazz Masters (100 Anos De Swing) (1984) [Reissue 1996]

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Pat Metheny, B.B. King, Dave Brubeck - The Jazz Masters (100 Anos De Swing) (1984) [Reissue 1996]

Pat Metheny, B.B. King, Dave Brubeck - The Jazz Masters (100 Anos De Swing) (1984) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Folio (EF-20001)

This unusual compilation from the Kool Jazz at Midem Festival combines parts of three separate sets. The Dave Brubeck Quartet with clarinetist Bill Smith, bassist Chris Brubeck and drummer Randy Jones, has the most interesting program, utilizing an electronic delay along with Smith's clarinet to add a new touch to "Lover Man," offering an energetic version of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and introducing a recent work by Brubeck, the very swinging "Ol' Bill Basie" which showcases some fine playing by the leader and some choice bass trombone by son Chris. Guitarist Pat Metheny joins the Heath Brothers for "Move To The Groove; " Metheny's bluesy guitar and Jimmy Heath's soulful tenor sax work well together. B. B. King's set is at best average and an odd choice to include on what is predominantly a jazz record.

Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan - Live At The Berlin Philharmonie (1972) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

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Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan - Live At The Berlin Philharmonie (1972) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan - Live At The Berlin Philharmonie (1972) [Reissue 1995]
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 721 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 274 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (C2K 64820)

Out of the 13 selections included on this double CD, six were originally released just in Europe, two ("Out of Nowhere" and "Mexican Jumping Bean") were never out before and only five songs were on the American LP. Considering how inspired the Dave Brubeck Quartet sounds, it is surprising that the music has been so obscure for so long. Baritonist Gerry Mulligan is particularly heated on the opening two numbers (the unreleased tracks), pianist Dave Brubeck really stretches himself (check him out on "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" where he progresses from stride to free), and bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson, in addition to their solo space, are quite alert and constantly pushing the lead voices. Not only are the musicians in top form but the audience is very enthusiastic, demanding three encores. The extensive liner notes by Geoffrey Smith are also a major plus.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Debut In The Netherlands 1958 (2022)

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Debut In The Netherlands 1958 (2022)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Debut In The Netherlands 1958 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:18:04 | 409 Mb
West Coast Jazz, Cool | Label: The Lost Recordings

With the support of the American State Department, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, including new members Joe Morello and Eugene Wright, began a major tour of Europe early in 1958. Their first concert in the Netherlands was held on 26 February in the legendary Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam, usually reserved for performances of classical music. Since 1951 and the collaboration between Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond, the band had gained a stunning reputation. In 1954, Dave Brubeck was featured on the cover of Time magazine. Rumor has it that Duke Ellington knocked on Brubeck’s hotel door to congratulate him. Brubeck is said to have responded, “It should have been you.” He dedicated one of his most famous pieces, “The Duke”, included on this album, to his fellow pianist.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Paper Moon (1981) Japanese Reissue 2014

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Paper Moon (1981) Japanese Reissue 2014

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Paper Moon (1981) Japanese Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Label: Concord Jazz/Universal | # UCCO-90315 | Time: 00:42:22
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz

The third of three Concord albums by this version of the Quartet (with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Chris Brubeck on bass and bass trombone and drummer Randy Jones) is the most rewarding of the trio although each one is recommended. Brubeck and the Coltrane-influenced tenor Bergonzi take consistently exciting solos on seven standards which are highlighted by "Music, Maestro, Please," "I Hear a Rhapsody" and "It's Only a Paper Moon"; Brubeck's solo version of "St. Louis Blues" is also noteworthy.

The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals: 24 Classic Original Recordings (1982) [Reissue 1990]

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The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals: 24 Classic Original Recordings (1982) [Reissue 1990]

The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals: 24 Classic Original Recordings (1982) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 304 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy Records (FCD-24726-2)

During 1949-1951 pianist Dave Brubeck led a San Francisco-based trio with bassist Ron Crotty and Cal Tjader doubling on drums and vibes. This CD has all 24 of this group's recordings, interpretations of standards that are full of surprising moments. Even at this early stage, Brubeck had his own style and sounds nothing at all like Bud Powell, the dominant influence of the era.

Dave Brubeck - Brubeck Plays Brubeck (1956) [Reissue 2009]

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Dave Brubeck - Brubeck Plays Brubeck (1956) [Reissue 2009]

Dave Brubeck - Brubeck Plays Brubeck (1956) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 105 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers - 84 MB
Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (88697491942)

Recorded late at night in his Oakland, California, home, it was Brubeck's first full solo-piano recording and also his first all-original record, and it illustrates his marvelously elegant fusion of classical and cocktail conceptions. Brubeck understands blues and swing, but he uses these elements as tools for effect, not as default settings. Brubeck instead offers a fuller palette of emotions and ideas - playful, sober, stern, happy, pensive, cerebral. While "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke" have become standards, the album includes obscure gems such as the minisuite "Two-Part Contention," with its many tempo, mood, and stylistic turns, and the discreetly swinging "Walkin' Line," although he lapses into melodrama with "Weep No More"…