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  • Time Out (200 Gram) Time Out (200 Gram) Quick View

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    Time Out (200 Gram)

    200 Gram Vinyl


    Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings present the definitive Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, now a 33 1/3 RPM LP


    Reissued as a gatefold jacket, with rare black and white photos from the Columbia Studios recording session. Heavy-duty chipboard shell stock by Stoughton Printing


    Virtually all serious and even casual music lovers ought to be familiar with, or at least are likely to have heard The Dave Brubeck Quartet, even without realizing it - for the quartet's best-known hit Take Five has graced the soundtracks of multiple films, including Mighty Aphrodite, Pleasantville and Constantine.


    The piece is famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody, as well as its use of unusual 5/4 time - so distinctive, it's a rare jazz track that became a pop hit.


    Including the monster hit Take Five, the Brubeck Quartet's Time Out is a jazz and audiophile classic. Every album collection needs a copy. And now, cut at 33 1/3 RPM on 200-gram premium vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings (Acoustic Sounds' own industry-lauded LP manufacturer), Analogue Productions brings you Time Out renewed.


    The jacket is also special - very heavy-duty. It's produced for us by Stoughton Printing featuring a printed wrap mounted to a heavyweight chipboard shell, producing an authentic old school look and feel. This jacket is a beauty! Never has Time Out's colorful iconic cover art looked so vibrant.


    The record label's sales executives didn't want a painting on the cover when Time Out debuted in 1959 on Columbia Records, Brubeck told an interviewer. An entire album of originals? That wouldn't work either, he was told. Some standards and some show tunes were needed in the mix. Fortunately, Brubeck ignored the conventional wisdom and Time Out became the original classic we know it as today. Brubeck became proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together.

    1. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    2. Strange Meadow Lark
    3. Take 5
    4. 3 To Get Ready
    5. Kathy's Waltz
    6. Everybody's Jumpin'
    7. Pick Up Sticks
    Dave Brubeck
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    Time Further Out: Miro Reflections

    Numbered Limited Edition!


    Time Further Out continues the Dave Brubeck Quartet's exploration of unusual time signatures that began on the ensemble's definitive 1959 album Time Out. Accompanied by an all-star cast, the esteemed pianist arranging tunes according to the number of beats per bar, in the process rewriting rhythmic rules and dance steps. In fact, the tracks are ordered by the number of beats per bar, starting with It's a Raggy Waltz and Bluette in 3/4, Charles Matthew Hallelujah in 4/4, Far More Blue and Far More Drums in 5/4, Maori Blues in 6/4, Unsquare Dance in 7/4, Bru's Boogie Woogie in 8/8, and concluding with Blue Shadows in the Street in 9/8.


    Like the original Time Out album, Time Further Out's cover features a work of modern art: a painting by Spanish artist Joan Miro. Mastered from the original analog tape by George Marino at Sterling Sounds in New York and pressed at RTI in Camarillo, California, this record has never sounded so alive or immediate. A must-have jazz benchmark.

    1. It's A Raggy Waltz
    2. Bluette
    3. Charles Matthew Hallelujah
    4. Far More Blue
    5. Far More Drums
    6. Maori Blues
    7. Unsquare Dance
    8. Bru's Boogie Woogie
    9. Blue Shadows In The Street
    Dave Brubeck
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  • Time Out Time Out Quick View

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    Time Out

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    'Time Out' is the 1959 album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, based upon the use of time signatures that were unusual for jazz (mainly waltz or double-waltz time, but also 9/8, and most famously 5/4).
    Although the album was intended as an experiment and received negative reviews by critics upon its release, it became one of the best-known and biggest-selling jazz albums ever! Obviously, timing is everything!


    Just over 50 years after its original release, we present this timeless album on 180 grams audiophile vinyl.

    1. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    2. Strange Meadow Lark
    3. Take 5
    4. 3 To Get Ready
    5. Kathy's Waltz
    6. Everybody's Jumpin'
    7. Pick Up Sticks
    Dave Brubeck
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)

    1. Take Five
    2. I'm In A Dancing Mood
    3. Own Sweet Way
    4. Camptown Races
    5. The Duke
    6. It's A Raggy Waltz
    7. Boss Nova U.S.A.
    8. Trolley Song
    9. Unsquare Dance
    10. Blue Rondo a la Turk
    11. Theme From Mr. Broadway
    Dave Brubeck
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  • Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein Quick View

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    Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein

    Import


    "Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein" is a 1961
    album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. The title
    refers to the fact that it consists of both a Brubeck
    composition conducted by Leonard Bernstein
    (though the "Brubeck" there is Howard Brubeck,
    Dave Brubeck's brother) and Bernstein compositions
    played by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The title is also
    an echo of Dave Brubeck's 1956 solo debut album,
    Brubeck Plays Brubeck.


    The whole first side of
    the album consists of the composition "Dialogues
    for Jazz Combo and Orchestra", composed by
    Howard Brubeck and performed by the New York
    Philharmonic and the Dave Brubeck Quartet, under
    the direction of Leonard Bernstein. The second
    side consists of arrangements of five songs from
    the musicals West Side Story and Wonderful Town,
    whose music was written by Bernstein.


    Dialogues For Jazz Combo And Orchestra
    1. (I) Allegro
    2. (II) Andante - Ballad
    3. (III) Adagio - Ballad
    4 (IV) Allegro - Blues


    Paul Desmond - alto sax; Dave Brubeck - piano;
    Eugene Wright - bass; Joe Morello - drums;
    New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein,
    New York, January 30, 1960


    5. Maria
    6. I Feel Pretty
    7. Somewhere
    8. A Quiet Girl
    9. Tonight


    Paul Desmond - alto sax; Dave Brubeck - piano;
    Eugene Wright - bass; Joe Morello - drums,
    New York, February 14 (1-3, 5) and February 17 (4), 1960

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet
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  • Brubeck Time Brubeck Time Quick View

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    Brubeck Time

    A rare studio recording for The Dave Brubeck Quartet who, at the time, were mostly releasing live records, Brubeck Time was recorded in 1954 and originally released on Columbia in 1955. Featuring the wonderfully amped up "Stompin' For Mili" - dedicated to the legendary Albanian-American photographer who was filming the group during the recording sessions. A fine set from one of the greatest jazz quartets of all-time, reissued on LP by Doxy.
    1. Audrey
    2. Jeepers Creepers
    3. Pennies From Heaven
    4. Why Do I Love You
    5. Stompin' For Mili
    6. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now
    7. A Fine Romance
    8. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime
    Dave Brubeck
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    Straight No Chaser

    A few years after recording Straight, No Chaser, Thelonious Monk disappeared from the public eye. But as the years passed, more people became aware of the seminal role he played in the development in jazz as both pianist and composer, creating a standard of excellence that many musicians after him aspire to.


    Produced by Teo Macero, who was also responsible for legendary albums such as Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue and Dave Brubeck's Time Out!, Monk's Straight, No Chaser is a classic in its own right. It's the last album the talented pianist and composer recorded with his quartet consisting of Larry Gales on bass, Ben Riley on drums and his musical soul mate Charlie Rouse on tenor sax. It includes a light yet mature version of one of his standards; Straight, No Chaser is one idea played again and again, each time in a different part of the measure and with a different ending, and highlights some stellar action between Monk and Rouse.

    1. Locomotive
    2. I Didn't Know About You
    3. Straight, No Chaser
    4. Japanese Folk Song
    5. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
    6. We See
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Desmond Blue (Pure Pleasure) Desmond Blue (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Desmond Blue (Pure Pleasure)

    As intended, this album presents alto sax specialist Paul Desmond as never featured before, with the backing of a string orchestra. The record, filled with such beautiful jazz standards as My Funny Valentine, I've Got You Under My Skin, and Body and Soul, is very rich in texture, yet subtle and mellow overall in mood. It's unyielding purpose: to soothe the souls of its listeners. Desmond's style and tone shine with an alluring quality, and the record is filled with melodies that don't fail to stimulate the sophisticated jazz listener. Desmond's melodies are eloquently detailed and charmingly spun in the midst of the string orchestra arranged and conducted by Bob Prince. The legendary Jim Hall is featured as guest guitarist, playing yet another scintillating role and using his classic comping style. Hall is perhaps the most highly respected of all jazz guitarists for his good taste and witty inventiveness. Desmond has always been most familiar to the jazz public for his sweeping scale passages and his seemingly effortless spontaneity during periods of improvisation, although here he is often featured in a more lyrical ballad style on such romantic tunes as My Funny Valentine, Late Lament, and Then I'll Be Tired of You. This album is a highly innovative and meticulously crafted work, reflecting the ongoing success of both Desmond and Hall within the 1960s and the cool jazz period. Both of these musicians spent time working with Dave Brubeck and later lent themselves to many of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova projects. The arrangements are extraordinary throughout this collection, including the charming Valentine, which begins with a fantastic Elizabethan flavor. The intro sets up the mood to carry Desmond into the first chorus, which then glides into a 20th century style. The tune I Should Care is »a shimmering debt to Ibert and one of the most imaginative blendings you will ever hear of strings, reeds, French horn and harp,« according to the liner notes. The tone of the album: lush, reflective, thought-provoking, and soul-stirring. This work is quite a plus for any listener and especially those who consider themselves avid fans of Paul Desmond.



    Musicians:



    • Paul Desmond (saxophone)

    • Jim Hall (guitar)

    • Bob Prince (arranger, conductor & strings)



    Recording: 1962 at Webster Hall, New York City, by Ray Hall

    Production: George Aviakan



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. Desmond Blue
    3. Then I'll Be Tired of You
    4. I've Got You Under My Skin
    5. Late Lament
    6. I Should Care
    7. Like Someone In Love
    8. Ill Wind
    9. Body and Soul
    Paul Desmond
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  • Time Out Time Out Quick View

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    Time Out

    Import

    Remastered


    'Time Out' is the 1959 album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, based upon the use of time signatures that were unusual for jazz (mainly waltz or double-waltz time, but also 9/8, and most famously 5/4).
    Although the album was intended as an experiment and received negative reviews by critics upon its release, it became one of the best-known and biggest-selling jazz albums ever! Obviously, timing is everything!


    Just over 50 years after its original release, we present this timeless album on 180 grams audiophile vinyl.

    1. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    2. Strange Meadow Lark
    3. Take 5
    4. 3 To Get Ready
    5. Kathy's Waltz
    6. Everybody's Jumpin'
    7. Pick Up Sticks
    Dave Brubeck
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blues Roots (Pure Pleasure) Blues Roots (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Blues Roots (Pure Pleasure)

    Although this is a blues-oriented set, there is plenty of variety in tempos and grooves. The 1968 Quartet featured the leader/pianist, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson. The repertoire on this LP ranges from Limehouse Blues (which is not really a blues) to Things Ain't What They Used To Be and several originals. These songs are average for 1968, but the soloing is remarkable and the musicians here are some of the best. Journey is a remarkably beautiful piano ballad, while Blues Roots narrowly rises above in it's epic scope, and over-the-top ending. It's probably my favourite song here. But, Broke Blues is also exceptional. This one, along with Cross Ties and Blues Roots, are fairly progressive, drawing as much from post bop as blues and traditional Jazz, pushing toward avante-garde. -G. Skate/S. Yannow

    Musicians:



    • Dave Brubeck (piano)
    • Gerry Mulligan (bassoon))
    • Jack Six (bass, electric bass)
    • Alan Dawson (drums)




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Limehouse Blues
    2. Journey
    3. Cross Ties
    4. Broke Blues
    5. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
    6. Movin' Out
    7. Blues Roots
    The Dave Brubeck Trio And Gerry Mulligan
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Many critics regard Dave Brubeck's Carnegie Hall concert from February 1963 as his greatest ever live appearance. But who can really determine that? For no one - apart from Brubeck himself - would have seen and heard his conservatively estimated 12,000 concerts.



    Although the twelve titles had already been released on LPs that had been recorded in the studio, these records were certainly not known to all those in the audience. In between the numbers on each LP, Brubeck made little 'advertising spots' in short comments, but with such charm and wit that one really cannot be angry with him.



    The concert programme begins with St. Louis Blues and ends with Take Five. Luckily, the solos are distributed among all the musicians, so that Paul Desmond and Joe Morello - whose prowess on this evening can only be called 'amazingly good' - justifiably received enthusiastic applause from both the audience and us alike. Castilian Drums demonstrates Morello's wealth of ideas and his grandiose feeling for rhythm; though short, Paul Desmond's solos (Southern Scene is a good example!) are compelling, highly melodic, lyrical and possess a unique tone - as such they are immediately recognisable.



    How fortunate that the twelve brilliantly improvised numbers are now available once again on vinyl, having been recorded live at the legendary Carnegie Hall 60 years ago.



    Musicians:



    • Dave Brubeck (piano)

    • Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)

    • Eugene Wright (bass)

    • Joe Morello (drums)


    Recording: February 1963 Carnegie Hall, New York

    Production: Teo Macero



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    St. Louis Blues
    Bossa Nova U.S.A.
    For All We Know
    Pennies From Heaven
    Southern Scene
    Three To Get Ready
    Eleven Four
    King For A Day
    Castillian Drums
    It's A Raggy Waltz
    Blue Rondo A La Turk
    Take Five
    Dave Brubeck
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  • The Essential Dave Brubeck The Essential Dave Brubeck Quick View

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    The Essential Dave Brubeck

    An amazingly comprehensive anthology-thanks to Brubeck, who personally selected the tracks!


    In the 1950s and '60s, few American jazz artists were as influential, and fewer still were as popular, as Dave Brubeck. At a time when the cooler sounds of West Coast jazz began to dominate the public face of the music, Brubeck proved there was an audience for the style far beyond the confines of the in-crowd, and with his emphasis on unusual time signatures and adventurous tonalities, Brubeck showed that ambitious and challenging music could still be accessible.

    LP 1
    1. Audrey
    2. The Duke (live)
    3. In Your Own Sweet Way
    4. Someday My Prince Will Come
    5. Tangerine (live)
    6. Brandenburg Gate
    7. Three To Get Ready


    LP 2
    1. Take Five
    2. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    3. Maria
    4. It's A Raggy Waltz
    5. Unsquare Dance
    6. Summer Song
    7. That Old Black Magic
    8. Bossa Nova U.S.A.
    9. Theme from Mr. Broadway
    10. La Paloma Azul (live)

    Dave Brubeck
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    Jazz At Oberlin

    1953 live recording from Oberlin College in Ohio by the Brubeck quartet with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. Tracks: These Foolish Things, Perdido, Stardust, The Way You Look Tonight, How High The Moon.
    1. The Way You Look Tonight
    2. How High The Moon
    3. These Foolish Things
    4. Perdido
    5. Stardust
    Dave Brubeck
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  • Kind Of Blue (Mono) Kind Of Blue (Mono) Quick View

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    Kind Of Blue (Mono)

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Mono


    Listed as one of the four most influential Jazz albums that happened to be released in 1959 (Dave Brubeck - Time Out & Charles Mingus - Ah Um among them), so much has been said and written about Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue, it's virtually impossible to summarize all the necessary info to the length of this page. We could simply list some facts (best sold Jazz album ever worldwide). We could try to explain why it's the best Jazz album ever made, but the music itself will do that to you.


    As Bill Evans said in the original liner notes for the record, the band did not play through any of these pieces prior to recording. Miles Davis laid out the themes before the tape rolled and the band improvised. The end results were fragile and wondrous. Recorded during 2 sessions in 1959, Kind of Blue worked on many different levels and will do so for many years to come.

    1. So What
    2. Freddie Freeloader
    3. Blue In Green
    4. All Blues
    5. Flamenco Sketches
    Miles Davis
    $39.99
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  • Jazz Goes To Junior College Jazz Goes To Junior College Quick View

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    Jazz Goes To Junior College

    As a sort-of follow-up to Jazz Goes To College (which was actually recorded three years earlier) and the final album in his college series, pianist Dave Brubeck and his Quartet (with altoist Paul Desmond, bassist Norman Bates and drummer Joe Morello) recorded at Fullerton Junior College in 1957. The musicians were clearly inspired by the enthusiastic audience and they perform the definitive version of Brubeck's One Moment Worth Years, dig into the lengthy Bru's Blues and play fresh versions of three standards that were in their repertoire throughout the 1950's: These Foolish Things, St. Louis Blues and The Masquerade Is Over.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Bru's Blues
    2. These Foolish Things
    3. The Masquerade Is Over
    4. One Moment Worth Years
    5. St. Louis Blues
    Dave Brubeck
    $24.99
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  • Best Of... Best Of... Quick View

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    Best Of...

    Dave Brubeck, designated a living legend by the Library of Congress, is one of the most esteemed jazz pianist/composer's in the history of jazz and music in general. With a career spanning over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.


    This comprehensive 18-track, 2LP set from Vinyl Passion collects all of the jazz great's most revered material and interpretations including his jazz standards In Your Own Sweet Way and The Duke as well as a handful of iconic tracks from his 1959 masterpiece Time Out in Take Five, Blue Rondo A La Turk, Three To Get Ready and Kathy's Waltz among many more!

    LP1
    1. Body And Soul
    2. Out of Nowhere
    3. The Song Is You
    4. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
    5. Jeeper's Creepers
    6. A Fine Romance
    7. Stompin' For Mili
    8. The Duke
    9. In Your Own Sweet Way


    LP2
    1. Summer Song
    2. When You Wish Upon a Star
    3. Kathy's Waltz
    4. Three To Get Ready
    5. Take Five
    6. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    7. Somewhere
    8. It's A Raggy Waltz
    9. Unsquare Dance

    Dave Brubeck
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  • The Boy Next Door (Pure Pleasure) The Boy Next Door (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Boy Next Door (Pure Pleasure)

    Ms Kent's album, The Boy Next Door, is a heartfelt and reverent tribute to her musical heroes, which include legendary crooners Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, octogenarian jazz master Dave Brubeck and Manhattan cabaret doyen Bobby Short. The stylish jazz chanteuse's repertoire also finds her working outside the Great American Songbook for the first time, with contributions from latter-day pop songwriters Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Carole King. Ms Kent puts her own indelible stamp on each number as she weaves her magic on a delectable collection of pop-jazz standards that encompass infatuation, seduction, love, loss and reminiscence.



    Ms Kent receives impeccable support from her sleek, urbane jazz quintet, whose rhythmic fluency is further enhanced by the tasteful, literate arrangements. Newton and Tomlinson, both accomplished musicians in their own right, also display hitherto unknown musical talents as they join Curtis Schwartz to provide tongue-in-cheek backing vocals for Ms Kent's deliciously bouncy rendition of Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee.




    Musicians:



    • Stacey Kent (vocal)

    • Jim Tomlinson (vocal, saxophone)

    • Colin Oxley (guitar)

    • David Newton (piano, keyboards, vocal)

    • Dave Chamberlain (bass)

    • Matt Home (drum)

    • Curtis Schwartz (backing vocal)




    Recording: February 2003 at Curtis Schwartz Studios in Ardingly, UK, by Curtis Schwartz

    Production: Jim Tomlinson




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. The Best Is Yet To Come

    2. The Boy Next Door

    3. The Trolley Song

    4. Say It Isn't So
    5. Too Darn Hot

    6. Makin' Whoopee

    7. What The World Needs Now Is Love

    8. You've Got A Friend

    9. I Got It Bad
    10. Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee
    11. People Will Say We're In Love

    12. 'Tis Autumn

    13. All I Do Is Dream Of You

    14. I Get Along Without You Very Well

    15. You're The Top
    16. Bookends
    Stacey Kent
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    Dave Brubeck Octet

    The listener has to forgive a few things about this undeniably brilliant collection of Dave Brubeck's first big ensemble. First: the liner notes' pretentions. Brubeck announces there that between 1946, when some of these tunes were recorded, and 1956, when the tapes were first reissued on LP, very few released recordings have more musical importance than the octet. Second: the nearly seven minutes of How High the Moon narrated to show how jazz was formed, as the band plays in short demonstrative segments. Third: the audio vÉritÉ sound, which even Brubeck thought questionable in 1956.


    Hearing this dynamic set, though, makes forgiveness easy. The arrangements show a wild abundance of color and orchestral finesse (many of the group's members were, like Brubeck, students of Darius Milhaud). You get quick-clip swingers like The Way You Looked Tonight and the string of chamber-esque horn studies that includes Schizophrenic Scherzo and more. You also get to hear early Paul Desmond and William O. Smith bouncing ideas off each other and drummer Cal Tjader. And it's all a delight, especially with the magnanimity of forgiving Brubeck. --Andrew Bartlett

    1. The Way You Look Tonight
    2. Love Walked In
    3. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    4. September in the Rain
    5. Prelude
    6. Fugue on Bop Themes
    7. Let's Fall in Love
    8. Ipca
    9. How High the Moon
    10. Serenade Suite
    11. Playland at the Beach
    12. The Prisoner's Song
    13. Schizophrenic Scherzo
    14. Rondo
    15. I Hear a Rhapsody
    16. You Go To My Head
    17. Laura
    18. Closing Theme
    Dave Brubeck Octet
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    The White House Session Live in 1962

    An historic collaboration by two of jazz music's greatest artists is finally available on 180-gram 2-LP set. Impex Records' deluxe production captures the amazing outdoor acoustics with fine detail and wide dynamic range. The beautiful gatefold jacket is coated in a vintage high-gloss lacquer and embellished in metallic ink.


    The White House Sessions, LIVE 1962 contains inspired performances of classic tunes "Take Five," "Castilian Blues," "Lullaby of Birdland," and "I Left My Heart In San Francsico."

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Take Five
    3. Bank Introduction
    4. Nomad
    5. Thank you ( Djiekuje )
    6. Castilian Blues


    LP 2
    1. Introduction
    2. Just In Time
    3. Small World
    4. Make Someone Happy
    5. Rags To Riches
    6. One For my Baby ( And One More For The Road )
    7. I Left My House in San Francisco
    8. Lullaby Of Broadway
    9. Chicago
    10. That Old Black Magic
    11. There Will Never Be Another You

    Tony Bennett / Dave Brubeck
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    Bossa Nova U.S.A.

    With the popularization of bossa nova in the early '60s, practically every recording artist had to have at least one bossa nova album. This effort by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is better than most due to the high quality of the compositions, of which the title cut is best-known. The date's two standards (This Can't Be Love and Trolley Song) also fare well on this upbeat session.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Bossa Nova USA
    2. Vento Fresco
    3. Trolley Song
    4. Theme For June
    5. Coracao Sesivel (Tender Heart)
    6. Irmao Amigo (Brother Friend)
    7. There'll Be No Tomorrow
    8. Cantiga Nova Swing
    9. Lamento
    10. This Can't Be Love
    11. Fatha*


    *Bonus Track

    Dave Brubeck
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    Night Of Ballad And Blues

    McCoy Tyner, in his third album under his own name, vividly illustrates he is one of those rare jazz musicians with the kind of creative talent that bridges the gap between erudite jazz and lyrical commercial appeal. Like Erroll Garner and Dave Brubeck, Tyner has 'something' that engenders a universal listening response and Night Of Ballad And Blues brilliantly reinforces that sentiment.

    1. Satin Doll
    2. We'll Be Together Again
    3. 'Round Midnight
    4. For Heaven's Sake
    5. Star Eyes
    6. Blue Monk
    7. Groove Waltz
    8. Days Of Wine And Roses
    McCoy Tyner
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    Jazz Goes To College

    In the spring of 1954 Jazz-great Dave Brubeck did a tour of North American college campuses. Paul Desmond (alto sax), Bob Bates (bass), and Joe Dodge (drums) joined him and their support of Brubeck is uniformly flawless, ultimately producing what many consider as the most memorable music in the artist's cannon.


    Indeed the genre gets schooled as the quartet leans in with striking energy and finesse. Enjoyed among college students in the 1950s and early 1960s both the tour and album brought Jazz to a whole new generation.

    1. Balcony Rock
    2. Out Of Nowhere
    3. Le Souk
    4. Take The "a" Train
    5. The Song Is You
    6. Don't Worry 'bout Me
    7. I Want To Be Happy
    Dave Brubeck Quartet
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    A Dave Brubeck Christmas

    Lending his signature style to traditional Christmas favorites and original Christmas compositions, pianist Dave Brubeck delivers what he calls, a very
    personal statement that speaks to the curious mixture of both the joy and the melancholy of Christmas. Covering a host of favorite carols, Brubeck's
    chime-like rendition of Joy to the World and his striding Winter Wonderland are treasures. This special vinyl reissue contains two original Brubeck
    compositions: the delightful Run, Run, Run to Bethlehem and the meditative To Us Is Given. Without a doubt, A Dave Brubeck Christmas is a
    Christmas album that merits many repeat listens and essential record for any holiday music collection.
    1. "Homecoming" Jingle Bells
    2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    3. Joy To The World
    4. Away In A Manger
    5. Winter Wonderland
    6. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
    7. Just One Of Those Things
    8. To Us Is Given
    9. O Tannenbaum
    10. Silent Night
    11. Run, Run, Run To Bethlehem
    12. The Christmas Song
    Dave Brubeck
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    Gone With The Wind

    1. Swanee River
    2. The Lonesome Road
    3. Georgia on My Mind
    4. Camptown Races [version 1]
    5. Camptown Races [version 2]
    6. Short'nin Bread
    7. Basin Street Blues
    8. Ol' Man River
    9. Gone with the Wind
    10. Thank You (Dziekuje)*


    *Bonus Track

    Dave Brubeck
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