Dave Brubeck Quartet - At Carnegie Hall


Label:

Speakers Corner (Columbia)

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
ACOL 826
EAN: 4260019714299
Availability:
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

$64.98

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Double 180-gram LP, gatefold jacket

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 12 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 program 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 recognizable.

How fortunate that these 12 brilliantly improvised numbers are now available once again on vinyl, having been recorded live at the legendary Carnegie Hall 60 years ago.

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Ratings from Michael Fremer @ AnalogPlanet.com


Musicians:
Dave Brubeck, piano
Paul Desmond, alto saxophone
Eugene Wright, bass
Joe Morello, drums



Side 1
1. St. Louis Blues
2. Bossa Nova U.S.A.
3. For All We Know

Side 2
4. Pennies from Heaven
5. Southern Scene
6. Three to Get Ready

Side 3
7. Eleven Four
8. King for a Day
9. Castilian Drums

Side 4
10. It's a Raggy Waltz
11. Blue Rondo a La Turk
12. Take Five

Customer Reviews (3.80 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

A different point of view.

posted on 10/26/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: SDCampbell
This review is intended to balance the 1-star review posted by another writer. My starting assumption is that you like the music of the Brubeck Quartet. If you don't you can skip my comments. IMO, this 2-LP set is one of DBQ's finest recordings, and one of the finest "live" concert jazz recordings ever made. This re-issue also has better pressing and audio quality than the original Columbia release. The LP captures the DBQ at the peak of its career, with fine playing from everyone. There are other excellent recordings by the DBQ, such as "DBQ at Oberlin", but this double-LP should be in everyone's collection. Five stars!!!


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