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The Essential Dave Brubeck


Download links and information about The Essential Dave Brubeck by Dave Brubeck. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 31 tracks with total duration of 02:32:18 minutes.

Artist: Dave Brubeck
Release date: 2003
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 31
Duration: 02:32:18
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No. Title Length
1. Indiana 2:33
2. Perdido (Live) 7:46
3. Take the "A" Train (Live) 6:16
4. Le Souk (Live) 4:41
5. Audrey (featuring Paul Desmond) 3:32
6. The Duke (Live) 2:44
7. In Your Own Sweet Way 4:58
8. Weep No More 3:57
9. Some Day My Prince Will Come 8:16
10. Tangerine (Live) 10:17
11. Brandenburg Gate 6:50
12. Three to Get Ready 5:24
13. Blue Rondo à la Turk 6:45
14. There'll Be Some Changes Made 2:07
15. Take Five 5:24
16. Maria 3:21
17. It's a Raggy Waltz 5:11
18. Unsquare Dance 2:00
19. Kathy's Waltz (Instrumental) 3:01
20. Travelin' Blues (Live) 2:54
21. Summer Song 3:14
22. That Old Black Magic 3:18
23. Bossa Nova U.S.A. 2:30
24. Autumn In Washington Square 5:28
25. Theme from "Mr. Broadway" 2:27
26. La Paloma Azul (Live) 6:20
27. Recuerdo (Live) 5:24
28. Caravan (Live) 4:16
29. Star Dust 5:21
30. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? 7:27
31. Love for Sale (Live) 8:36



It's hard to summarize the highlights of a career as long and prolific as Dave Brubeck's in a two-CD compilation. If you're going to settle for that, however, The Essential Dave Brubeck is a good job, spanning 1949 to 2002, with 76 minutes of music on each disc. Although a few of these tracks were drawn from his early Fantasy recordings and his later Concord/MusicMasters/Telarc discs, the overwhelming bulk of them come from his days at Columbia from the mid-'50s through the late '60s. "Take Five" is here, of course, as are some of his better- known recordings, like "Blue Rondo a La Turk," "Take the 'A' Train" (a live 1954 performance), "Audrey," and "Some Day My Prince Will Come" (from the Dave Digs Disney album). Overall it spotlights the pianist in a variety of settings — live, solo piano ("In Your Sweet Way" and "Weep No More," from Brubeck Plays Brubeck); interpreting West Side Story; bopping, balladeering, bossa nova, with strings; or backing vocalists Louis Armstrong, Carmen McRae, Jimmy Rushing, and Tony Bennett. In fact, no less than a couple dozen albums are sampled over the course of the 31 discs, making this an admirably wide-ranging sampler of Brubeck's work, focusing on his earlier and most important efforts.