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Vocal Encounters


Download links and information about Vocal Encounters by Dave Brubeck. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 56:52 minutes.

Artist: Dave Brubeck
Release date: 2001
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 18
Duration: 56:52
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No. Title Length
1. That Old Black Magic (featuring Tony Bennett) 3:18
2. Summer Song (featuring Louis Armstrong) 3:14
3. My Melancholy Baby (featuring Jimmy Rushing) 3:58
4. It's a Raggy Waltz (featuring Carmen McRae) 1:56
5. The Real Ambassador (featuring Louis Armstrong) 3:06
6. My One Bad Habit (featuring Carmen McRae) 2:36
7. Because All Men Are Brothers (featuring Mary, Peter, Paul) 3:17
8. There'll Be Some Changes Made (featuring Jimmy Rushing) 2:06
9. Weep No More (featuring Carmen McRae) 2:48
10. Cultural Exchange (featuring Louis Armstrong) 4:38
11. Travelin' Blues (Live) (featuring Carmen McRae) 2:54
12. Ain't Misbehavin' (featuring Jimmy Rushing) 3:21
13. They Say I Look Like God (featuring Louis Armstrong) 5:27
14. In the Lurch (featuring Carmen McRae) 2:29
15. Autumn In Our Town 2:21
16. Since Love Had Its Way (featuring Louis Armstrong) 2:31
17. Blues In the Dark (featuring Jimmy Rushing) 4:37
18. Take Five (featuring Carmen McRae) 2:15



The typical jazz fan may not realize that Dave Brubeck has accompanied a number of singers, because most of these recordings took place during his tenure with Columbia. This CD anthology has several tracks which were previously available only on the long out-of-print LP Summit Sessions; they include the impromptu concert collaboration between Tony Bennett and the Dave Brubeck Quartet during an invigorating "That Old Black Magic," and Peter, Paul & Mary join the pianist for "Because All Men Are Brothers" (whose music is adapted from J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion"). Two additional numbers appear for the first time on this CD: a sterling performance by Carmen McRae of Brubeck's tricky "It's a Raggy Waltz," and the beautiful voice of Ranny Sinclair on Brubeck's lovely but infrequently heard ballad "Autumn in Our Town." The remaining tracks have all appeared on individual LPs or CDs. Louis Armstrong is heard in several tracks taken from The Real Ambassadors, including "Summer Song" (an overlooked masterpiece), and the humorous "They Say I Look Like God" (which Armstrong sang very seriously, which was not the composer's original intention), where is he is joined by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Carmen McRae's sassy interpretation of "Travelin' Blues" (a song any musician who's been on the road for an extended time will appreciate) and her playful rendition of "Take Five" are miniature gems. Jimmy Rushing swings like mad during the upbeat "There'll Be Some Changes Made" and has lots of fun with the loping treatment of "Ain't Misbehavin'." There are a lot of great musical moments throughout this recommended release.