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Jazz At Storyville // Dave Brubeck (Fantasy 3240)

Back to vinyl, back to records.  This post is a nod to Dave Brubeck.  Specifically, it’s a post in honor of Dave Brubeck, who passed away five years ago on December 5th, 2012.  He was 91, a day shy of his 92nd birthday.  To celebrate (and reflect), I wanted to profile an Brubeck album of mine, but one that wasn’t ‘Time Out’.  Not that that isn’t a good album.  Everybody knows about that one, from the kool kid hipster to the good folks at NPR, and I’m sure representatives from both demographics will be talking about it today.  No, I wanted to profile an unconventional album that still manages to display Brubeck’s talents.  With that in mind, I chose the album that was Paul Desmond’s personal favorite, ‘Jazz At Storyville’. Continue reading

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Brubeck a la Mode // Dave Brubeck (Fantasy Original Jazz Classics OJC-200)

Continuing with my habit of profiling Brubeck albums that are less-known, here’s another rather obscure album that Brubeck appeared on.  Literally. Continue reading

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Ritmo Caliente! // Cal Tjader (Fantasy 8077)

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Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus // Vince Guaraldi Trio (Fantasy 3337)

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Jazz At The Blackhawk // Cal Tjader (Fantasy 3241)

In addition to being infatuated with Latin music, Cal Tjader was a tasty straight-ahead jazz musician and one of the more famous jazz musicians to come from the West Coast.  A native of San Francisco, Cal’s group was a frequent denizen of the jazz clubs in the Bay Area, and called one club in particular home. Continue reading

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Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete, And Friends // Vince Guaraldi (Fantasy 3356)

Most people probably wouldn’t recognize the name Vince Guaraldi, but most people would immediately recognize his music that ran as the soundtrack to numerous Charlie Brown ‘Peanuts’ television specials.  From the classic Charlie Brown theme ‘Linus and Lucy’ to the Christmas standard ‘Christmastime Is Here’, Vince’s music is loved by many, even if they don’t know it. Continue reading

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Cal Tjader Quintet // Cal Tjader, Fantasy 3232

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