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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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The Last Time We Saw Paris // Dave Brubeck (Columbia CS 9672)

On this day fifty years ago (well, it was the 13th when I wrote this), the Dave Brubeck Quartet played their last European concert.  Luckily, the music made that night was recorded and pressed onto wax. Continue reading

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Shining Hour- Live At The Trident // Denny Zeitlin (Columbia CL 2463)

Jazz fans like to know the musicians that most jazz fans don’t know.  It’s almost like a secret rite of passage, being familiar with the jazz musicians that seemed to have slipped through the cracks of history and praise.  Yeah, Miles was great, but what about Kenny Dorham?  Oscar Peterson had chops, but so did Phineas Newborn.  One jazz musician in particular that has enjoyed an extreme lack of notoriety and celebration is Denny Zeitlin. Continue reading

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Desmond’s Quotes- The Way You Look Tonight

Dave_Brubeck_and_Paul_Desmond_at_Birdland__Marcel_FleissAG335 After focusing on records for so long, this post is a change of pace and a return to one of the original reasons why I started my blog in the first place:  Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck!  In this edition of ‘Desmond’s Quotes’, I finally and actually solve a mystery that was sparked by something I read in a book. Continue reading

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At Newport // Dave Brubeck Quartet, J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding Quintet (Columbia CL 932)

Another album featuring music from the Newport Jazz Festival, this time from the year 1956, and another live album from the Dave Brubeck Quartet.  Like most jazz records, particularly Brubeck’s, this album has a mysterious backstory. Continue reading

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Thelonious Monk Newport ’59 // Thelonious Monk (Concert Vault CVLP-001)

Live jazz is often the best kind of jazz, and live jazz albums are next best thing to actually experiencing live jazz.  Live albums are like time machines, transporting you to the scene of the recording.  The older the album is, the better the time travel experience.  One place I’d love to travel back to is the Newport Jazz Festival during it’s infancy of the 1950’s, when giants walked the earth.  Well, jazz giants like Thelonious Monk. Continue reading

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Dave Brubeck, Leonard Bernstein, Dialogue For Jazz Combo & Orchestra // Ozone (Ozone 14)

This is the big one.  The unicorn.  The white whale.  The record that woke the vinyl collector within me.  The search for this record took years, but this year the vinyl gods smiled on me, and I am now the owner of this rare bootleg album.  One of the reasons why I’ve been on the hunt for this album is because it’s only available on vinyl.  It was because of this and other rare Brubeck and Desmond music that’s only on vinyl that started me on the journey of record collecting.  Naturally, this record has a rather unconventional background.  But first… Continue reading

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