The Very Best of Dave Brubeck: The Fantasy Era 1949-1953

The Very Best of Dave Brubeck: The Fantasy Era 1949-1953

by Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck


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The 2012 single-disc collection The Very Best of Dave Brubeck collects tracks the legendary pianist recorded for the Fantasy label from 1949 to 1953. These cuts feature Brubeck in his trio and quartet settings, often alongside saxophonist Paul Desmond. Of course, this is the Brubeck group a few years before recording his breakthrough 1959 song, "Take Five." However, these are stellar cool jazz sides that reveal much of Brubeck's talent for reworking standards, sometimes with a classical influence. Included here are such studio recordings as "Blue Moon," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "Me and My Shadow," and others. Also featured are several live cuts, including "Stardust" (from the Dave Brubeck Quartet's Jazz at Oberlin) and "This Can't Be Love" (recorded live at the Surf Club). The Very Best of Dave Brubeck is a solid introduction to the pianist's work before his famed late-'50s and '60s albums.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2012
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0888072337619
catalogNumber: 33761
Rank: 77786

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Brubeck   Primary Artist,Piano,Soloist
Paul Desmond   Alto Saxophone
Herb Barman   Drums
Ron Crotty   Bass
Lloyd Davis   Drums
Joe Dodge   Drums
Fred Dutton   Bass,Bassoon
Wyatt Ruther   Bass
Cal Tjader   Bongos,Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Dave Brubeck   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Leigh Harline   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Nick Phillips   Executive Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
Jan Persson   Cover Photo
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Dave Dreyer   Composer
Harry Ruskin   Composer
Henry Sullivan   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Samuel Lewis   Composer

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