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Album Review

As part of the Jazz Moods series from Sony, pianist and composer Dave Brubeck is spotlighted on 11 tracks recorded for the label between 1955 and 1960. These sessions highlight the widely accepted jazz/pop combination achieved through tracks like "Take Five," "Audrey," and "Strange Meadow Lark," along with live versions of "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke." The pianist, along with the graceful and brilliant alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, employed a winning formula that combined straight-ahead jazz while exploring current trends in popular music, such as the Broadway standards "Some Day My Prince Will Come," "Tonight," and "I Feel Pretty." The one complaint with this compilation is the omission of Brubeck's classic composition "Blue Rondo a la Turk."


Born: 06 December 1920 in Concord, CA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

In the 1950s and '60s, few American jazz artists were as influential, and fewer still were as popular, as Dave Brubeck. At a time when the cooler sounds of West Coast jazz began to dominate the public face of the music, Brubeck proved there was an audience for the style far beyond the confines of the in-crowd, and with his emphasis on unusual time signatures and adventurous tonalities, Brubeck showed that ambitious and challenging music could still be accessible. And as rock & roll began to dominate...
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Jazz Moods: Cool, Dave Brubeck
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  • 7,59 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz
  • Released: 15 June 2004

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