The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Live from the Northwest, 1959 is the newest release from Brubeck Editions, the family run label that only puts out music of the highest musical and technical quality. These exciting performances were recorded by the trailblazing and iconic audio engineer, Wally Heider, who pioneered the art of remote recording from his "studio on wheels". The sound he achieved is stellar, and this is perhaps the best live recording you can hear of one of the most popular jazz groups of all time. The tapes were recorded in April 1959 at the Multnomah Jazz Club and Clark College, both in the Portland Oregon area. Four months later, the Dave Brubeck Quartet recorded their legendary LP, Time Out, and changed the course of jazz forever. This new LP showcases the poll-winning quartet at the peak of their improvisational powers, especially demonstrating their unique mastery of improvising counterpoint (a musical device updated from Bach) while swinging through jazz standards and original compositions.
These master musicians, (Dave along with Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello) transcend time. The new Live from the Northwest - 1959 LP is sure to be a hit with audiophiles, Dave Brubeck fans, jazz aficionadas and lovers of great and timeless music around the world. Listening to this new release, you will feel like you are sitting in the jazz club fully immersed in high fidelity sound, on a night when the incomparable Dave Brubeck Quartet was firing on all cylinders!
1. When the Saints Go Marching In (6:38)
2. Basin Street Blues (6:43)
3. Lonesome Road (7:38)
1. Two Part Contention (11:45)
2. Gone with the Wind (8:10)