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Early Years: The Singles Collection 1950-52
Artist: Dave Brubeck
Format: CD


Label: Acrobat
Rel. Date: 08/06/2021
UPC: 824046338923

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1. Lullaby in Rhythm
2. You Stepped Out of a Dream
3. Singing in the Rain
4. I'll Remember April
5. Body and Soul
6. Let's Fall in Love
7. Laura
8. Indiana
9. Blue Moon
10. Tea for Two
11. Undecided
12. That Old Black Magic
13. Sweet Georgia Brown
14. September Song
15. Spring Is Here
16. S Wonderful
17. Love Walked In
18. The Way You Look Tonight
19. September in the Rain
20. What Is This Thing Called Love
21. Fugue on Bop Themes
22. Prelude
23. Let's Fall in Love
24. Indiana
25. Avalon
26. Perfida
27. Always
28. I Didn't Know What Time it Was
29. How High the Moon
30. Squeeze Me
31. Too Marvelous For Words
32. Heart and Soul
33. Crazy Chris
34. Somebody Loves Me
35. Lyons Busy
36. A Foggy Day
37. Mam'selle
38. Me and My Shadow
39. At a Perfume Counter
40. Frenesi
41. Look for the Silver Lining
42. This Can't Be Love
43. Just One of Those Things
44. My Romance
45. Stardust
46. Lulu's Back in Town
47. All the Things You Are
48. Alice in Wonderland
49. I May Be Wrong
50. On a Little Street in Singapore

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Dave Brubeck was one of the highly-influential pioneers of the west coast "cool school" of modern jazz musicians, developing a strand of music which was different from the more frenetic approach of the new York-based bebop movement, initially appealing to sophisticated college audiences and the clubs in San Francisco. He is famous, of course, for his landmark "Time Out" and "Time Further Out" albums of 1959 and 1960 with his famous Quartet, but he had made his first recordings more than a decade earlier, before that group had evolved. This excellent-value-50-track 2-CD set comprises recordings which he made for the newly-established San Francisco label owned by Max and Sol Weiss, with Brubeck also an early investor, initially devoted to releasing Brubeck's recordings, although other artists were soon signed. The collection comprises recordings Brubeck made over the next couple of years which were released on Fantasy singles, with performances in various formats - solo, Trio, Quartet and Octet. The repertoire primarily comprises interpretations of Great American Songbook standards, which were the stock-in-trade of modern jazz musicians of the era. The groups feature some notable musicians, including bassists Ron Crotty, Jack Weeks, Fred Dutton and Wyatt Ruther, drummers Cal Tjader, Herb Barman and Lloyd Davis, saxophonists Paul Desmond (a member of his later Quartet), Dave Van Kriedt and others. It offers a fascinating insight into Brubeck's music as he refined and developed the style which evolved into his famous quartet.