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Dave Brubeck Quartet

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 19, 2007 @ 4:30 pm In Digital Media,Music | Comments Disabled

[1]One of my favorite Jazz musicians to chill out to after a harried week (like this one) is Dave Brubeck [2]. Its perfect music to just kick back and relax.

Even if you don’t know Brubeck, you probably know of him via the song Take Five [3]. It was on the album Time Out [1], the first million selling jazz disc.

Take Five may be the single best known Jazz recording of all time (argue amongst yourselves whats better known in comments).

Brubeck is one of those rare musicians where you can just about randomly select anything he’s recorded — and its all pretty great.

[4]If you want some suggestions, I consider these my favorite Brubeck albums:

Time Out [1]
Concord on a Summer Night [5]   
Jazz at Oberlin [4]
Live at the Berlin Philharmonie [6]
Jazz at the College of the Pacific [7]   

I even find his “goofy fun stuff” terrific — check out Quiet as the Moon [8]. It is his “Peanuts inspired” work, and except for a song or two, its not the actual Peanuts music (that was Vince Guaraldi [9] doing the actual Peanuts recording, A Boy Named Charlie Brown [8]).

Also worth checking out are Dave [10]Digs Disney [10] and Brubeck Plays Music From West Side Story [11]. Simple, fun stuff.

Take Five

St Louis Blues 1961


[5]Other Videos Worth Checking Out:

  [12]Blue Rondo a la Turk [12]

Kathy’s Waltz [13]

Sounds of the Loop – 1964 [14]

St Louis Blues Brubeck Dave 1961 [15]

Strange Meadow Lark [16]

Live At The Lincoln Center 1972 [17]    


via Crooks & Liars [18]

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[1] Image: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002AGN/thebigpictu09-20

[2] Dave Brubeck: http://www.pacific.edu/brubeck/

[3] Take Five: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Five

[4] Image: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000Y2W/thebigpictu09-20

[5] Concord on a Summer Night: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000006EB/thebigpictu09-20

[6] Live at the Berlin Philharmonie: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002AC5/thebigpictu09-20

[7] Jazz at the College of the Pacific: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000Y2Z/thebigpictu09-20

[8] Quiet as the Moon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000FNN/thebigpictu09-20

[9] Vince Guaraldi: http://www.vinceguaraldi.com/

[10] Dave : http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002864/thebigpictu09-20

[11] Brubeck Plays Music From West Side Story: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002680/thebigpictu09-20

[12]  : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyRYoeCmUAg

[13] Kathy’s Waltz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWahafi118E

[14] Sounds of the Loop – 1964: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0XED9VI2cg

[15] St Louis Blues Brubeck Dave 1961: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Gnqk0xDiY

[16] Strange Meadow Lark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IofRlGxGnhk&eurl=

[17] Live At The Lincoln Center 1972: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NRlIhskwJk

[18] Crooks & Liars: http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/01/07/cls-late-nite-music-club-with-dave-brubeck/

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