The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Newport 1958 (1959/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:29 minutes | 1,0 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings
“Newport 1958” is a live album by pianist Dave Brubeck and his quartet recorded at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island of music by and associated with Duke Ellington. Several of the tracks were later re-recorded in New York City due to sound problems with the live Newport recordings.
These performances by the Dave Brubeck quartet recorded in 1958 during the opening night of Newport’s Jazz Festival, are an impressive tribute to Duke’s music, and among the very best of the Brubeck quartet offerings. His undeniably individualistic piano is strong, assertive and imaginative, while Paul Desmond is eloquence personified, his playing full of the subtlety and taste for which he was rightly celebrated, everywhere lyrical, beautifully conceived, liquid in tone, and utterly relaxed in execution. Joe Morello’s impeccable taste and invention in support and as a soloist underlines how valuable he was to the Brubeck quartet. And, with Joe Benjamin, he is part of a thoroughly relaxed rhythm section.