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The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Newport 1958 (1959/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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.

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Jazz, Red Hot And Cool (1955/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Jazz, Red Hot And Cool (1955/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 57:08 minutes | 511 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

A live set featuring Paul Desmond and lots of daring experimentation! Includes Lover; Little Girl Blue; Sometimes I’m Happy; Love Walked In , and more, plus the bonus tracks Taking A Chance on Love and Closing Time Blues !

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Bossa Nova U.S.A (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Bossa Nova U.S.A (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:17:08  minutes | 754 MB | Genre: Bossa Nova
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

With the popularization of bossa nova in the early ’60s, practically every recording artist had to have at least one bossa nova album. This effort by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is better than most due to the high quality of the compositions, of which the title cut is best-known. The date’s two standards (“This Can’t Be Love” and “Trolley Song”) also fare well on this upbeat session.

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Dave Brubeck – Live in Montreux ’82 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dave Brubeck – Live in Montreux ’82 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:29 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © High Fidelity Masters

For its 16th edition, the Festival produces a poster signed by Jean Tinguely – the source of the Montreux Jazz Festival logo ; still used today as the official logo, it now qualifies as an internationally recognized brand. The Casino stage hosts Jackson Browne, Gilberto Gil, Jimmy Cliff, The Crusaders, Anita O’Day, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Koko Taylor, Mink Deville, Sippie Wallace, Steve Miller Band, The Modern Jazz Quartet as well as Talking Heads, Milton Nascimento, The Lounge Lizards and Lionel Hampton accompanied by Lou Donaldson, Wynton and Brandford Marsalis. Spectators discover the supergroup A Gathering of Minds, composed of Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham, Didier Lockwood, David Sancious and Alan Holdsworth. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble come to Montreux for the first time and the Festival welcomes a visitor – a local resident called David Bowie.

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Jazz At Oberlin (1953) [Reissue 2003] {PS3 ISO + DSF DSD64/2.82MHz}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Jazz At Oberlin (1953/2003)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Time – 38:40 minutes | Scans included | 1,64 GB
SACD to DSF 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz  | Time – 00:37:58 minutes | 1,5 GB 
©  Fantasy Records | Genre: Jazz
Recorded live in Finney Chapel, Oberlin College in Ohio, March 2, 1953.

Jazz at Oberlin is a live album by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It was recorded in the Finney Chapel at Oberlin College in March 1953, and released on Fantasy Records as F 3245.

Critic Nat Hentoff wrote in Down Beat magazine that the album ranks with the College of the Pacific and Storyville sets “as the best of Brubeck on record”, and jazz critic Gary Giddins has written that it would “make many short lists of the decade’s outstanding albums”.

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Dave Brubeck – Supreme Jazz (2006) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Dave Brubeck – Supreme Jazz (2006) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:27 minutes | Scans included | 3,99 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,27 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

Over a long career that is still going strong, Dave Brubeck has always been one of jazz’s most popular performers. Furthermore, that success has not been achieved at the cost of compromising; Brubeck has consistently experimented with rhythms, time signatures and tonalities not often found even in jazz. At the beginning of his career, his influences were the great piano players of early jazz – Duke Ellington, Art Tatum and Fats Waller, and, like Ellington, as his career developed he introduced extended pieces into his repertoire of self-composed material. Music for ballet and theatre features amongst his work, and he has written an oratorio, a Mass and tone poems. Brubeck has performed regularly for American presidents, and he has toured the world many times over. Dave Brubeck is one of the giant talents of jazz.

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Concord On A Summer Night (1982/2006) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Concord On A Summer Night (1982/2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 37:29 minutes | 787 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Concord Jazz

Few jazz musicians have come close to attaining the influence or popularity that Dave Brubeck has achieved in his six-decade career. On this fantastic live album, Brubeck, a recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, is joined by acclaimed clarinetist Bill Smith for an astounding set of songs including the Brubeck signature staple “Take Five.” Originally recorded in 1982, and released here in stellar high-resolution audio, you can hear every nuanced touch of these remarkable musicians. A must-have for jazz aficionados.

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Concord On A Summer Night (1982) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Concord On A Summer Night (1982) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:36 minutes | Scans included | 2,32 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 732 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

In 1982 pianist Dave Brubeck welcomed clarinetist Bill Smith (who he had played with back in his octet days in the late ’40s) as a permanent member of his Quartet along with drummer Randy Jones and Chris Brubeck on electric bass and occasional bass trombone. This album features the new Quartet at the Concord Jazz Festival playing what would become their typical mixture of songs: three Brubeck compositions (“Benjamin,” “Koto Song” and “Softly, William, Softly”), a standard (“Black and Blue”) and yet another remake of “Take Five.” These are fine performances.

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/176,4kHz]

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time – 38:46 minutes | 1,74 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Columbia/Legacy

Time Out is the groundbreaking double-Platinum jazz classic by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. This pivotal outing is widely declared Dave Brubeck’s defining masterpiece and is one of the most innovative jazz albums of all time. It began as a musical experiment showcasing the quartet performing seven original jazz compositions, each in a different time signature and includes the massive hit “Take Five.” It soon became an iconic crossover, spending 164 weeks on the charts. In 2005, Time Out was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry and the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. It is the first jazz album to earn a Platinum certification.

From the very first note of ‘Blue Rondo’, it was clear that this superlative example of a high-res download is destined to convert disbelievers. By the time they hear the piano on ‘Kathy’s Waltz’, they’ll be hooked. Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News & Record Review

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959) [Japanese SACD 2000 #SRGS 4535] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959) [Japanese SACD 2000 #SRGS 4535]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:21 minutes | Scans included | 1,55 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 736 MB
In memory of Dave Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012)

Dave Brubeck’s defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time. It was a risky move — Brubeck’s record company wasn’t keen on releasing such an arty project, and many critics initially roasted him for tampering with jazz’s rhythmic foundation. But for once, public taste was more advanced than that of the critics. Buoyed by a hit single in altoist Paul Desmond’s ubiquitous “Take Five,” Time Out became an unexpectedly huge success, and still ranks as one of the most popular jazz albums ever. That’s a testament to Brubeck and Desmond’s abilities as composers, because Time Out is full of challenges both subtle and overt — it’s just that they’re not jarring. Brubeck’s classic “Blue Rondo à la Turk” blends jazz with classical form and Turkish folk rhythms, while “Take Five,” despite its overexposure, really is a masterpiece; listen to how well Desmond’s solo phrasing fits the 5/4 meter, and how much Joe Morello’s drum solo bends time without getting lost. The other selections are richly melodic as well, and even when the meters are even, the group sets up shifting polyrhythmic counterpoints that nod to African and Eastern musics. Some have come to disdain Time Out as its become increasingly synonymous with upscale coffeehouse ambience, but as someone once said of Shakespeare, it’s really very good in spite of the people who like it. It doesn’t just sound sophisticated — it really is sophisticated music, which lends itself to cerebral appreciation, yet never stops swinging. Countless other musicians built on its pioneering experiments, yet it’s amazingly accessible for all its advanced thinking, a rare feat in any art form. This belongs in even the most rudimentary jazz collection.

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