10 October 2023
Brubeck Editions to release new Dave Brubeck album
Brubeck Editions is thrilled to announce the release of The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Live From The Northwest, 1959.
The album will be released as a CD on Friday, November 3, 2023, and on all digital platforms on November 24, 2023, including 2 bonus tracks not available on the LP. The LP will be released on deluxe 180 gram vinyl later this Fall. Stay tuned for details!
The first digital track, When the Saints Go Marching In, will be released on October 13, 2023, followed by Basin Street Blues on October 20th and Multnomah Blues on October 27th.
In 1959, the Dave Brubeck Quartet spent more time together on stage, on the road, and in the studio than they did at home. Indeed, the group sometimes sounded like one entity playing four instruments, but of course Dave, Paul, Eugene and Joe were strikingly individual players too.
Recorded on April 4, 1959 at the historic Multnomah Hotel in Portland, Oregon and on April 5th in the auditorium at nearby Clark College, Live from the Northwest, 1959 features these four extraordinary musicians in top form, captured with exceptional sonic clarity by the groundbreaking audio engineer Wally Heider.
The rhythmic innovation and unprecedented success of Time Out, recorded only four months later, eclipsed the Quartet’s signature mastery of spontaneous counterpoint that had fascinated their audience in the 50’s; but on Live from the Northwest, 1959, it is gloriously evident.
On this live album, the Quartet plays together like some mythological 4-headed jazz marvel responding to every musical gesture by each member of the group.