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Label: Columbia
Year: 1954
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes


1. Audrey
2. Jeepers Creepers
3. Pennies From Heaven
4. Why Do I Love You?
5. Stompin' for Mili
6. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
7. A Fine Romance
8. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Bob Bates (bass)
Joe Dodge (drums)


1. Also released in some countries as "Instant Brubeck"

2. Recorded in 1954 and originally released in 1955 under the Columbia label as CL 622.

Tracks 1, 2, 7 recorded on October 12 1954.

Tracks 5 & 8 recorded on October 13 1954.

Tracks 3 - 4 recorded on October 14 1954.

Track 6 recorded on November 10 1954.

3. Released as a CD by Columbia in the 1990’s.

4. According to a 1955 letter written by George Avakian to Dave Brubeck, the cover was "designed around the Boris Artzybasheff painting which was on Time magazine's cover of November 8th 1954".

5. Columbia issued the CD “Interchanges” which was a compilation of "Brubeck Time" and four tracks from 1954's "Jazz: Red Hot and Cool"- Sometimes I'm Happy, The Duke, Indiana, and Love Walked In.

6. Released as CD in mini LP format in Japan under the "Sony Master Sound" series - Sony Records SRCS 9521.

7. Included in the Columbia Legacy release in 2011 – “The Dave Brubeck Quartet - The Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1955 - 1966” - 19 albums packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve.


All Music Guide – Review – copyright

This LP introduced Paul Desmond's beautiful ballad "Audrey" and found the early Dave Brubeck quartet (with pianist Brubeck, altoist Desmond, bassist Bob Bates, and drummer Joe Dodge) making a rare studio recording; up to this point all of their most popular records were club performances. With fresh versions of such songs as "Jeepers Creepers," "Pennies From Heaven," and "A Fine Romance," this music is certainly worth acquiring.

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