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Brubeck and Rushing

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Label: Columbia
Year: 1960
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes

Tracks

1.There'll Be Some Changes Made
2. My Melancholy Baby
3. Blues in the Dark
4. I Never Knew (I Could Love Anyone Like I'm Loving You)
5. Ain't Misbehavin'
6. Evenin'
7. All by Myself
8. River, Stay 'Way from My Door
9. You Can Depend on Me
10. Am I Blue?
11. Shine on Harvest Moon

Personnel

Dave Brubeck (piano)
Jimmy Rushing (vocals)
Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Joe Morello (drums)
Eugene Wright (bass)

Notes

1. Shine On Harvest Moon was a bonus track issued on the CD release; it was not included in the original Columbia LP release.

2. Released as CD in mini LP format in Japan under the "Sony Master Sound" series - Sony Records SRCS 9524.

Reviews

All About Jazz Review

A restrained approach to the piano is also a key element in Brubeck and Rushing, a collaboration of pure joy. Count Basie would have been hard pressed to play a more elliptical solo than Brubeck's on "Melancholy Baby."

This is one of the two great late period Rushing albums (the other is The You and Me That Used to Be on RCA Victor). In great voice and full of cheer, Rushing gives a masterly recital of standards and blues. Brubeck, Eugene Wright, and Joe Morello accompany him as if the four had been working together for years. Paul Desmond's alto solos are on a par with his best work of the period, and in his one chorus on "Blues in the Dark" he surpasses himself. The previously unissued "Shine On Harvest Moon" is spirited but rough.

Doug Ramsey

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All Music Guide Review copyright

Although associated with the more modern styles of jazz, Brubeck always had a great respect (if not reverence) for the masters of the past. On ten standards Brubeck, altoist Paul Desmond and the Quartet fit in perfectly behind the great swing/blues singer Jimmy Rushing who sounds rejuvenated by the fresh setting. This disc, a surprising success, is well worth searching for.

Scott Yanow

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