1. Theme - Introduction
2. I'm In a Dancing Mood
3. The Song Is for You
4. A Minor Thing
5. In Your Own Sweet Way
6. The Trolley Song
8. The Duke
9. Love Walked In
10. Here Lies Love
11. All The Things You Are
1. All tracks are broadcast live from Basin Street Jazz Club, February 1956.
2. Note for the collector - all of these tracks are on the following CD's/LP
• "In A Dancing Mood" - TKO/ Magnum Music
• “The Dave Brubeck Quartet Live in 1956-57 featuring Paul Desmond” – Jazz Band Records.
• “The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond- On The Radio Live 1956-57".
All Music Guide – CD -
This Review was from “On The Radio Live” - Acrobat Music – identical tracks.
Dave Brubeck occupies a unique spot in jazz—a living legend that has enjoyed both commercial success and critical acclaim (albeit meandering) throughout his nearly six-decade career. Brubeck, along with longtime sparring partner alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, were the one-two punch behind a quartet that constantly pushed boundaries (offbeat time signatures, simultaneous multiple keys) and played within them (progenitors of West Coast cool jazz) to the point where measured beauty and tone enveloped the listener.
Though Brubeck was always avant-garde, the quartet was a hit for a reason. The rising tide of that success can be found on The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Paul Desmond On The Radio: Live 1956-57. The 15-track disc showcases the band at two residences, the Basin Street Jazz Club in New York from February 1956 and The Blue Note in Chicago, March 1957. Brubeck tackles standards "Stardust" and "Gone with the Wind," as well as originals "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Stompin' For Mili" (co-written with Desmond). The disc, featuring bassist Norman Bates and drummer Joe Dodge—who both would eventually be replaced by the end of 1957 prior to the landmark Time Out—shows Brubeck and Desmond tinkering and exploring with their signature sound within their famously dynamic interplay. Joe Morello, who replaced Dodge on drums, joins the group for its stay at the Blue Note, found in the disc's final three songs.
Paul C Dowd
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