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Dave Brubeck Trio,Vol.1

Dave Brubeck Trio,Vol.1 - Fantasy 3-1 10

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Dave Brubeck Trio,Vol.1 - CD cover. 

Fantasy double 12CD cover. Fantasy double 12" LP, F-24726 "Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals” has the same cover.
Dave Brubeck Trio,Vol.1 - Fantasy 3204Fantasy 3204
Dave Brubeck Trio,Vol.1 - CD - Cal Tjader Compilation CD - Cal Tjader Compilation
Dave Brubeck Trio,Vol.1 - Fantasy 8073 LP. 
Fantasy 3331 has the same cover.Fantasy 8073 LP. Fantasy 3331 has the same cover.

Label: Fantasy
Year: 1949
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes

Tracks

1. You Stepped Out of a Dream
2. Lullaby in Rhythm
3. Singing in the Rain
4. I'll Remember April
5. Body and Soul
6. Let's Fall in Love
7. Laura
8. (Back Home Again In) Indiana

Personnel

Dave Brubeck (piano)
Ron Crotty (bass)
Cal Tjader (drums, percussion, vibraphone)

Notes

1. Recorded in San Francisco, 1949/1950.

2. Originally issued on Fantasy 10" LP - "The Dave Brubeck Trio -Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals" - Fantasy 3-1.

3. Included in the compilation Fantasy CD - "The Dave Brubeck Trio- Dstinctive Rhythm Instrumentals - 24 Classic Recordings".

4. Released by Fantasy in part or in total on the following 12" LP’s:

Fantasy 3204 - The Dave Brubeck Trio.
Fantasy 3331 - The Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader.
Fantasy 8073 - The Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader.
Fantasy F24726 - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals. (Double LP)

5. 2016 - Essential Jazz Classic label releases CD compilation of "Dave Brubeck Trio, Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3 plus two tracks from The Octet period.

Reviews

Amazon.com - Copyright.

Essential recording.

The sum total of three 10-inch trio records recorded between 1949 and 1951, this provocative collection finds a restless pianist who is simply fascinated by contrasts in tone, color, and emotion. In many ways, Dave Brubeck is a scientist here, experimenting with polytones, unorthodox harmonies, twisted rhythms, and odd melodic variations that perhaps only made sense to him. Why pound jarringly through a tender ballad like "Laura"? Because it accentuates the utter beauty of its melody. Why begin the buoyant "Indiana" as a fragile poem? Because it accentuates the jaunty playfulness of its melody. Brubeck swings like mad one minute and is stiff as a board the next, not only toying with the listener, but with the time-tested standards that he molds into highly original performances. A young Cal Tjader proves a worthy collaborator, bouncing between drums, bongos, and vibes and not only keeping up, but propelling the music ever forward.

Marc Greilsamer


All Music Guide – CD - Review – copyright

During 1949-1951 pianist Dave Brubeck led a San Francisco-based trio with bassist Ron Crotty and Cal Tjader doubling on drums and vibes. This CD has all 24 of this group's recordings, interpretations of standards that are full of surprising moments. Even at this early stage, Brubeck had his own style and sounds nothing at all like Bud Powell, the dominant influence of the era.

Scott Yanow

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