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Fantasy double 12CD cover. Fantasy double 12" LP, F-24726 "Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals” has the same cover.
Dave Brubeck Trio,Vol.3 - Fantasy 3332. Fantasy 8074 has the same cover. Fantasy 3332. Fantasy 8074 has the same cover.
Dave Brubeck Trio,Vol.3 - Fantasy 3205Fantasy 3205
Dave Brubeck Trio,Vol.3 - Essential Jazz Classics CD compilation Essential Jazz Classics CD compilation

Label: Fantasy
Year: 1950
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes


1. Perfidia
2. Aavalon
3. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
4. Always
5. How High The Moon
6. Squeeze Me
7. Too Marvelous For Words
8. Heart And Soul


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


1. Originally issued on Fantasy 10" LP, "The Dave Brubeck Trio/Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals", Fantasy 3-4.

2. Recorded in San Francisco October, November 1950.

3. Included on the CD, "The Dave Brubeck Trio -Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals- 24 Classic Recordings”.

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

Fantasy 3205 - "Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals”.
Fantasy 3332 - "Brubeck - Tjader, The Dave Brubeck Trio”.
Fantasy 8074 - "Brubeck - Tjader, The Dave Brubeck Trio”.
Fantasy F-24726 - "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.


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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