1. In Your Own Sweet Way
2. Two Part Contention
3. Take the "A" Train
4. I'm in a Dancing Mood
5. Lover, Come Back to Me
6. True Blue Tromboniums
1. Recored live at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Rhode Island, on July 6.
2. Tracks 1- 4 are the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Tracks 5-7 are the J.J Johnson & Kai Winding Quintet.
3. Never released as a CD outside Japan.
4. Released as a CD in mini LP format in Japan under the "Sony Master Sound" series - Sony Records SRCS 9522.
All Music Guide – Review – copyright
This historic LP finds the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing two standards ("Take the 'A' Train" and "I'm in a Dancing Mood") along with the pianist/leader's "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Two-Part Contention." Altoist Paul Desmond is in fine form as is the supportive drummer Joe Dodge who would soon leave the Quartet; Joe Morello was his eventual replacement.
The second part of this LP is the final performance by the two-trombone J.J. Johnson-Kai Winding Quintet before they broke up after two years of steady work. Overall, this album gives one a good look at two of the most popular jazz groups of 1956.
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