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Dave Brubeck and Jai & Kai at Newport

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Label: Columbia
Year: 1956
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes

Tracks

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
7. NWPT

Personnel

Dave Brubeck (piano)
Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Joe Dodge (drums)
Norman Bates (bass)

Notes

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.

Reviews

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.


Scott Yanow

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