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Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond - Birdland 1951-52 / Newport 1955

Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond - Birdland 1951-52 / Newport 1955 - CD cover front

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Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond - Birdland 1951-52 / Newport 1955 - Sandy Hook CD - see notes Sandy Hook CD - see notes
Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond - Birdland 1951-52 / Newport 1955 - Modern Complex Dialogues - LP release - see notes Modern Complex Dialogues - LP release - see notes

Label: Solar
Year: 1955
Released on LP: No
Released on CD: Yes

Tracks

Birdland

1 AT A PERFUME COUNTER
2 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
3 HOW HIGH THE MOON
4 JEEPERS CREEPERS
5 CRAZY CHRIS
6 SPRING IS HERE
7 Symphony Sid intro into STARDUST
8 THIS CAN’T BE LOVE
9 THESE FOOLISH THINGS
10 JEEPERS CREEPERS
11 TEA FOR TWO
12 I’LL REMEMBER APRIL

Newport 1955

13 Announcement
14 BACK BAY BLUES
15 TROLLEY SONG
16 STARDUST
17 CRAZY CHRIS
18 DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME
19 TEA FOR TWO

Personnel

Dave Brubeck (piano)
Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Bob Bates (bass)
Joe Dodge (drums)
Herb Barman (drums, percussion)
Wyatt "Bull" Ruther (bass)
Lloyd Davis (drums)
Max Roach (drums)
Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax)
Chet Baker (trumpet)
Clifford Brown (trumpet)

Notes

Recording dates

Birdland

(1-3) December 15, 1951.
(4-10) December 22, 1951.
(11) January 22, 1952.
(12) January 24, 1952.

Newport Jazz Festival

13-19 Summer 1955

Notes

Tracks 1- 12 were originally released on the following bootlegs

• Modern Complex Dialogues – Alto label - LP release
• Rare Radio Recordings – Sandy Hook label – LP & CD

Tracks 13- 18 are from the Newport 1955 Jazz Festival and have been unreleased to date. They have however been available on the Concert Vault website to download (previously known as Wolfgang’s Vault).

Track 19 contains the late night jam session from the concert - Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, and Max Roach joined the band for “Tea for Two”. This has previously been released on the bootleg release – CD and LP - Chet Baker, Newport Years, Vol 1 – Philogy label.

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