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Take Five, Live concerts from the late Fifties

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Take Five,  Live concerts from the late Fifties - Dave Brubeck - Live At Newport ( see notes) Dave Brubeck - Live At Newport ( see notes)

Label: Vipers Nest
Year: 1956
Released on LP: No
Released on CD: Yes

Tracks

1. I'm in a Dancing Mood
2. Two Part Contention
3. The Duke
4. Take the 'A' Train
5. Gone with the Wind
6. Lonesome Road
7. Take the 'A' Train
8. Three To Get Ready
9. Take Five
10. Blue Rondo a la Turk

Personnel

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

Notes

Track 8 "Three to Get Ready" was incorrectly listed as "Eleven Four".

This track is also released on the bootleg CD '"St. Louis Blues" - Moon Records as "Blues" as well as tracks 5,6,10.

See review notes below - tracks 1-4 are from the same 1956 Newport Jazz Festival performance as the LP "Live At Newport".

CD released 1995.

Tracks 5-10 were released on the 2013 CD issue by American Jazz Classics of "Countdown: Time In Outer Space"

Reviews

All Music Guide

This compilation of concerts by two different editions of the Dave Brubeck Quartet have better than average sound for an unauthorized release, though the first four tracks sound suspiciously like they came from the same 1956 Newport Jazz Festival performance as Brubeck's LP At Newport. There is a small bonus here, though: "The Duke," which was edited off the original record, is restored as the introduction to "Take the 'A' Train" although "In Your Own Sweet Way" is missing.

The second part of the CD features the classic edition of the group with Gene Wright and Joe Morello joining Brubeck and Paul Desmond. The inclusion of "The Lonesome Road" is a surprise to all but the most knowledgeable of the pianist's fans, who know that Brubeck has had a mental library of thousands of old songs for a long time. "Three to Get Ready" is mislabeled "Eleven Four," an early version of "Take Five" seems rather conservative, and the infallible Desmond actually falters in the opening chorus of "Blue Rondo a la Turk."

Scott Yanow

Copyright Rovi Corporation

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