The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Jimmy Rushing

Brubeck & Rushing (Remastered + Expanded)

Tracks: 11, total time: 36:47, year: 1960, genre: Jazz

Brubeck & Rushing (Remastered + Expanded)
The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Jimmy Rushing
© 1998 Columbia/Legacy

OriginallyReleased as Columbia CS 8353 on December 12, 1960
Remastered + Expanded CD Edition Released October 20, 1998

AMG EXPERT REVIEW: Although associated with the more modern styles of jazz, Brubeck always had a great respect (if not reverence) for the mastersof the past. On ten standards Brubeck, altoist Paul Desmond and the Quartet fit in perfectly behind the great swing/blues singer Jimmy Rushing who sounds rejuvenated by the fresh setting. This disc, a surprising success, is well worth searching for. -- ScottYanow Editorial Review
An odd pairing on a couple of counts. First, there's the discrepancy between the innate swing of Jimmy Rushing's phrasing and Brubeck's notorious stiffness. (In one off-kilter moment, the singer exclaims "tell the truth,man... play it, home!" behind the pianist's ultraterse, bluesless, soft-pedaled solo on "Blues in the Dark.") Second, there's Rushing's enormous, rough-textured voice juxtaposed against the sweet, soft, lithe alto sax counterlines of Paul Desmond. It's the latter relationship that carries this 1960 session, though to be fair Brubeck rises to the occasion too, his spare playing--along with the unimpeachable bed created by associates Gene Wright, on bass, and Joe Morello, on drums--providing an exquisite showcase for the Basie belter. Don't miss Rushing slightly rolling his r's on "Evenin'"--the exquisite diction of blues aristocracy! --John Corbett Album Notes
Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck (piano); Paul Desmond (alto saxophone); Eugene Wright (bass);Joe Morello (drums).

Additional personnel: Jimmy Rushing (vocals).

Producer: Teo Macero.
Reissue producer: Russell Gloyd,Didier C. Deutsch.

Recorded at the CBS 30th Street Studio, NewYork, New York.
Includes liner notes by Dave Brubeck.

Digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by Vic Anesini (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).

Personnel: Dave Brubeck (piano); Jimmy Rushing (vocals); Paul Desmond (alto saxophone); Joe Morello (drums).

Audio Mixer: Vic Anesini.
Audio Remasterer: VicAnesini.
Audio Remixer: Vic Anesini.

Liner Note Authors: Dave Brubeck; Teo Macero.

Recording information: CBS 30th StreetStudios, New York, NY (01/29/1960-08/04/1960); CBS Studios, New York, NY (01/29/1960-08/04/1960).

Director: Seth Rothstein.
Photographer: Vernon Smith.
Arranger: Dave Brubeck.

1.2:11There'll Be Some Changes Made
2.4:02My Melancholy Baby
3.4:43Blues In The Dark
4.2:33I Never Knew
5.3:26Ain't Misbehavin'
7.2:35All By Myself
8.4:27River, Stay 'Way From My Door
9.3:34You Can Depend On Me
10.2:55Am I Blue ?
11.2:08Shine On Harvest Moon (Previously Unissued - Recorded 01.29.1960)

Discid: jazz / 88089d0b

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