The Dave Brubeck Quartet, At Carnegie Hall (1963)
It’s funny, but Dave Brubeck (and particularly with his classic quartet) was instrumental (er, pardon the pun I guess) in my love of jazz – and yet, these days anyway, I hardly ever listen to him. Some beaut records, and this one sits high on the list when I do get around to revisiting – I first found this one as a double-CD in a music store; found it in that great way when you worked in a record store: a customer ordered it, and when it arrived you wanted to sneak a listen, or re-order right away to get your own copy…I think that’s what I must have done? I used to play this CD a lot, and when I found this record – a while back – it was based entirely around that snapshot of seeing the cover and getting an instant pang – I have to have that! I thought I’d loaned this out and it hadn’t been returned – but no. Found it again just recently and stashed it to the side, to get a good few listens over the next wee while; to get back on that trot. Magic stuff. Such a winning combo, magnificent quartet.
Sample Track: Pennies From Heaven
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