High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl LP!
Brubeck is joined here by Paul Desmond, Bob Bates and Joe Dodge for the 1954
sessions at 30th Street Columbia Studios in New York.
Only a very few artists managed to produce a personal, recognizable sound on the
alto saxophone in the whole of the 100 years history of jazz: Charlie Parker,
Johnny Hodges, Lee Konitz and Ornette Coleman and a couple of others are among
them. The maestro of lyrical expression was undoubtedly Paul Desmond. Alongside
the seldom swinging, often static block chords of his boss, he managed to
preserve his light, floating and flowing style, which he demonstrates so well on
this recording made in the Basin Street Club and in the large Columbia Studio in
New York in 1954.
All the numbers are well known to jazz lovers from 1954 to 2018, but they are
not always recognizable at the first hearing. Appreciation? Mili Gijon, the
self-named expert, photograph and filmmaker, had his difficulties not just with
the track "Stompin’ For Mili", which eternalized him. That was supposed to be
jazz? We jazz fans, who have not always been spoilt with lovely sounds with and
after Ornette Coleman, can enjoy every note. Bassist Bob Bates and drummer Joe
Dodge produce an excellent drive, even though they were later replaced by Gene
Wright and Joe Morello.
A wealth of glorious swing, excitement in every bar, and a sound that can’t be
bettered is what the listener can expect from these three live and four studio
recordings from a year in which even West Coast jazz found recognition in New
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from
the master tapes through to the cutting head.
• 180g High Quality Vinyl
• Pure Analogue
• AAA Recording
• Made from the original, analogue mastertapes
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Faithful reproduction of original artwork and labels
Dave Brubeck, piano
Paul Desmond, alto saxophone
Bob Bates, bass
Joe Dodge, drums
2. Jeepers Creepers
3. Pennies From Heaven
4. Why Do I Love You
1. Stompin' For Mili
2. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now
3. A Fine Romance
4. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime