Dave Brubeck The Essential Dave Brubeck on 2LP
Over the course of his storied seven decade career, Dave Brubeck became one of the most iconic and influential figures in all of jazz. In that time, the pianist/composer/bandleader continually defied conventions and preconceptions by grafting elements of numerous styles – classical, Latin, pop and more – into a solid and unwavering jazz foundation and creating a musical hybrid that still is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition. While his 1959 opus, Time Out, is considered a landmark recording, it represents only the tip of the iceberg that is Brubeck's massive and enduring body of recorded work. That body of work is wonderfully explored on The Essential Dave Brubeck, a 17-track 2LP-set which in addition to Time Out masterpieces like "Take Five," and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" includes further definitive Brubeck fare like "Audrey," "The Duke," "In Your Own Sweet Way," and "Unsquare Dance" among many more!