Tony Bennett And Dave Brubeck The White House Sessions, Live 1962 on 180g 2LP from Impex Records
An historic collaboration by two of jazz music's greatest artists - Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck - is finally available on 180-gram double vinyl. Impex Records' deluxe production captures the amazing outdoor acoustics with fine detail and wide dynamic range. The beautiful gatefold jacket is coated in a vintage high-gloss lacquer and embellished in metallic ink.
"Few things get music fans more excited than the discovery of long-lost recordings of the past - especially if they present unique meetings between legendary artists," explains Ted Gioia in the liner notes. Such is certainly the case with Impex's new 180-gram 2-LP set. Two remarkable visionaries at the peak of the powers, Brubeck and his quartet and Bennett give hot performances of some of their biggest hits: Brubeck's revved up "Take Five," Bennett's soulful "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," and both together on the hard-swinging "Lullaby of Broadway."
Playing the popular White House Sessions concert on the Washington Mall for President John F. Kennedy, these titans of popular jazz have a great time informing, joking and playing the lights out. You'll want to play the grooves out of Impex's impeccably produced issue of this lost treasure. Quiet surfaces, incredible dynamics, full frequency responses and deluxe packaging will provide years of listening and viewing pleasure.
• Tony Bennett, vocals
• Dave Brubeck, piano
• Paul Desmond, alto saxophone
• Ralph Sharon, piano
• Eugene Wright, bass
• Hal Gaylor, bass
• Joe Morello, drums
• Billy Exiner, drums
• 180g 2LP-set from Impex Records
• Available on vinyl for the first time
• Gatefold jacket is coated in a vintage high-gloss lacquer and embellished in metallic ink
• Liner notes by Ted Gioia