At Newport // Dave Brubeck Quartet, J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding Quintet (Columbia CL 932)

Another album featuring music from the Newport Jazz Festival, this time from the year 1956, and another live album from the Dave Brubeck Quartet.  Like most jazz records, particularly Brubeck's, this album has a mysterious backstory. The Music Tune:  'In Your Own Sweet Way' Recorded 6 July, 1956 at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode [...]

Dave Brubeck, Leonard Bernstein, Dialogue For Jazz Combo & Orchestra // Ozone (Ozone 14)

This is the big one.  The unicorn.  The white whale.  The record that woke the vinyl collector within me.  The search for this record took years, but this year the vinyl gods smiled on me, and I am now the owner of this rare bootleg album.  One of the reasons why I've been on the [...]

In Concert 1964 // Dave Brubeck (Jazz Connoisseur ‎– ♩C 003)

Update! After some correspondence with a reader, I opted to change the date for this recording.  You can find the illuminating comments below this post in the comment section.  To celebrate, I've included another track from the album.  Enjoy! This is a big one.  The search for this album (as well as another rare Brubeck [...]