Europa Jazz // Dave Brubeck (Europa Jazz EJ-1032)

After a momentary break, it's time to get back to some Brubeck, the reason why I began this website!  This is one of those rarer bootleg albums, where the information surrounding the recording is actually pretty well-documented.  It's the album pressing itself that is confusing and unclear.  With that, on to the music we go! [...]

Priceless Editions // Dave Brubeck (Columbia 4-PE 12)

The Music Tune:  Don't Worry 'Bout Me Recorded:  Early (March?) 1954; location dubious Personnel: Paul Desmond-  Alto Sax Dave Brubeck-  Piano Bob Bates-  Bass Joe Dodge-  Drums Another Brubeck rarity and oddity, with a mysterious background to match.  This 7" 45rpm contains just one performance, a live recording of the Brubeck quartet playing 'Don't Worry [...]

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 [...]