Today's MONO playlist

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  1. Christian B

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    Back to some early Brubeck. This is Fantasy 3-1, another one older than me from 1951. Dave on piano, Cal Tjader on bongos, drums and vibes, and Ron Croty on bass. It really is, as the cover says "distinctive rhythm instrumentals". Cal Tjader had no formal musical training, and once learned to play bongos overnight when he heard that Nick Esposito was looking for a bongo player to make some recordings. The vibes he picked up while at San Jose State College, while also playing in local bands. He decided at 14 he wanted to be a jazz musician. Seems to have worked out all right.

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    More Brubeck, with Cal and Ron, Fantasy 3-4 from 1952. Some of you may already know the story, but I find it fascinating, so here is the short version for those who haven't heard it. Dave started college planning to study to be a veterinarian to work with his father on their ranch. The head of the zoology dept. urged Brubeck to "stop wasting my time and yours", and shipped him over to the music department. There he did well, despite not being able to sight read music. He was nearly expelled for this, until several professors intervened based on his demonstrated ability to write counterpoint and harmony. Still he was almost not allowed to graduate, until he promised to never teach piano. A promise he kept, as far as I know. :)
    A lot of people have a lot to thank that zoology professor for.

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    it's a shame you don't have much Brubeck. :thumbsup:
     
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    Almost enough, but still more out there I don't have. Did I mention I'm a Brubeck nut from way back? :crazy:
     
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    A nice box set where Landowska plays both harpsichord and piano...
     
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    Brubeck plays Brubeck.JPG Brubeck plays Brubeck, Columbia CL 878, a six "eye" lp from 1956.
     
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    Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A. by the quartet, featuring Paul Desmond, with Norman Bates on bass and Joe Morello on drums. Columbia CL 984, in mono six"eye" from 1957. I love Dave's Summer Song.

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    I've been on a Brubeck kick lately, and I figure I'm in this far - I might as well just keep going. So here is another Columbia six "eye" from 1957 - CL 1034.
    Jazz Goes to Junior College. The DB Quartet - Brubeck, Desmond, Bates and Morello. When they started out the only reason they named the quartet after Brubeck is his name was the most well known in the venues they were playing.

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    Now up - Dave Digs Disney, Columbia CL 1059 also from 1957, and also with six "eye" label and in mono. Dave's version of Alice in Wonderland is a favorite - mine and his. It ended up on a few of his albums.

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    Dave Brubeck and Jay and Kai recorded live at Newport on July 6, 1956. Columbia CL 932, six "eye" of course, and mono. Side one is the Brubeck quartet, and side two is by the J.J. Johnson - Kai Winding Quintet. The quintet is unusual in having two trombones, and a rhythm section with Dick Katz on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums.

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    Hey Gannon,

    I see you have Vol.5, your going to have to tell me AGAIN what volumes you need! :D Can't seem to find that piece of paper with the volumes you told me.
     
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    Ha ha! Yeah it's Vols. 7, 8, and 9. Are Santa and the Elves on the case? :D
     
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    Gone With the Wind, Columbia CL 1347, from 1959.

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    You know they are busy year 'round! ;)
     
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