Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions of New York

This is simply a great record. The musicians are in their finest form and the recorded sound is magnificent. Equally significant, however, is the music. This is my favorite Brubeck Quartet record. The proceedings start with a swinging, uptempo romp, "Theme From Mr. Broadway," a catchy, "Broadway Bossa Nova" as well as several smooth ballads with their shades of Bach and highlighted by a wonderful "Broadway Romance." As stated earlier, the musicians are in great form with drummer Joe Morello driving the quartet with his usual comsummate skill and taste. Pay particular attention to underrated bassist, Eugene Wright. His bass lines are spot perfect and beautifully executed. - by Comtad, Amazon.com

This CD, a straight reissue of the original LP, contains 11 songs written for the soundtrack of the long-forgotten television series Mr. Broadway. It pays tribute to New York in a more abstract way than Jazz Impressions of Japan celebrated Japan for Brubeck had to concern himself with having the music fit in with the show. In general these themes and the melodic improvisations of Brubeck and altoist Paul Desmond hold their own without the show although none of the songs became standards. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Dave Brubeck Quartet
Album: Jazz Impressions of New York
Year: 1965
Label: CBS (1990)
Runtime: 44:37

Tracks:
1.  Theme From Mr. Broadway 2:30
2.  Broadway Bossa Nova 3:16
3.  Autumn In Washington Square 5:30
4.  Something To Sing About 3:56
5.  Sixth Sense 6:57
6.  Spring In Central Park 2:29
7.  Lonely Mr Broadway 4:20
8.  Summer On The Sound 2:43
9.  Winter Ballad 2:45
10.  Broadway Romance 5:52
11.  Upstage Rumba 4:19
All compositions by Dave Brubeck

Personnel:
Dave Brubeck (Piano)
Paul Desmond (Alto Saxophone)
Eugene Wright (Double Bass)
Joe Morello (Drums)

7 comments:

  1. Hi ITR
    I just downloaded Dave Brubeck NY album from Rapidshare and got Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane
    Wrong Links ?
    Cheers

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  2. Hi Gus
    You're right. I've changed.

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  3. Thanks. Great LP we've missed for a long time.

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  4. Thanks! I look forward to listening to this one.

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  5. First part still ok on dfiles but all links for part 2 are dead - Could you kindly reup ?? thanks

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