Dave Brubeck / The Dave Brubeck Quartet


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This LP features the Dave Brubeck Quartet in its early days. Most of the music is from 1951-1952, and features such short-term sidemen as bassists Norm Bates, Fred Dutton (who doubled on bassoon) and Wyatt "Bull" Reuther, drummers Herb Barman and Lloyd Davis, and altoist Paul Desmond. Highlights include "Crazy Chris," "Lyons Busy," "Look for the Silver Lining," and "Alice in Wonderland." Two later selections ("Stardust" and a 14-1/2-minute version of "At a Perfume Counter") are from 1954-1955 when the personnel stabilized with bassist Bob Bates and drummer Joe Dodge.

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