[JPL] Happy Birthday Mr. Brubeck

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Dave Brubeck's 1959 Jazz Masterpiece Time Out Certified Double Platinum 

    Legacy Recordings Releases Dave Brubeck Quartet's Their Last Time
    Out, A Concert Recording From December 26, 1967, Out Now

LEGACY RECORDINGS LOGO Legacy Recordings logo. Division of SONY Music 
Entertainment. (PRNewsFoto/Legacy Recordings) NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American jazz legend 
Dave Brubeck, who celebrates his 91st birthday today (December 6), 
reached another milestone recently when /*Time Out*/, his 1959 watershed 
masterpiece, was awarded Double Platinum status by the RIAA in 
recognition of sales of more than two million copies in the United States.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO )

A profoundly pivotal and influential recording, /*Time Out*/ -- which 
began as a musical experiment showcasing the Dave Brubeck Quartet 
performing seven original jazz compositions, each in a different time 
signature -- became an iconic crossover smash, reaching #2 on the 
Billboard Pop chart in 1961, eventually spending a mind-blowing 164 
weeks on the charts.  Propelled in part by "Take Five," the DBQ's 
signature classic in 5/4 time, /*Time Out*/ is the first jazz album to 
sell more than one million copies and one of the select few to achieve 
Double Platinum status.

/*Time Out*/ was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording 
Registry in 2005.  Legacy Recordings released a three-disc 50th 
Anniversary Edition of /*Time Out*/ in 2009, the same year the album was 
inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (established by The Recording 
Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting 
qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old).

Brubeck's album, /*Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend*/, released in 
advance of the legend's 90th birthday last year, hit #1 on the CMJ Jazz 
Top 40 chart as the album garnered critical acclaim and coast-to-coast 
airplay.  With the album reaching #13 on the Billboard Top Jazz Album 
chart and #8 on the Traditional Jazz Album Chart, Brubeck earned the 
rare distinction of having played on albums charting in every decade 
since the 1950s. /*Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend*/, a commemorative 
collection of tracks hand-picked by the artist, featuring extensive 
annotation and anecdotal liner notes written by his son Darius, was 
released through Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony Music 
Entertainment, to all physical and digital retail outlets last November.

Brubeck received Kennedy Center Honors in December 2009, and, along with 
his ensemble, was named the Jazz Group of the Year in the 2010 Downbeat 
Reader's Poll.

*/Dave Digs Disney/*, Brubeck's delightfully groundbreaking jazz 
interpretations of classic songs from Disney films, has recently been 
made available as a two CD package in the US featuring the original mono 
album on Disc 1 and stereo mixes and alternate takes of the album on 
Disc 2.  Recorded in New York and Los Angeles over the course of three 
historic sessions in June and August 1957, /*Dave Digs Disney*/ is often 
cited as one of the most important titles in the Brubeck canon.

On November 1, 2011, Legacy Recordings released /*Their Last Time Out*/, 
a two-CD, 15-track recording of the December 26, 1967 concert (with the 
exception of a 1976 reunion tour) of the classic Dave Brubeck 
Quartet--featuring Paul Desmond on alto sax, Eugene Wright on bass, and 
Joe Morello on drums--the group's final performance (with the exception 
of a 1976 reunion).  Recorded in Pittsburgh, */December 26, 1967: Their 
Last Time Out /*finds the classic DBQ at the top of its game, marking 
the close of an 18-year run as one of the most influential, and popular, 
ensembles in jazz.  An emotional celebration of the quartet's 
repertoire, the 98 minute concert has been made available for the first 
time by the Brubeck Archives and signs off with the consummate 
performance of "Take Five," that unpretentious and infectiously swinging 
combination of melody, rhythm and sound that's come to signify jazz itself.

*_The Dave Brubeck Quartet - __/December 26, 1967: Their Last Time Out/_*

Disc 1

 1. Introduction
 2. St. Louis Blues
 3. Three To Get Ready
 4. These Foolish Things
 5. Cielito Lindo
 6. La Paloma Azul
 7. Take The "A" Train
 8. Someday My Prince Will Come

Disc 2

 1. Intro to Band Members
 2. Swanee River
 3. I'm In A Dancing Mood
 4. You Go To My Head
 5. Set My People Free
 6. For Drummers Only
 7. Take Five

On November 22, 2011, Legacy Recordings released The Dave Brubeck 
Quartet's /*Complete Studio Albums*/ in a boxed set containing 19 CDs in 
facsimile sleeves covering the DBQ's Columbia Records catalog from 
1955's Brubeck Time through 1966's Anything Goes, with several long 
sought-after album titles being converted to a digital medium for the 
first time in the creation of this collection.

_*The Complete Dave Brubeck Quartet Studio Recordings*_



Brubeck Time (1955)


CL 622


CK 65724



Jazz Impressions Of The U.S.A. (1956)


CL 984




Dave Digs Disney (1957)


CS 8090


CK 48820



Jazz Impressions Of Eurasia (1958)


CS 8058


CK 48531



Southern Scene (1960)


CS 8235




Time Out (1959)


CS 8192


CK 65122



Gone With The Wind (1959)


CS 8156


CK 40627



Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein (1961)


CS 8257


CK 90857



Time Further Out (1961)


CS 8490


CK 64668



Countdown - Time In Outer Space (1962)


CS 8575


CK 86405



Brandenburg Gate Revisited (1963)


CS 8763


CK 65725



Bossa Nova U.S.A. (1962)


CS 8798




Time Changes (1963)


CS 8927


CK 85992



Jazz Impressions Of Japan (1964)


CS 9012


CK 65726



Jazz Impressions Of New York (1964)


CS 9075


CK 46189



Angel Eyes (1965)


CS 9148




My Favorite Things (1965)


CS 9237




Time In (1966)


CS 9312


CK 85994



Anything Goes (1966)


CS 9402


SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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