|Product Code:||CL 2484|
Record: NM (M-)
Red label with COLUMBIA and 2 eye logos and "360 Sound Mono" all in white lettering, add. label matrix XLP 112845 and XLP112846, mono, 11 tracks, cover has slight ring wear, Has name printed on left at top.
While greatest-hits albums from jazz artists are sometimes dubious propositions, Dave Brubeck is the rare exception to the rule. Brubeck concentrated on the song as much as the performance, which is one of the reasons why he appealed to such a wide audience and it's also the reason why Greatest Hits is such an entertaining and effective sampler. Featuring such familiar items as "Take Five," "In Your Own Sweet Way," "The Duke," "Trolley Song," "Unsquare Dance," and "Blue Rondo à la Turk," the collection provides a fine introduction to Brubeck's collegiate jazz for the uninitiated. Time Out remains the best place to start a Brubeck appreciation, but this is an excellent single-disc sampler.