MASTERWORKS JAZZ CELEBRATES THE 90TH BIRTHDAY OF JAZZ LEGEND DAVE BRUBECK
In celebration of jazz legend Dave Brubeck’s 90th birthday on December 6, Masterworks Jazz releases two new titles from the Original Album Classics series: Dave Brubeck and The Dave Brubeck Quartet – TIME, available November 2. Both releases are specially-priced 5-CD collections of Brubeck’s classic albums. Each box set contains essential titles in their original album format, packaged in individual sleeves featuring the original album art.
The TIME box set includes the classic 1959 album Time Out (featuring the famous “Take Five”) with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and the four albums it inspired in the decade that followed: Time Further Out, Time Changes, Time In and Countdown: Time in Outer Space.
The Dave Brubeck box restores to the catalog five vintage titles (four featuring his quartet with Paul Desmond) from his golden years as a Columbia Records artist (1954-70): Jazz Goes to College (1954), the solo album Brubeck Plays Brubeck (1956), Gone with the Wind (1959), Brandenburg Gate: Revisited (1961) and Jazz Impressions of New York (1964).
Dave Brubeck is one of the most influential and respected pianists in modern jazz. The subject of a forthcoming documentary film from Malpaso Productions (Clint Eastwood’s production company), Brubeck was chosen for the Kennedy Center Honors in 2009, was presented the Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, and named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress.