Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
If all Dave Brubeck did of note was release ""Take Five" he would still occupy an indelible position in music history. The piece was an unlikely hit for Brubeck and his band Dave Brubeck Quartet, would go on to
become the biggest-selling jazz single of all time, and
would be a defining influence on the genre, being one
of the first major jazz singles to deviate from the
standard 4/4 time signature. To this day the song has
appeared in innumerable movie and television
soundtracks, and has been covered by the likes of The
Specials, King Tubby, Tito Puente, Rodrigo y Gabriela,
and sampled in tracks by 3rd Bass, Quantic, and St.
Germain, among others.
As it would have it though, Dave Brubeck's illustrious
career extended beyond just "Take Five." The man was
a best-selling composer and performer as a solo artist
or with his famed quartet, leaving his mark across
numerous singles, and releasing well over 75 albums of material across his decades of activity. His innovations in the usage of time signatures, tonalities, and infusing Eurasian influences into West Coast jazz and post-bop
inspired fellow jazz innovators like Cecil Taylor and
Keith Jarrett, progressive rockers like Keith Emerson,
and even experimental weirdos like The Residents.
Brubeck's innovation is on full display on Dave
Brubeck's Greatest Hits, which features some of his
finest works either as a solo artist or with his quartet,
many of which have entered into the jazz lexicon as
standards, including "Bossa Nova U.S.A.", "Blue Rondo À La Turk", "Unsquare Dance", and of
course "Take Five."
|Titel:||Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits|
|Format:||Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP|
|Pressung:||US – Reissue|
|Style:||Jazz / Fusion|
|Gewicht:||250g (plus 250g Verpackung)|