Fantasy, 2006, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: While Dave, like a lot a jazz pianists, is not immediately associated with romance, he has recorded many soft ballads during his career. This collection includes songs recorded on Fantasy in the 1950s and on Concord in the 1980s. Brubeck is well complimented by Paul Desmond (sax), Chris Brubeck (tb) and Jerry Bergonzi (sax) on a few songs. But this is mostly solo piano, a good sampling and proof of Dave’s romantic side, something his wife of many decades, Iola, would surely agree with.
Publicist: Fantasy Records (now Concord)