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Jazz Impressions of the USA
Dave Quartet Brubeck
Jazz Impressions of the USA
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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This release presents the complete long unavailable original studio album Jazz Impressions of U.S.A. (1957) by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for the first time ever on CD. This would be the first album in a series of mood LPs a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dave Quartet Brubeck
Title: Jazz Impressions of the USA
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gambit Spain
Release Date: 2/17/2009
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 8436028693085

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This release presents the complete long unavailable original studio album Jazz Impressions of U.S.A. (1957) by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for the first time ever on CD. This would be the first album in a series of mood LPs all titled Jazz Impressions which were inspired by different cultures and places. It would be followed by Jazz Impressions of Eurasia (1958); Jazz Impressions of Japan (1964) and Jazz Impressions of New York (1964). All of the compositions from Jazz Impressions of U.S.A. were new works by Dave Brubeck. As a bonus to this rarely heard gem, the label has added two more Brubeck tracks which have never appeared before on CD (both were issued only on separate long out of print LP compilations): 'Two Sleepy People' and 'Pilgrim's Progress'. Gambit. 2009.

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CD Reviews

Hoo-ray!
Des Francis | Winnipeg, MB CANADA | 03/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Actually, this is the 2nd re-issue of this set; it was included in the 3-CD boxed set 'Classic Album Collection' of a few months ago. But what a difference! On the afforementioned 'Collection', the 'Impressions' portion of the set (only) was plagued with considerable low-end rumble absent from the rest of the set. I was naturally disappointed, & chalked it up to the age of the master. As usual, I was wrong. My compliments to the regrettably anonymous person who re-mastered THIS version; it is SO much better, and sounds more like it would have had CBS/Sony re-issued it themselves.

Brubeck afficianados have been pining away for re-issue of this recording since Noah was a pup. Now that the Spanish have declared open season on Columbia's (& other's) masters, it WOULD be nice, though. to have some information on the outside of the package as to who's responsible for a given re-master AND the type of processing used.

As to the music, 'Ode to a Cowboy', 'Summer Song', 'Home at Last' & the bonus track 'Two Sleepy People' are standouts for me. Recommended."
Joe Morello fan
Robert Murway | 01/30/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you listen to Morello's solo in 'Sounds of the Loop', you'll hear things that you won't hear any other drummer do. I've been looking for a copy of this disc for more than forty years. It was out of print by the early sixties."
Jazz Impressions of the USA
Lawrence Spellens | Anchorage, AK | 06/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Delighted to see this reissued as a CD at long last. The sound may not have the sparkle of the LP (I have two of these hard-to-find LPs), but having a copy without surface noise is worth it. Don't miss drummer Joe Morello featured on "Sounds of the Loop:; he uses the entire drum set to great melodic effect."