At 82, Dave Brubeck is an absolute living jazz legend. Digitally remastered, "The Essential Dave Brubreck" is a celebration of his talents featuring 31 tracks, drawing from 24 albums and spanning a remarkable 53 years (1949-2002). Dave personally chose all of the selections for this 2-CD career overview, which will surely reach beyond his core audience. The release also includes excellent liner notes, rare photos and a rare track from his yet-to-be released album for the Telarc label.
Brubeck is heard in the company of Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Rushing, and his classic quartet with Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello. His music continues to touch people around the world through his ceaseless touring schedule.