Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of Jazz: Red, Hot, and Cool by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
About this copy: This copy of Jazz: Red, Hot, and Cool is an original pressing on the Columbia “6 eye” label.
The cover is M-, though it does have two holes punched in it near the spine, as the album may have been in a binder of some sort at one time.
The disc is VG++; it has a few very minor scuffs from being removed from the original paper inner sleeve. The record has clearly had little play.
Note: the small “102” sticker shown on side one in the photo above has been removed.
The disc is unusually heavy; we weighed it at 196 grams!
A nice copy of a terrific jazz LP and the cleanest copy we’ve ever seen.
Background: Released in 1955, Jazz: Red, Hot, and Cool was a collection of live recordings from club dates in 1954-1955.
Recorded during three different stays at New York’s Basin Street, Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool is making its first appearance in the U.S. on CD. It documents — with the addition of two additional performances that were previously unissued — the original Brubeck quartet in its final years. In 1956 Joe Morello would replace Joe Dodge, and in 1958 Eugene Wright would take over the bass chair from Bob Bates. What strikes the listener about this band, is a having been seasoned for five years when the first of these performances were recorded, the Brubeck quartet was far more immersed in the blues than anyone — at least the critics of the time — had given them credit for. Paul Desmond’s alto tone had yet to take on the dry martini velvety texture that became his trademark, and Brubeck was not yet inserting the totality of his classical ideas about the extrapolation of dissonance from consonance and its resulting harmonic theory that was built on an elaborate contrapuntal system.
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|Year of Release:||1955|