Personnel: Dave Brubeck (piano); Dave Brubeck; Bill Airey Smith (clarinet); Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone); Chris Brubeck (trombone, bass trombone, bass instrument); Herb Barman, Randy Jones, Lloyd Davis (drums); Paul Desmond (alto saxophone).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Liner Note Author: Richard S. Ginell.
Recording information: Berkeley, CA (08/1951-12/1985); Bill Bates's Home Studio, Los Angeles, CA (08/1951-12/1985); Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA (08/1951-12/1985); College Of The Pacific, Stockton, CA (08/1951-12/1985); Sountec Studios, East Norwalk, CT (08/1951-12/1985); Storyville, Boston, MA (08/1951-12/1985); The Brubeck Home, Oakland, CA (08/1951-12/1985).
Featuring recordings from the 1950s and the 1980s, this collection of romantic Dave Brubeck pieces features the pianist in both solo and small group settings, the latter notably accompanied by the saxophonist Paul Desmond, with whom Brubeck had an artistically fruitful decades-long partnership, on standards like "You Go to My Head" and "For All We Know."