Personnel: Dave Brubeck (piano); Paul Desmond (alto saxophone); Bob Bates (bass); Joe Dodge (drums).
Producer: George Avakian.
Compilation producer: Mike Berniker.
Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
This excellent CD reissues the LP Brubeck Time plus half of Red Hot and Cool. One of the few early studio (as opposed to club) recordings by the early Dave Brubeck Quartet (this version has bassist Bob Bates and drummer Joe Dodge in addition to pianist Brubeck and altoist Paul Desmond), the fine unit performs nine standards plus three new compositions: "Stompin' for Mili," "Audrey" (dedicated to Audrey Hepburn) and Brubeck's classic, "The Duke." ~ Scott Yanow