A part of Columbia's JAZZ MOODS compilation series, this disc presents 11 classic Dave Brubeck selections. One of the most accomplished and famous jazz pianists of all time, Brubeck is heard on this collection performing standards such as "Basin Street Blues" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come" and unforgettable originals "The Duke" and "In Your Own Sweet Way" (both originals are live versions).
Of course, no Brubeck compilation would be complete without saxophonist Paul Desmond's odd-metered 1959 hit composition "Take Five." JAZZ MOODS: COOL also includes the lilting "Audrey" and the sprightly "Gone with the Wind." A master of "cool" jazz, Brubeck is well represented here, and this album is perfect for those who may want to know more about the magnificent world of Brubeck, but don't know where to begin.