Dave Brubeck Trio: Dave Brubeck (piano); Cal Tjader (vibraphone, drums, bongos); Ron Crotty (bass).
Recorded in 1950 & 1951. Includes original liner notes by Ralph J. Gleason and Len Lyons.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Dave Brubeck (piano); Cal Tjader (calliope, vibraphone, drums, bongos).
Liner Note Author: Ralph J. Gleason.
Recording information: 09/1949-11/1950.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dave Brubeck; Ron Crotty; Cal Tjader.
During 1949-1951 pianist Dave Brubeck led a San Francisco-based trio with bassist Ron Crotty and Cal Tjader doubling on drums and vibes. This CD has all 24 of this group's recordings, interpretations of standards that are full of surprising moments. Even at this early stage, Brubeck had his own style and sounds nothing at all like Bud Powell, the dominant influence of the era. ~ Scott Yanow