Indian Summer

Indian Summer

by Dave Brubeck


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It's not uncommon for anyone to turn toward nostalgia as the years wear on, and at age 86, with nearly 60 years of recording behind him and nearly 50 since he shook up the jazz world with his landmark Time Out album, Dave Brubeck is certainly entitled to look back and take stock of his life. Indian Summer -- the phrase itself suggests an acknowledgement of a waning in progress -- is something of a companion piece to 2004's Private Brubeck Remembers. Like that gem, Indian Summer is a solo piano work comprised of Brubeck's ruminations on standards of the mid-20th century, the period when he was just coming up as an artist and blossoming as a young man. These are reflective, meditative ballads, softly but skillfully played and hinting at melancholy. On time-worn Americana such as "Georgia on My Mind," "September Song," "Sweet Lorraine," and "Spring Is Here," Brubeck is restrained but soulful, out to prove nothing. It's not that age has dulled him; Brubeck's performance is uniformly exquisite, imaginative, and elegant; it's just not edgy. A small handful of original material nicely complements the standards, adding up to one of the more intimate entries in Brubeck's enormous discography.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2007
Label: Telarc
UPC: 0089408367021
catalogNumber: 83670
Rank: 42579

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Brubeck   Primary Artist,Piano

Technical Credits

Victor Herbert   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Dave Brubeck   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Russell Gloyd   Audio Production
Mack Gordon   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Iola Brubeck   Composer
Sol Parker   Composer

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is true music making! Any music afficiando must listen to Brubeck for his refinement at the piano is amazing! He has exquisite style for phrasing and is one of my favorite musicians. "Summer Song" is my favorite song to listen to and also one of my favorite songs to play on the piano.