The Original Album Classics
series by Sony/BMG in Germany is an attempt to clear shelves of catalog titles that are lying about, but it inadvertently provides a great opportunity to those who have developed a sincere interest in an act via a greatest-hits comp but have yet to score any actual titles. These budget-priced, completely remastered collections feature full-length album classics by Dave Brubeck and his quartet. the albums included in this set are the quartet's Jazz Goes to College
from 1954, 1959's Gone with the Wind
, 1963's Brandenburg Gate: Revisited
, and 1965's Jazz Impressions of New York
. Also here is the 1956 solo piano album Brubeck Plays Brubeck
. Hardcore Brubeck fans already have these, no doubt. That said, for anyone who has already begun a collection by getting the Time Out
album, or his earlier trio material on Fantasy, this is a decent place to go next. These recordings all contain bonus material.