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Mike Weil's discographies, No. 3 - Dave Brubeck, 1942-1950

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This discography of the earliest part of Dave Brubeck's recording activities is a side product of my research on Cal Tjader, who played in Brubeck's Trio and larger bands. It corrects several errors as to the identity of the drummer on the first Octet sessions and different versions of some Trio tracks. Thanks to board member chewy for his info on the lacquer disc he found, and to James Harrod for his fantastic research (http://jazzwestcoastresearch.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-dave-brubeck-trio-fantasy-records.html).

Dave Brubeck, 1942-1950

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Date: probably 1942
Location: College of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Dave Brubeck (p)

a.   I've Found A New Baby - 1:34(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
  Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1076-2 — Jazz at the College of the Pacific Vol. 2
Essential Jazz Classics CDEJC55706 — Jazz At The College Of The Pacific : Complete Edition

This recording was made in one of the practice rooms at the College of the Pacific, probably in 1942.


 

Date: 1946
Location: Mills College, Oakland, California

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Richard "Dick" Collins (t), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl, bar), Bob Cummings (as), Dave Van Kriedt (ts), Dave Brubeck (p), Jack Weeks (b), Dick Saltzman (d)

a.   Prisoner's Song - 1:04(Guy Massey) / arr: Jack Weeks
b.   Schizophrenic Scherzo - 2:15(William O. Smith) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
c.   Rondo - 1:30(David "Dave" Brubeck) / arr: Dave Brubeck
d.   I Hear A Rhapsody - 2:10(George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
e.   You Go To My Head - 2:54(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
f.   Laura - 2:05(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Dave Brubeck
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
g.   Closing Theme (Curtain Music) - 0:30(David "Dave" Brubeck) / arr: Dave Brubeck
Columbia Legacy CDC4K 52945 — Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-16 — Old Sounds From San Francisco
Fantasy LP 12"3-239 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 12"8094 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OCD-101 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"0902 044 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"411 40.5 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-101-2 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Definitive CDDRCD 11234 — The Complete Octet Sessions

In a down beat interview in 1966, Cal Tjader stated he joined the Brubeck Octet in 1948 and "maybe Joe Dodge" was the drummer before him. However, interviews with Iola Brubeck and studies of photos and newspaper reports give evidence that Dick Saltzman played on the first Octet sessions. All discographies and issue credits listing Tjader on earlier Octet sessions were copied from the first release on Fantasy that simply assumed the personnel was identical to that of the later sessions. In fact it was a septet, and Bob Cummings played alto sax (Paul Desmond joined the group only at the next session, and trombonist Bob Collins in 1948). Dave Brubeck gave these recordings to the label to complement Fantasy's later recordings of the Octet.


 

Date: late 1946 or early 1947
Location: Mills College, Oakland, California

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Richard "Dick" Collins (t), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl, bar), Paul Desmond (as), Dave Van Kriedt (ts), Dave Brubeck (p), Jack Weeks (b), Dick Saltzman (d)

a.   Serenades Suite - 4:30(Dave Van Kriedt) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
  Fantasy LP 10"3-16 — Old Sounds From San Francisco
Fantasy LP 12"3-239 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 12"8094 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OCD-101 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"0902 044 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"411 40.5 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-101-2 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Definitive CDDRCD 11234 — The Complete Octet Sessions

In a down beat interview in 1966, Cal Tjader stated he joined the Brubeck Octet in 1948 and "maybe Joe Dodge" was the drummer before him. However, interviews with Iola Brubeck and studies of photos and newspaper reports give evidence that Dick Saltzman played on the first Octet sessions. All discographies and issue credits listing Tjader on earlier Octet sessions were copied from the first release on Fantasy that simply assumed the personnel was identical to that of the later sessions. Dave Brubeck gave these recordings to Fantasy to complement the later Octet sessions.


 

Date: Spring 1949
Location: Audition at KNBC Studio, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Richard "Dick" Collins (t), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl, bar), Paul Desmond (as), Dave Van Kriedt (ts), Robert "Bob" Collins (tb), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d)

a.   Playland-At-The-Beach - 1:27(David "Dave" Brubeck) / arr: Dave Brubeck
b.   How High The Moon - 7:28(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis) / arr: Dave Brubeck
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Both titles on: Fantasy EP 7"4019 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 10"3-16 — Old Sounds From San Francisco
Fantasy LP 12"3-239 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 12"8094 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OCD-101 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"0902 044 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"411 40.5 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-101-2 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Definitive CDDRCD 11234 — The Complete Octet Sessions

In a down beat interview in 1966, Cal Tjader stated he joined the Brubeck Octet in 1948 and "maybe Joe Dodge" was the drummer before him. However, interviews with Iola Brubeck and studies of photos and newspaper reports give evidence that Dick Saltzman played on the first Octet sessions. All discographies and issue credits listing Tjader on earlier Octet sessions were copied from the first release on Fantasy that simply assumed the personnel was identical to that of the later sessions. Dave Brubeck gave these recordings to Fantasy to complement the later Octet sessions.


 

Date: September 1949
Location: Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Coronet

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, d), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Frances Lynne (v)

a. COR-551 Blue Moon - 2:56(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Coronet 78 10"Coronet 104 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 78 10"505 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45505-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 10"3-2 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
b. COR-552 Tea For Two - 2:44(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
Coronet 78 10"Coronet 104 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 78 10"505 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45505-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
c. alt Tea For Two - 2:44(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
Fantasy LP 10"3-2 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
d. COR-553 Back Home Again In Indiana - 2:33(James F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)
Coronet 78 10"Coronet 103 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 78 10"504 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45504-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vocalion EP 7"EPV 1275 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 10"3-1 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Columbia Legacy CDC4K 52945 — Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
e. COR-554 Laura - 2:41(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
Coronet 78 10"Coronet 103 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 78 10"504 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45504-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vocalion EP 7"EPV 1275 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
f. alt Laura - 2:41(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy LP 10"3-1 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4528 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits From The Fantasy Years 1949-1954
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
g. 1bd Idaho(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
h. 2bd Idaho(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
i. 3bd Idaho(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
j. 4bd Idaho(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
k.   Idaho - 2:25(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
l.   Button Up Your Overcoat - 1:51(Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
m.   'S Wonderful - 2:56(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts

Cal Tjader (vib) on m, (d) on a-l; Frances Lynne (v) on l.

d. titled "Indiana" on all issues.
This session was originally recorded by and issued on the Coronet label, the records were manufactured by the Weiss bothers' pressing plant. They bought the masters after Coronet went out of business; as orders for the records kept coming in, they seized the opportunity to start their own label, Fantasy, with the next Brubeck trio sessions, but kept the Coronet master numbers for the first four issued tracks.
Some performances are contained in a test pressing in James Harrod's collection; it has four breakdowns of Idaho on one side and four complete takes of four tunes on the other, without talking or studio chatter. The take of Laura on this test pressing proves to be identical with the one released on the Coronet 78. Furthermore, Tarik Townsend commented on Harrod's blog that the takes of Laura and Tea For Two on the Coronet or Fantasy 78s and the Fantasy LPs are different, which I confirmed by aural comparison. All this leads to the conclusion that more than the four originally issued tracks were recorded at this first Brubeck Trio session, despite the anecdotic report that the group had to record them to acetate disc under extreme time constraints (after the newly acquired tape recorder had failed to run at constant speed). Another possibility is that there was more than one session held in September 1949.
The identity of the vocalist on the test pressing is uncertain; Dave Brubeck suggested it might be Barbara Ritchie, who worked at NBC in San Francisco at the time; Frances Lynne reportedly sang with the Brubeck Octet; see Harrod's blog [http://jazzwestcoastresearch.blogspot.de/2012/10/the-dave-brubeck-trio-fantasy-records.html] for details and to listen to these recordings. There is one other recording by Ritchie for comparison which features an audibly different voice (see next session), and only very few by Lynne which have not been available to me for audition, but due to the different sound of the voices I opt for Lynne on this session.


 

Date: January 2, 1950
Location: probably KNBC, San Francisco, CA

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d), Barbara Ritchie (v)

a.   Shine On Harvest Moon - 1:45(Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth)
b.   September Song - 3:28(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
Both titles unissued.  

Ron(ald) Crotty (b) on a; Cal Tjader (d) on a; Barbara Ritchie (v) on b.

This is from a 12" 78 rpm lacquer disc a private collector found at an auction labelled "Dave Brubeck 1/2/1950". It also includes interview segments  with Brubeck and two big band tracks (not Brubeck related). The singer is identified by the announcer (possibly Jimmy Lyons) as "our Barbara Ritchie", who worked at KNBC at the time. https://youtu.be/jxnmBF-znhc
Tjader's drumming on the first track imitates tap dance rhythms.


 

Date: March 1950
Location: probably Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, d, bgo), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b)

a. 3006 You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 2:52(Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
Fantasy 78 10"501 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45501-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
b. 3008 Lullaby In Rhythm - 3:30(Edgar Sampson, Walter Hirsch, Clarence Prift, Benny Goodman)
Fantasy 78 10"501 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45501-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
c. 3010 Singing In The Rain - 2:34(Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown)
Fantasy 78 10"502 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45502-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
d. 3025 I'll Remember April - 3:20(Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
Fantasy 78 10"502 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45502-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
e. 3029 Body And Soul - 3:43(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
Fantasy 78 10"503 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45503-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"3-372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4528 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits From The Fantasy Years 1949-1954
Columbia Legacy CDC4K 52945 — Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
f. 3042 Let's Fall In Love - 2:40(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
Fantasy 78 10"503 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45503-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-1 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

Cal Tjader (vib) on b, d, (d) on b-d, f, (bgo) on a, e.


 

Date: April 30, 1950
Location: Mills College, Oakland, California

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Richard "Dick" Collins (t), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl), Paul Desmond (as), Dave Van Kriedt (ts), Robert "Bob" Collins (tb), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d)

a.   Lullaby Of Broadway(Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
b.   I'll Remember April(Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
c.   Black Magic(Composer Unknown)
d.   Blue Moon(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e.   Lullaby In Rhythm(Edgar Sampson, Walter Hirsch, Clarence Prift, Benny Goodman)
f.   Avalon(Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva)
g.   Singing In The Rain(Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown)
h.   You Stepped Out Of A Dream(Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
i.   Idaho(Jesse Stone)
j.   Closing Theme (Curtain Music)(David "Dave" Brubeck) / arr: Dave Brubeck
k.   Tea For Two(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
l.   How High The Moon(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
m.   Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
n.   Let's Fall In Love(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
o.   Star Dust(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Paul Desmond
p.   What Is This Thing Called Love(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
q.   You Go To My Head(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
r.   Back Home Again In Indiana(James F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
s.   I Hear A Rhapsody(George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
t.   September In The Rain(Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
u.   Lover, Come Back To Me(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Richard "Dick" Collins
v.   Salad(William O. Smith) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
w.   Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra(Darius Milhaud) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
x.   Prelude, Fugue I, Fugue II(Dave Van Kriedt) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
y.   Playland-At-The-Beach(David "Dave" Brubeck) / arr: Dave Brubeck
z.   Histoire du boy scout(William O. Smith) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
aa.   Jeepers Creepers(Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer)
ab.   Deep Purple(Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose)
ac.   Just You, Just Me(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
All titles unissued.  

Richard "Dick" Collins (t) on j-ac; Bill [William O.] Smith (cl) on j-ac; Paul Desmond (as) on j-ac; Dave Van Kriedt (ts) on j-ac; Robert "Bob" Collins (tb) on j-ac.

This was a benefit jazz concert for the World Students' Service Fund. The program was as follows:
Part I - Dave Brubeck Trio (a. - i.)
Part II - Arrangements with inprovised solos (j. - v.)
- Intermission -
Compositions (w. - y.)
Improvisations (z. - ac.)
w. was a transcription of an orchestra piece for the Octet. The last part probably was a jam session of all players.


 

Date: June 1950
Location: probably Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, d, bgo), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b)

a. 6031 'S Wonderful - 2:42(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Fantasy 78 10"508 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45508-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
b. 6034 Sweet Georgia Brown - 2:42(Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
Fantasy 78 10"507 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vogue 78 10"V.2096 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45507-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
c. 6037 Undecided - 2:27(Charlie Shavers, Sydney Robin)
Fantasy 78 10"506 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45506-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Columbia Legacy CDC4K 52945 — Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
d. 6041 September Song - 3:25(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
Fantasy 78 10"507 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vogue 78 10"V.2096 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45507-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
e. 6045 Spring Is Here - 2:26(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Fantasy 78 10"508 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45508-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vocalion EP 7"EPV 1275 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
f. 6048 That Old Black Magic - 2:36(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy 78 10"506 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45506-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-2 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (vib) on a-d, (d) on a-d, (bgo) on e-f.


 

Date: July 1950
Location: KNBC Radio Station, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Richard "Dick" Collins (t), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl, bar), Paul Desmond (as), Dave Van Kriedt (ts), Robert "Bob" Collins (tb), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d)

a. 7013 Love Walked In - 2:45(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"509 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45509-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
b. 7021 IPCA - 2:45(William O. Smith) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
Fantasy 78 10"512 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45512-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
c. 7027 What Is This Thing Called Love - 2:40(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
Fantasy 78 10"510 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45510-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
d. 7031 The Way You Look Tonight - 2:05(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Dave Brubeck
Fantasy 78 10"509 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45509-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
Columbia Legacy CDC4K 52945 — Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
e. 7036 September In The Rain - 2:55(Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"510 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45510-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
f. 7042 Prelude - 2:15(Dave Van Kriedt) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"511 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45511-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
g. 7047 Fugue On Bop Themes - 2:45(Dave Van Kriedt) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"511 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45511-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
h. 7052 Let's Fall In Love - 2:22(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"512 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45512-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-3 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 12"3-239 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 12"8094 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OCD-101 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"0902 044 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"411 40.5 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-101-2 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Definitive CDDRCD 11234 — The Complete Octet Sessions

b. is based on "Back Home From Indiana" and listed as "Indiana" on some issues.


 

Date: October 1950
Location: probably Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, d, bgo), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b)

a. 10004 I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 2:32(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Fantasy 78 10"514 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45514-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
b. 10010 Just Squeeze Me - 3:44(Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines)
Fantasy 78 10"515 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45515-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
c. 10020 Too Marvelous For Words - 3:07(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy 78 10"516 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45516-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
d. 10026 How High The Moon - 3:02(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
Fantasy 78 10"515 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45515-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
e. 10041 Heart And Soul - 2:17(Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)
Fantasy 78 10"516 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45516-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-4 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (vib) on b-d, (d) on a, (bgo) on e.

Track b is misidentified as Squeeze Me by Fats Waller & Clarence Williams on all issues - the tune played clearly is the Ellington composition.


 

Date: November 1950
Location: probably Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d, bgo)

a. 11010 Always - 2:47(Irving Berlin)
Fantasy 78 10"514 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45514-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
b. 11015 Avalon - 2:08(Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva)
Fantasy 78 10"513 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45513-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"3-372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4528 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits From The Fantasy Years 1949-1954
c. 11036 Perfidia - 2:18(Alberto Dominguez, Milton Leeds)
Fantasy 78 10"513 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45513-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vocalion EP 7"EPV 1275 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-4 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (d) on a-b, (bgo) on c.


Edited by mikeweil

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Thanks for making your discographical work available on this board, Mike!

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The unissued 30 April 1950 session at Mills College is a tremendous find. Hopefully a tape will show up. As a long-time Brubeck collector I would love to have a CD of this session. 

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29 minutes ago, Stonewall15 said:

The unissued 30 April 1950 session at Mills College is a tremendous find. Hopefully a tape will show up. As a long-time Brubeck collector I would love to have a CD of this session. 

I doubt there is a tape. See James Harrod's blog for details: http://jazzwestcoastresearch.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-dave-brubeck-trio-fantasy-records.html

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