17 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the summer of 1962, innovative cool jazz composer Dave Brubeck and beloved vocalist Tony Bennett were invited to perform at the White House Seminar American Jazz Concert. Aside from the previously released Brubeck-Bennett collaboration “That Old Black Magic,” the results have been unavailable for public consumption until now. Brubeck leads his quartet, featuring his musical foil Paul Desmond on alto sax, through crowd-pleasers like “Take Five.” Bennett and his band then take the spotlight, offering renditions of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and other signature tunes. Yet the real highlight comes at the concert's close, as Brubeck and Bennett hit the stage together to perform four playful, off-the-cuff numbers.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the summer of 1962, innovative cool jazz composer Dave Brubeck and beloved vocalist Tony Bennett were invited to perform at the White House Seminar American Jazz Concert. Aside from the previously released Brubeck-Bennett collaboration “That Old Black Magic,” the results have been unavailable for public consumption until now. Brubeck leads his quartet, featuring his musical foil Paul Desmond on alto sax, through crowd-pleasers like “Take Five.” Bennett and his band then take the spotlight, offering renditions of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and other signature tunes. Yet the real highlight comes at the concert's close, as Brubeck and Bennett hit the stage together to perform four playful, off-the-cuff numbers.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Chuck Thegze ,

worth it

This mini concert is not long, but Tony Bennett's version of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" is the best I've heard, and much better than the single version. Terrific. Moving, too.

JazzReview ,

Timeless

This historic White House recording has surprisingly wonderful fidelity, an auditory celebration of the late Brubeck at his heights and the now legendary Bennett ascending. Both deliver performance greats. A must have for fans of both!

Scafonas ,

Wonderful

Tony sounds crystal clear and Dave and his group "put out" super vibes with their great music. A great addition to one's musical collection.

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