Dave Brubeck Quartet
Essen (Gruga Halle), Germany
November 1961

The Dave Brubeck Quartet at the "Gruga Halle", Essen, Germany, November 1961.

From two German radio broadcasts (TT about 70 min) taped by an old friend of mine back in 1961 in the Netherlands. Monaural, no hi-fi, but pretty good; remember: no cable etc. in those days, and radio signals could become distorted by e.g. mopeds passing by in the street!

Back then we grew up in the same neighbourhood in a city close to the German border. Some 15 years or so ago I borrowed this tape from him and made a perfect copy of it.

Don't think this has ever been re-broadcast or has surfaced anywhere in any form! If it's been here on Dime before, please let me know!
(In a trade, I once got a copy of a Dave Brubeck concert from the same venue - presumably originated from Dime - but from the year before: April 2, 1960.)


Paul Desmond (as), Dave Brubeck (p), Gene Wright (b), Joe Morello (d).

Track list:
01 Quartet Introduction
02 These Foolish Things
03 Brandenburg Gate
04 Out Of Nowhere
05 I'm In A Dancing Mood
06 It's A Raggy Waltz
07 Waltz Limp
08 Take The "A" Train
09 Nomad
10 The Wright Groove

Radio (rediffusion) > master tape > tape > recording, tracking and editing wav file in Audacity > CD-R > Wav > TLH (Flac 8, align on sector boundaries)

Audio quality:
B+/A- (pretty good!)