Album of the Day
All the Things We Are
With a career that stretched back to the early 1950s and included the iconic TIME OUT for Columbia, Dave Brubeck may have seemed an elder statesman of jazz when ALL THE THINGS WE ARE was released, but the 1976 Atlantic album showed the pianist had an adventurous streak that went beyond innovative time signatures. Cut over two sessions a couple of years earlier, the set pairs Brubeck's trio with alto saxophonists Lee Konitz and Anthony Braxton; the latter in particular adds an avant-garde edge to the proceedings. Along with Dave's original “In Your Own Sweet Way,” the track list dives deep into the great American songbook, and an outstanding 20-minute Jimmy Van Heusen medley is one of the highlights. Dave Brubeck was born on this day in 1920, and we'll give the underrated ALL THE THINGS WE ARE another spin in honor of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement winner.