Song of the Days

Jazz Music Week: TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day: Dave Brubeck – In Your Own Sweet Way

 

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Adopting Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre‘s view on Jazz music, a representation of freedom and authenticity and what would be better than listening to Dave Brubeck on a fussy Monday? A blessing to be able to witness one of the most famous compositions by the maestro; In Your Own Sweet Way, written around 1952, published in 1955 and later released on July 16, 1956 on Brubeck Plays Brubeck. The same year Miles Davis recorded the standard twice — once in March with Sonny Rollins as the quintet’s saxophonist, and in May with John Coltrane and released it on his 1959’s album – Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet.


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Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and Max Roach, 1956.

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Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and John Coltrane in 1958.


In 1960, Wes Montgomery covered and featured the standard as the 6th track on his fourth album The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery.


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Later in 1963, Clare Fischer recorded a solo piano version which was featured on his album Easy Livin’ released in 1966 as a limited edition and reissued in 1968 again. Bill Evans included the standard on the live album Time Remembered’s 1999 cd track list. Many other artists have covered the jazz standard since its publication. An absolute chef d’oeuvre and we are gratified for its existence. In Your Own Sweet Way is being featured as the song of the day for this whole week and getting all 35 conifer cones. Listen below.


 

 

 

 

 


It was Iola Whitlock, Dave Brubeck’s wife, for whom the track was written(:

 

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