At Carnegie Hall (Dave Brubeck Quartet Album)
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At Carnegie Hall Dave Brubeck Quartet Album
At Carnegie Hall
Live album by
RecordedFebruary 22, 1963
ProducerTeo Macero
The Dave Brubeck Quartet chronology
Brandenburg Gate: Revisited
At Carnegie Hall
Time Changes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3.5/4 stars [2]

At Carnegie Hall is a jazz live album by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It was recorded at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City on Friday, February 22, 1963. Critic Thom Jurek described it as "one of the great live jazz albums of the 1960s".[1] Critic Jim Santella wrote, "This is timeless music from a classic ensemble. Goosebumps are guaranteed."[3]

Ironically, original expectations for the concert were low. Not only was drummer Joe Morello recovering from a case of the flu at the time, but New York had been suffering from a newspaper strike, and the group was worried that the attendance would be sparse. The worries were groundless: the hall was full.

The original LP cut the ending of "Castillian Drums" by one beat; the missing beat has been restored on the CD reissue. Also, some of Brubeck's announcements (and Macero's introduction) from the stage were replaced (possibly because they were clearer in sound), but the originals remain on the reissue. The liner notes (by George Simon, jazz critic for the New York Herald Tribune) include extensive comments by Brubeck on each selection.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Dave Brubeck; except where indicated

Side 1

  1. "St. Louis Blues" (W. C. Handy) - 11:52
  2. "Bossa Nova U.S.A." - 7:21
  3. "For All We Know" (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) - 9:38

Side 2

  1. "Pennies from Heaven" (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke) - 10:15
  2. "Southern Scene (Briar Bush)" - 7:12
  3. "Three to Get Ready" - 6:40

Side 3

  1. "Eleven-Four" (Paul Desmond) - 3:44
  2. "King for a Day" (Dave Brubeck, Iola Brubeck) - 6:15
  3. "Castilian Drums (Parts I and II)" - 14:14

Side 4

  1. "It's a Raggy Waltz" - 6:47
  2. "Blue Rondo à la Turk" - 12:40
  3. "Take Five" (Paul Desmond) - 7:15


  • Teo Macero - producer, liner notes
  • Peter Rachtman - concert producer
  • George T. Simon - liner notes
  • Anthony Janek, Fred Plaut, Frank Bruno - engineering


  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. At Carnegie Hall at AllMusic
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 190. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ Review in All About Jazz Archived January 31, 2005, at the Wayback Machine

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