Gone with the Wind (album)

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Gone with the Wind
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Studio album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Released 1959
Recorded Apr 22 & 23, 1959
Genre Jazz
Length 40:06
Label Columbia
The Dave Brubeck Quartet chronology
Jazz Impressions of Eurasia
(1958)Jazz Impressions of Eurasia1958
Gone with the Wind
Time Out
(1959)Time Out1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (neutral) [1]
The Miami News (favorable) [2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]

Gone with the Wind is a jazz album released by The Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959 on Columbia CL 1347 (monophonic) and CS 8156 (Stereo).[4]

The origin of the album came out of the Quartet's desire to create an album of original music using unusual meters they discovered abroad such as in traditional Turkish folk music, which eventually became Time Out. However, the label executives insisted that the band first create a more conventional album to cover the risk of their preferred concept.[5]

The album was recorded in Los Angeles, California on April 22 and 23, 1959.[6] This is a concept album paying tribute to the State of Georgia.[1] For this album, the quartet members picked personal favorites. Eugene Wright selected "Ol' Man River". "Short'nin Bread" was a pick of Joe Morello. Favored by Paul Desmond were "Lonesome Road" and "Basin Street" with Dave Brubeck choosing "Georgia on my Mind" along with "Swanee River."[7] The album has received such reviews as "All... you would expect from Dave Brubeck",[2] the "most swinging" album recorded up to that point,[7] and as one of the "classic" Dave Brubeck Quartet lineup's lesser efforts.[1] By contrast, Time Out was highly successful and eventually hailed as a landmark achievement in the genre.[8]

Personnel [6][edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Swanee River" Stephen Foster 5:55
2. "The Lonesome Road" Gene Austin, Nat Shilkret 7:35
3. "Georgia on My Mind" Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell 6:36
4. "Camptown Races" Stephen Foster 1:59
5. "Camptown Races" (Alternate take) Stephen Foster 2:09
6. "Short'nin' Bread" James Whitcomb Riley 2:29
7. "Basin Street Blues" Spencer Williams 4:33
8. "Ol' Man River" Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern 2:28
9. "Gone with the Wind" Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel 6:22


  1. ^ a b c Barbrick, Greg (12 August 2010). "Music Review: Dave Brubeck - Original Album Classics Box Set". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Moeser, Bill (31 January 1960). "Records: Jazz". The Miami News. p. 16. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  3. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r153354
  4. ^ Neely, Tim (2000). Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide. Krause Publications. pp. 61, 62. ISBN 0-87341-384-9. 
  5. ^ Kaplan, Fred (2009). 1959: The Year that Changed Everything. John Wiley & Sons. p. 131. 
  6. ^ a b "Dave Brubeck Catalog". Jazz Discography Project. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Hall, Fred (1996). It's About Time: The Dave Brubeck Story. University of Arkansas Press. p. 62. ISBN 9781610752107. 
  8. ^ Kaplan (2009). 1959. p. 132.