Selection of work by one of the only household names in jazz. Covers his work from the late 40s through to the mid-50s when Brubeck was one of the most visible musicians in jazz Dave Brubeck has long served as proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together. Although critics who had championed him when he was unknown seemed to scorn him when the Dave Brubeck Quartet became a surprise success, in reality Brubeck never watered down or altered his music in order to gain a wide audience. Dave Brubeck remains one of the few household names in jazz. This 4CD set contains his work from the late '40s through to the mid '50s, and covers both extremes of his popularity - from his beginnings as an unknown musician through to his appearance on the front cover of Time magazine in 1954.