Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz At The College Of The Pacific on LP
Nine months after their success at Oberlin, the Dave Brubeck Quartet appeared in concert at the College of the Pacific in December 1953. It was a homecoming for Brubeck, a graduate of the Stockton, California school where his musical talent first began to bloom, and the reception was enthusiastic. The importance of the Quartet (here rounded out by Paul Desmond, Ron Crotty and Joe Dodge), established the viability of jazz attractions in the college market and brought a whole generation of students into the jazz fold. As this music shows, they didn't do it by pandering to their audience. They were clearly involved and committed, and the interaction between Brubeck and Desmond, and the altoist's gentle humor and melodic grace, contrasting with the leader's intensity, could be captivating. Here, they are off and running, on the fast track to fame.
Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz At The College Of The Pacific Track Listing:
1. I'll Never Smile Again
3. Lullaby In Rhythm
4. For All We Know
5. All The Things You Are