Dave Brubeck Quartet’s ‘Jazz at the College of the Pacific’ is a live album recorded on December 14, 1953 and released in December 1953 by Fantasy Records.
Track Listing : 1.All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 09:12 . 2.Laura (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) – 03:12 . 3.Lullaby In Rhythm (Walter Hirsch, Benny Goodman) – 07:25 . 4.I’Ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) – 05:28 . 5.I Remember You (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer) – 09:12 . 6.For All We Know (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) – 05:52
Musicians : Paul Desmond – Alto Saxophone . Joe Dodge – Drums . Ron Crotty – Bass . The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Band
Recorded On December 14, 1953 At College Of The Pacific, Stockton.
Released In December 1953 By Fantasy Records.
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You won’t find “Take Five” on this disc, but then again, you won’t miss it. Out of the many Brubeck discs that have been issued and reissued over the years, Jazz At The College Of The Pacific is one of the bestand captures Brubeck as he really began to find the musical balance that would make him a legend for years to come. […]