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Jazz at the College Of The Pacific

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Label: Fantasy
Year: 1953
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes


1. All the Things You Are
2. Laura
3. Lullaby in Rhythm
4. I'll Never Smile Again
5. I Remember You
6. For All We Know


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Joe Dodge (drums)
Ron Crotty (bass)


1. Recorded and released in December 1953, on Fantasy Records as F 3223.

The cover was designed by Ed Colker and drawn by Arnold Roth. Critic Nat Hentoff wrote in Down Beat magazine that the album "ranks with the Oberlin and Storyville sets as the best of Brubeck on record".

2. A second CD from the concert "Jazz at the College of the Pacific, Volume 2" was released in 2002.


All Music Guide Review copyright

This CD brings back a near-classic (one of many from this period) by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Drummer Joe Dodge had just joined the group and he joins with bassist Ron Crotty in laying down a solid and subtle foundation. However the real action takes place up front with pianist Dave Brubeck and altoist Paul Desmond. Their individual solos are full of creative ideas on six standards (most memorable are "All The Things You Are," "Laura" and "I'll Never Smile Again") and their interaction and tradeoffs are timeless. Recommended.

Scott Yanow

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