Jazz at the
     College of the Pacific   

            Recording Date: 
                December 14, 1953

                Dave Brubeck P 
                Ron Crotty      B
                Paul Desmond AS 
                Joe Dodge      D 


Review by Scott Yanow
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.

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