Dave Brubeck Quartet


Jazz At The College Of The Pacific

  • Release Date: 02 Sep 2014
  • OJC-047

This set is a near-classic, one of many from this period, by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Drummer Joe Dodge had just joined the group, and he works with bassist Ron Crotty in laying down a solid and subtle foundation. The real action, however, 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" … MORE


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Of all the kingpins of West Coast jazz, Dave Brubeck forged the most enduring and successful career, both as pianist and composer. Due to its creative ideas, the Dave Brubeck Quartet (with Paul Desmond, Ron Crotty, and Joe Dodge) was a major hit by 1952. They signed with Columbia the following year, Brubeck appeared on the cover of Time magazine, and the quartet continued growing in popularity. In 1959, with the release of Time Out, which included the original versions of “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo à la Turk,” everyone knew who Dave Brubeck was.