Jazz Goes to College enjoyed widespread popularity among college students in the 1950s and early 1960s. The converse can be said regarding the striking energy of "I Want to Be Happy" as the band leans in hard with a purpose and finesse that can be eloquently summed up in the final phrase as all four members seemingly draw the song to a dynamic and dramatic conclusion. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in.
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Indeed the genre gets schooled on Jazz Goes to College, a (dare say) perfect representation of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's pre-Time Out (1959) antics in the preferable concert performance setting. His lines tie Bates' prominent propulsions together with Dodge's solid backbeat and Brubeck's similarly aggressive bashing. Track 3 recorded on April 14, 1954; track 4 on March 26 of the same year; recording dates of the remainder unknown.  He was joined by alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, double bassist Bob Bates, and drummer Joe Dodge. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. , "Take the 'A' Train" has straightforward blows by Desmond and forceful interjections by Dodge.  The final phrase of "I Want to Be Happy" exemplifies the quartet's energetic performance with a dramatic conclusion. Please try again. Brubeck described encountering resistance at the colleges, some of which were reluctant to allow him to perform, but found following initial forays that the quartet was in much demand.
"The Song Is You" is a minor masterpiece as Desmond's efforts resonate his exceptional fluidity.
referencing Jazz Goes To College, LP, Album, Promo, CL 566 The only difference between this and the very similar black font reprint is the word "FREE" over the CL 556 on the left of the disc label. " Robert Christgau, writing for MSN Music, applauded Paul Desmond's contributions and said that, particularly on the album's standards, he is "at his lyrical best". If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business.  Recorded at Oberlin College, "Le Souk" features aggressive, frenetic piano by Brubeck, Bob Bates' propulsive double bass lines, and a firm backbeat by drummer Joe Dodge. "Balcony Rock" commences the platter from sides documented at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Brubeck described encountering resistance at the colleges, some of which were reluctant to allow him to perform, but found following initial forays that the quartet was in much demand.  Desmond's melodies feature Middle Eastern influences. The Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz Goes to Junior College issued in 1957 was the first ever LP I bought as a 15 year old in 1959 when my comtemporaries were listening to Doris Day and Elvis. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1998 Paper Sleeve CD release of Jazz Goes To College on Discogs. Unable to add item to List. ", 1954 live album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, "Jazz Goes to College - The Dave Brubeck Quartet", Notre Dame's highest honor goes to musician, "Dave Brubeck: Jazz Goes to College (2008)", "Jazz Goes to College - The Dave Brubeck Quartet : Credits", We're All Together Again for the First Time, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jazz_Goes_to_College&oldid=976837795, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Both this and the reprint share the Colombia "CL 566" number with the earlier first pressings.
The college tour, in which the group crossed the country visiting major universities and junior colleges, was conceived by Brubeck's wife Iola as a way to introduce jazz to a new audience. "Le Souk" hails from Oberlin College in Ohio and provides Desmond another strong vehicle.
Location of recording included in parentheses following composer. Joining Brubeck are Paul Desmond (alto sax), Bob Bates (bass), and Joe Dodge (drums), whose support of Brubeck is uniformly flawless, ultimately producing what many consider as the most memorable music in the artist's cannon. This was something very new.  The quartet's reading of "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" expands on Brubeck's bluesy piano with an austere arrangement. I can still remember from the early '50s when Jazz Goes to College came out.  It was Dave Brubeck's first album for Columbia Records.  As the quartet traveled across the country, he told the Jazz Education Journal, they would play as many as 90 colleges in a four-month period. The heavily improvised tune is formed on an eight-bar blues as Desmond steers the combo via his inspired and lyrical leads. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Jazz had moved into higher education. As the quartet traveled across the country, he told the Jazz Education Journal, they would play as many as 90 colleges in a fo