The Jazz Show Episode February 16, 2015

Broadcast on 16-Feb-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Pianist and Jazz Icon: Dave Brubeck: "Jazz Goes To College"

The Jazz Feature tonight is Dave Brubeck's first Columbia recording and it's called "Jazz Goes To College". It was recorded in early 1954 during a tour of Midwestern colleges and it marks an early peak for Brubeck. They had arrived! Critical and audience recognition and that same year Brubeck on the cover of Time Magazine. All of this before the advent of "Take Five" and other major hits. The Quartet with Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Bob Bates on bass and Joe Dodge on drums and of course Brubeck on piano explore mostly standard tunes before a worshipful college audience anxious to escape the mindless pap that was pop music of the 50s and before the arrival of Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry etc. Only two originals are on the set both Brubeck/Desmond collaborations......the blues "Balcony Rock" and the mid eastern flavoured "Le Souk". This stuff is superb and well recorded. No wonder it became a best seller! Brubeck and Desmond....an unbeatable combination!

Track Listing:

Balcony Rock
Dave Brubeck · Jazz Goes To College
Out of Nowhere
Dave Brubeck · Jazz Goes to College
Le Souk
Dave Brubeck · Jazz Goes To College
Take The 'A" Train
Dave Brubeck · Jazz Goes To College
The Song is You
Dave Brubeck · Jazz Goes to College
Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Dave Brubeck · Jazz Goes To College
I Want To Be Happy
Dave Brubeck · Jazz Goes To College
Vincent Part 1
Dale Hillary · Vincent Van Gogh Suite
Vincent Part 2
Dale Hillary · Vincent Van Gogh Suite
Do Nothin'
Joe Coughlin · Things Turn Out That Day
It's A Jungle Out there
Joe Coughlin · Things Turn Out That Way
Things Turn Out That Way
Joe Coughlin · Things Turn Out That Way
Fire Down There.
Randy Weston · Get Happy
St. Thomas
Sonny Rollins · Saxophone Colossus
St. Thomas
Sonny Rollins · Sonny in Sweden
Driva' Man.
Max Roach · The Freedom Now Suite
Freedom Day
Max Roach · The Freedom Now Suite
Garvey's Ghost
Max Roach · Percussion Bitter Sweet
Mendacity.
Max Roach · Percussion Bitter Sweet
Subconscious-Lee.
Lee Konitz · Jazz At Storyville.
Sound-Lee
Lee Konitz · Jazz At Storyville