This album is unquestionably one of Brubeck's best. This album should be included in every music-lover's collection because it appeals immensely to jazz, classical, and pop listeners. The interplay between the pianist-leader and altoist Paul Desmond on "Perdido" borders on the miraculous, and their renditions of "The Way You Look Tonight", "How High The Moon" and "Stardust" are quite memorable. The interplay between the rhythm section, Ron Crotty on bass and Lloyd Davis on drums and the beautiful tone of Paul Desmond gives you chills. The live atmosphere is terrific and the audience, mostly music students, are very appreciative of the solos. It's Brubeck & Desmond at their best.
- 180g Vinyl LP
- Made in the E.U.
|Paul Desmond||alto saxophone|
- These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
- The Way You Look Tonight
- How High The Moon
- Tea For Two (Bonus Track)
A1-A3, B1-B2: Live, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, March 2, 1953
Bonus Track: Live, Storyville Club, Boston, Massachusetts, February 1953