The Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz At Oberlin
• Jazz at Oberlin was recorded in the Finney Chapel at Oberlin College in March 1953. It is known as one of the early works in the “cool jazz” stream of jazz by departing from bebop and even hinting at free-jazz piano techniques. It is also credited as the performance that pushed Oberlin and other colleges to legitimize jazz as a serious area of musical and intellectual study.
• As well as Dave Brubeck (piano) the album also features Paul Desmond (alto sax), Lloyd Davis (drums) and Ron Cotty (bass).
• This 180-gram reissue was cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, and comes packaged in a tip-on jacket with Obi.
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