At Wilshire Ebell
Fresh Sound Records
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Personnel: Paul Desmond (as), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron Crotty (b) & Lloyd Davis (d).
Tracks: 1. I’ll Never Smile Again, 2. Let’s Fall In Love, 3. Stardust, 4. All The Things You Are, 5. Why Do I Love, 6. Too Marvelous For Words. Bonus Tracks: 7. Blue Moon, 8. Jeepers Creepers, 9. My Heart Stood Still.
Recording dates: (Tracks #1-6) July 20, Wilshire Ebell, Los Angeles. (Tracks #7-9) February, 1953, Surf Club, Los Angeles. (Tracks #10) September 1953, Black Hawk, San Francisco. (Track #11) December 1953, Bill Bates’ home studio, Los Angeles. All were originally recorded for the Fantasy label.
The show set (tracks #1-6) achieved high artistic standards mainly thanks to the college students (UCLA) who were aiming to bring good jazz groups to the creative atmosphere of the concert stage. The event was recorded by Dick Bock, and appears now for the first time on CD.