Recorded at various Mid-Western US universities and released originally in 1954 (Brubeck’s first album for Columbia, which would prove to be a long and fruitful relationship), Jazz Goes To College is a landmark live recording that features the Quartet at their lively, improvisational best. Paul Desmond, Brubeck’s longtime bandmate on the alto sax, is especially strong and the whole group’s unparalleled improvisational talent is the most evident on album opener, “Balcony Rock”. An absolute ‘50s jazz classic. Includes original liner notes. 180 gram LP.