The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond “Jazz Red Hot and Cool” Columbia Records An intimate live recording of a small club date at Basin Street in New York City in 1955. Set includes Lover, Little Girl Blue, Sometimes I’m Happy, The Duke, Indiana, and Love Walked In. This version of the quartet included Bob Bates on Bass and Joe Dodge on Drums. This is still early Brubeck, with Desmond (blurred there on the left of the cover), but before the “classic” Quartet with Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on Drums in 1958. (That is the group that played on “Time Out” and the classic sixties “time signature” series of popular Brubeck releases. Perhaps the last, big sellers in the genre prior to Motown and The Beatles invasion which knocked so many brilliant, jazz musicians to the sidelines of popular culture.) On a personal note, I pulled this out of my stepfather’s collection at twelve, so the cover is burned in my memory. Once – perhaps still – you could find this cover in 9 out of 10 dollar bins.