Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond - Easy Living (1966) {Featuring Jim Hall, RCAVICTOR Gold Series 74321747962 rel 2000}

Paul Desmond - Easy Living (1966) {Featuring Jim Hall, RCAVICTOR Gold Series 74321747962 rel 2000}
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© 1966, 2000 RCAVictor / BMG France | RCAVICTOR Gold Series | 74321747962
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone / Guitar

As the Paul Desmond/Jim Hall quartet's recording activities gradually came to a halt by 1965, RCA Victor assembled the remains of a number of their later sessions into one last album, adding two outtakes, "All Through the Night" and "Rude Old Man," when the album was transferred to CD in 1990. These are, however, anything but leftovers; indeed, they constitute the best Desmond/Hall album since Take Ten, more varied in texture and mood and by and large more inspired in solo content than Bossa Antigua and Glad to Be Unhappy. As a near-ideal example of this collaboration at its intuitive peak, "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" opens with Hall paraphrasing the tune, and Desmond comes in on the bridge with a perfectly timed rejoinder that sounds as if he's asking a question.

Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by leonardo78 at July 13, 2017
Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond

Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond by Doug Ramsey
2005 | ISBN: 0961726679 | 372 pages | EPUB | 8,35 MB

"… attractive combination of affection and candor… A serious, thoughtful book, as lucidly written as a first-class literary biography…" – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

"A major piece of jazz scholarship, the book cuts no corners." – Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

"Every jazz musician should be lucky enough to get a biography as thoroughly researched and luxuriously produced." – Paul deBarros, Seattle Times
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957) Repost

Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 648 | ~ 131 or 108 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 21 Mb
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz

Three years after Gerry Mulligan initially sat in with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the baritone saxophonist arrived at a point where he could perform alongside Brubeck's alto saxophonist, Paul Desmond, for this much anticipated session. When legal issues, wranglings with producer Norman Granz, and the question of which record label would subsidize and release this album were resolved, the two saxophonists went ahead to produce a delightful program of standards and originals where their more playful sides could fully blossom…

Paul Desmond - Summertime (1968/2004)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 9, 2016
Paul Desmond - Summertime (1968/2004)

Paul Desmond - Summertime (1968/2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Covers | 40:39 min | 253 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Label: AM Records (#SP-3015)

In the midst of lolling away his time in semi-retirement after the Dave Brubeck Quartet broke up in 1967, Paul Desmond allowed himself to be lured back into the recording studio by producer Creed Taylor, who knew exactly what to do with his idle, but by no means spent, alto player. The result is a beautifully produced, eclectic album of music that revives Desmond's "bossa antigua" idea and sends it in different directions, directly toward Brazil and various Caribbean regions, as well as back to the jazzy States.

Paul Desmond - Music and Lights: Bossa Nova Only! (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 16, 2015
Paul Desmond - Music and Lights: Bossa Nova Only! (2015)

Paul Desmond - Music and Lights: Bossa Nova Only! (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 85:32 min | 201 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Nagel Heyer Records

Paul Desmond is widely recognized for his genius as a melodic improviser and as the benchmark of cool jazz sax players. His warm, elegant tone was one that he admittedly tried to make sound like a dry martini. He and Art Pepper were virtually the only alto players of their generation not directly influenced by Charlie Parker. Desmond was influenced by Lester Young, but took it further, into melodic and harmonic worlds never before traveled by reedmen — especially in the upper registers. Desmond is best known for his years with the Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959-1967) and his well-known composition "Take Five." He met Brubeck in the late '40s and played with his Octet.

Paul Desmond - Take Five: The Best Of Cool Saxophone (2004)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 22, 2015
Paul Desmond - Take Five: The Best Of Cool Saxophone (2004)

Paul Desmond - Take Five: The Best Of Cool Saxophone (2004)
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Genre: Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz | Label: Some Wax | Cat.№: SW280-2

Take Five: The Best Of Cool Saxophone of Paul Desmond (Paul Emil Breitenfeld) is the story of a jazz artist who transcended genres to establish one of the most immediately recognizable sounds in all of music. Desmond is simply delightful, he’s so lyrical and his lines are so imaginative.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Paul Desmond - Take Five Live (1990)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Paul Desmond - Take Five Live (1990)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 82 MB
Genre: jazz

Take Five Live is a 1990 bootleg CD of The Dave Bruback Quartet recorded at JF Juan Les Pins, Antibes, France on 22 July, 1967. The quartet consists of Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello, and Gene Wright.
Paul Desmond - The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) [6CD BoxSet] {RCA}

Paul Desmond - The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) [6CD BoxSet] {RCA}
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© 2011 RCA / Legacy / Sony Music | 88697939412
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone

The most complete package to date of Paul Desmond's RCA works. 6-CD set with all six original albums he cut for the RCA inprint (five of the six albums feature melodic guitar giant Jim Hall, the ideal musical partner for Desmond). All come in nice mini-LP replica sleeves reproducing original cover art, including 24 bonus tracks, and a comprenhensive booklet with full discographical details, rare in-studio photos and liner notes by Grammy-winning box producer Richard Seidel.
Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Remastered 2012]

Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Remastered 2012]
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Genre ~ Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Phoenix Records
Paul Desmond - The Complete Paul Desmond RCA Victor Recordings ft. Jim Hall (1997) [5CD BoxSet] {BMG}

Paul Desmond - The Complete Paul Desmond RCA Victor Recordings ft. Jim Hall (1997) [5CD BoxSet] {BMG}
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© 1997 BMG / RCA Victor | 09026 68687-2
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone

THE COMPLETE RCA VICTOR RECORDINGS includes the five solo albums Desmond released on RCA's Bluebird imprint in the early 1960s: DESMOND BLUE, TAKE TEN, GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY, BOSSA ANTIGUA and EASY LIVING. Between 1962 and 1964 Paul Desmond , Dave Brubeck's alto saxophonist (and composer of "Take Five"), recorded five remarkable albums for RCA with guitarist Jim Hall. (Listeners might recall that the inimitable Hall also recorded with Sonny Rollins for RCA during the same period.) Luckily, RCA has seen fit to reissue the Desmond-Hall sessions in an attractive 5-CD box. Of these, only the first session, DESMOND BLUE, was arranged for strings. Otherwise it's just Desmond and Hall, a few good bass players and the great MJQ drummer Connie Kay, whom Desmond long revered for his subtle touch.