Desmond Blue (Bluebird First Editions Series)
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Paul Desmond's sessions away from the Dave Brubeck Quartet were always something special, and this greatly expanded reissue edition of Desmond Blue is no exception. By far the most interesting album that the alto saxophonist ever did with an orchestra, no doubt due to the choice of first-rate standards (such as "My Funny Valentine," "Body and Soul," "Ill Wind," and "Like Someone in Love") as well as conductor Bob Prince's thoughtful and never burdensome arrangements, the dependably melodious and inventive Desmond works magic in each of the seven standards and two originals heard here. This CD adds the three unreleased tracks featured in the complete box set of Desmond's RCA recordings, but also includes four more alternate takes that appear for the first time. Accompanied by the equally lyrical guitarist Jim Hall and a rhythm section that alternates between bassists Milt Hinton, George Duvivier, and Gene Cherico and drummers Connie Kay, Bobby Thomas, and Osie Johnson, this is an ideal CD to introduce newcomers to jazz without overwhelming them. Doug Ramsey's new liner notes add a very personal touch to this reissue, which should be considered an essential acquisition.
Born: 25 November 1924 in San Francisco, CA
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s
Top Albums and Songs by Paul Desmond
||From the Hot Afternoon (Alternative Take)||From the Hot Afternoon||2:37||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Martha & Romao||From the Hot Afternoon||3:05||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Catavento||From the Hot Afternoon||2:46||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Canto Latino (Latin Chant) [Alternative Take]||From the Hot Afternoon||4:01||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Faithful Brother (Alternative Take)||From the Hot Afternoon||2:49||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||From the Hot Afternoon (Alternative Take)||From the Hot Afternoon||3:56||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Catavento (Alternative Take)||From the Hot Afternoon||2:31||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Canto Latino (Latin Chant)||From the Hot Afternoon||4:25||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Crystal Illusions||From the Hot Afternoon||4:41||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Gira Girou (Round n' Round) [Alternative Take]||From the Hot Afternoon||4:19||0,99 €||View in iTunes|