Complete Paul Desmond Quartet

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.

Paul Desmond Quartet - Like Someone in Love (1975)  Music

Posted by intothe at Dec. 18, 2009
Paul Desmond Quartet - Like Someone in Love (1975)

Paul Desmond Quartet - Like Someone in Love (1975)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) + MP3 (320K/s) | 332 + 146 MB
Telarc Jazz (1992) | 61:18 | RAR with 5% recovery | full scans
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

Gerry Mulligan Paul Desmond - Quartet (1957)  

Posted by dantzig65 at Aug. 21, 2010
Gerry Mulligan Paul Desmond - Quartet (1957)

Gerry Mulligan Paul Desmond - Quartet (1957)
EAC rip | FLAC (tracks, LOG, CUE) | 387 MB | Covers
Jazz | 1993 Verve 314519850-2

This is the first recorded collaboration of baritone saxophone great Gerry Mulligan and the witty alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. Despite hardly any preparation for these recording sessions, the two men complement one another's playing beautifully, as both of them were highly melodic improvisers.

Paul Desmond Quartet: Featuring Don Elliott  

Posted by zerumuga at Dec. 15, 2007
Paul Desmond Quartet: Featuring Don Elliott

Paul Desmond Quartet featuring Don Elliott
Jazz | 1954 | MP3 320Kbps | 95 MB | Time 40:03 | Front Cover | Covers

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.

Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - 1975: The Duets (2002)  

Posted by Oceandrop at Dec. 14, 2011
Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - 1975: The Duets (2002)

Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - 1975: The Duets (2002)
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Audio CD (2002) | Label: Verve/A&M | Catalog# 394-915-2 | 37:38 min.

Although Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond made many rewarding recordings together, this was their only duo album; it was inspired by several duo performances on board a cruise ship. Their magical ESP is evident from start to finish. Brubeck's lyricism throughout these sessions will surprise critics who label him as "bombastic," while Desmond, known for his pure dry-toned alto sax, throws a few curves to his longtime fans.
Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue (1962) [Remastered 2002] {REPOST}

Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue (1962) [Remastered 2002] {REPOST}
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Genre ~ Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Bluebird Records
Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - Buried Treasures: Recorded Live in Mexico City (1967) [Remastered 1998] {REPOST}

Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - Buried Treasures: Recorded Live in Mexico City (1967) [Remastered 1998] {REPOST}
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Genre ~ Cool, West Coast Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label ~ Sony Records
Paul Smith Quartet - Softly, Baby (1957) {2011 Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series 24bit}

Paul Smith Quartet - Softly, Baby (1957) {2011 Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series 24bit}
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© 1957, 2011 Capitol / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50212 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano

A great Capitol moment from pianist Paul Smith – an artist who really cut some of his best material ever for the label ! The Smith sound is at the height of its powers here in the late 50s — kind of a blend of jazz and more easy-going pianistic modes — often stretched out with lots of flourishes by Smith on the keys, but never the too-flowery styles used by some of his contemporaries ! Instead, Paul keeps things nice and lean — always enough to be plenty swinging in all the right moments — with quartet help from Barney Kessel on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Stan Levey on drums.