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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 1,68 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 690 Mb
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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 With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Remastered 2012]

Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Remastered 2012]
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 270 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
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 - 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: 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.
Paul Bley / John Surman / Bill Frisell / Paul Motian - The Paul Bley Quartet (1987) {ECM 1365} [Re-Up]

Paul Bley / John Surman / Bill Frisell / Paul Motian - The Paul Bley Quartet (1987) {ECM 1365}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 282MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 144MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

This 1987 date teams the iconoclastic pianist with guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Paul Motian, and British saxophonist John Surman. While it's easy to argue that, with Manfred Eicher's icy, crystalline production, this was a stock date for both the artists and the label, that argument would be flat wrong. Bley was looking for a new lyricism in his own playing and in his compositions. He was coming from a different place than the large harmonies offered by augmented and suspended chords and writing for piano trios. The other band members – two other extremely lyrical improvisers in Surman and Frisell.
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)  

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)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 293 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 152 Mb | Scans | Time: 56:50
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.

Paul Williamson Quartet - Live (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at July 17, 2015
Paul Williamson Quartet - Live (2014)

Paul Williamson Quartet - Live (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65:53 min | 151 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazzhead

Jazz trumpeter Paul Williamson has established a pattern of producing distinctive recordings and exhibiting outstanding ensemble performances. Paul Williamson Quartet: LIVE epitomises this approach. This thrilling release is Williamson’s 9th album.