Complete Paul Desmond Quartet

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 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
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.

Gerry Mulligan Paul Desmond - Quartet (1957)  Music

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  Music

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 - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)

Paul Desmond - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 209 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517613546)

Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water was the hottest album in the land in 1970, and Paul Simon's tunes from that and their earlier albums unexpectedly find a congenial advocate in Paul Desmond. Against the odds as determined by bopsters, Desmond finds something beautiful, wistful, and/or sly to say in each of these ten tunes, backed by Herbie Hancock's Rhodes electric piano and a set of ravishing, occasionally overstated (as in "America") orchestrations by Don Sebesky. "The 59th Street Bridge Song" is given a jaunty, carefree rendition, adapting quite well to a jazz treatment (after all, Desmond's old teammate in the Brubeck quartet Joe Morello played drums on S&G's original record) and Desmond even does some cascading overdubs on his solo part…
Paul Desmond - Pure Desmond (1974) {CTI Masterworks Jazz 88697 80378 2 rel 2011}

Paul Desmond - Pure Desmond (1974) {CTI Masterworks Jazz 88697 80378 2 rel 2011}
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© 1974, 2011 CTI / Sony Music / Masterworks Jazz | 88697 80378 2
Jazz / Cool / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

With the Skylark "experiment" behind him, Paul Desmond reverted back to the relaxed quartet format that suited him well in the past. The reason? Through Jim Hall, he found a little-known, splendid guitarist in Toronto named Ed Bickert who became his new gigmate in 1974, and this album was meant to show his discovery off. In fact, it sparked a Desmond renaissance where he regained a good deal of the witty spark and erudite cool of his collaborations with Hall, no matter how unfashionable it was to play this way in 1974.

Dave Brubeck Featuring Paul Desmond - St. Louis Blues (2003)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 27, 2017
Dave Brubeck Featuring Paul Desmond - St. Louis Blues (2003)

Dave Brubeck Featuring Paul Desmond - St. Louis Blues (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 241.46 Mb + 17.48 Mb (Scans) | 53:06
Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Jazz Selection (DB-7424)

David Warren Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.
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.