Desmond Blue [RCA Bonus Tracks]

Desmond Blue [RCA Bonus Tracks]

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by Paul Desmond
     
 

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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 "MySee more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972462820
catalogNumber:
724628
Rank:
28115

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Desmond   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Phil Bodner   Woodwind
Jim Hall   Guitar
Bob Prince   Conductor
Stan Webb   Woodwind
Connie Kay   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
Gloria Agostini   Harp
Seymour Barab   Cello
Alfred Breuning   Violin
Alfred Brown   Viola
Gene Cherico   Bass
Harold Coletta   Viola
Alex Cores   Violin
Bernard Eichen   Violin
Arnold Eidus   Violin
Burt Fisch   Viola
Harry Glickman   Violin
Emanuel Green   Violin
Milt Hinton   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Leo Kahn   Violin
Leo Kruczek   Violin
Charles Libove   Violin
George Marge   Woodwind
Charles McCracken   Cello
Tony Miranda   French Horn
Marvin Morgenstern   Violin
George Ockner   Violin
Romeo Penque   Woodwind
Matthew Raimondi   Violin
Phil Ramone   Violin
Aaron Rosand   Violin
Rudnitsky   Violin
Harvey Shapiro   Cello
Alan Shulman   Cello
Harry Zaratzian   Viola
Anahid Ajemian   Violin
Eugene Bianco   Harp
Paul Winter Consort   Violin
Richman   French Horn
Bobby Thomas   Drums
Maurice Wilk   Violin
Robert Doty   Woodwind
Julius Shaier   Viola
Berl Senofsky   Violin

Technical Credits

Bob Prince   Arranger
George Avakian   Producer,Liner Notes
Barry Feldman   Reissue Producer
Ray Hall   Engineer
Doug Ramsey   Liner Notes
Michael O. Drexler   Mastering

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