Complete RCA Albums Collection

The Complete RCA Albums Collection

by Paul Desmond
The six-disc Paul Desmond anthology The Complete RCA Albums Collection brings together all of the saxophonist's albums for RCA. Included here are 1962's Two of a Mind, 1962's Desmond Blue, 1963's Take Ten, 1964's Bossa Antigua, 1964's Glad to Be


The six-disc Paul Desmond anthology The Complete RCA Albums Collection brings together all of the saxophonist's albums for RCA. Included here are 1962's Two of a Mind, 1962's Desmond Blue, 1963's Take Ten, 1964's Bossa Antigua, 1964's Glad to Be Unhappy, and 1965's Easy Living. These sessions, many of which feature guitarist Jim Hall, are lyrical, sophisticated recordings that touch upon standards and bossa nova.

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Disc 1

  1. My Funny Valentine
  2. Desmond Blue
  3. Then I'll Be Tired of You
  4. I've Got You Under My Skin
  5. Late Lament
  6. I Should Care
  7. Like Someone In Love
  8. Ill Wind
  9. Body and Soul
  10. Advise and Consent
  11. Autumn Leaves
  12. Imagination
  13. Autumn Leaves
  14. Autumn Leaves
  15. Imagination
  16. Advise and Consent

Disc 2

  1. Take Ten
  2. El Prince
  3. Alone Together
  4. Embarcadero
  5. The Theme From Black Orpheus (Manha De Carnaval)
  6. Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
  7. Samba De Orfeo
  8. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
  9. Out of Nowhere
  10. Embarcadero
  11. El Prince

Disc 3

  1. Bossa Antigua
  2. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  3. O Gato
  4. Samba Cantina
  5. Curaçao Doloroso
  6. A Ship Without a Sail
  7. Alianca
  8. The Girl From East 9th Street
  9. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  10. Samba Cepeda
  11. O Gato

Disc 4

  1. Glad To Be Unhappy
  2. Poor Butterfly
  3. A Stranger In Town
  4. A Taste of Honey
  5. Any Other Time
  6. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
  7. Angel Eyes
  8. By the River St. Marie
  9. All Across the City
  10. All Through the Night

Disc 5

  1. When Joanna Loved Me
  2. That Old Feeling
  3. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  4. Here's That Rainy Day
  5. Easy Living
  6. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
  7. Bewitched
  8. Blues For Fun
  9. Rude Old Man
  10. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  11. Bewitched

Disc 6

  1. All the Things You Are
  2. Stardust
  3. Two of a Mind
  4. Blight of the Fumble Bee
  5. The Way You Look Tonight
  6. Out of Nowhere
  7. Easy Living
  8. All the Things You Are
  9. The Way You Look Tonight
  10. Untitled Blues Waltz
  11. Untitled Blues Waltz

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Desmond   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Phil Bodner   Woodwind
Jim Hall   Guitar
Mel Lewis   Drums
Gerry Mulligan   Piano
Ed Shaughnessy   Drums
Bob Prince   Conductor
Stan Webb   Woodwind
Connie Kay   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
Eugene Wright   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Gloria Agostini   Harp
Seymour Barab   Cello
John Beal   Bass
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Alfred Breuning   Violin
Alfred Brown   Viola
Gene Cherico   Bass
Harold Coletta   Viola
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
Wendell Marshall   Bass
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
Bobby Thomas   Drums
Maurice Wilk   Violin
Robert Doty   Woodwind
Albet Richman   French Horn
Julius Shaier   Viola
Paul Winter   Violin
Berl Senofsky   Violin
Bernard Eighenbaum   Violin
Alexander Cores   Violin
Charlie Libove   Violin

Technical Credits

Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Paul Desmond   Composer,Liner Notes
Jim Hall   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Jerry Fielding   Composer
Bob Prince   Arranger,Producer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Eugene Wright   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
George Avakian   Producer,Liner Notes
Lew Brown   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Mickey Crofford   Engineer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Ray Hall   Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Bobby Scott   Composer
Richard Seidel   Producer,Liner Notes
Phil Silvers   Composer
Bob Simpson   Engineer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Edward O'Dowd   Art Direction
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Mike Panico   Archival Assistant
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Ric Marlow   Composer
Jerry Brainin   Composer
Buddy Dernier   Composer
Helen Deutsch   Composer
Tom Tierney   Archival Assistant
Raymond Hubbell   Composer
Earl K. Brent   Composer
Joseph Kozma   Composer
Jane Herbert   Composer
Antonio Maria   Composer
Johnny Greene   Composer
John L. Golden   Composer
Che Williams   Archival Assistant

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