Desmond's cool tone and witty quotes are a treat throughout the album. The toe-tapping blues "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" showcases Bickert's lyrical playing, along the subtly swinging work of Thompson. Desmond playful interpretation of "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" is typical of his recorded work.
Paul Desmond Quartet Live. Paul Desmond Quartet Live. by Paul Desmond Quartet - 9 Tracks - 1:19:55. Release date 11/21/2000. Paul Desmond Quartet.
Liner Notes – Doug Ramsey, Paul Desmond. Photography By – Tony Ynocencio. Photography By – Ian Patrick. Producer – John Snyder. Recorded By – Don Thompson (2). Notes. Recorded 10/25,27,30,31/1975 & 11/1/1975 at Bourbon Street, Toronto, Canada. Double album, automatic sequence (Sides A and D on one disc, sides B and C on the other).
Paul Desmond (born Paul Emil Breitenfeld, November 25, 1924 – May 30, 1977) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer, best known for his work with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and for composing that group's biggest hit, "Take Five". He was one of the most popular musicians to come out of the cool jazz scene. In addition to his work with Brubeck, he led several groups and collaborated with Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Jim Hall, and Ed Bickert.
Album · 1971 · 7 Songs. Four Classic Albums Plus (Digitally Remastered). John Lewis & The Modern Jazz Quartet.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The overall sound of the group and Desmond are more freewheeling than Brubeck's Take Five album, probably in part because it's live, but mostly probably because this is Desmond as front man, sounding like he belongs in a dark smoky club sipping dry martinis between sets. 4 people found this helpful.