At least half of the tracks are ballads, played in the medium tempo the saxophonist preferred. Johnny Mandel’s “Emily” takes on a light-hearted quality with skipping improvised motives by Desmond, while “Just Squeeze Me” finds Desmond playing several unorthodox phrases in the early parts of his solo, which evolves into a parade of quotes later on. Thanks to Paul Caufield for his longtime dedication to Desmond’s life and music, and for the video embedded in this article.
As he grows musically, the sideman will usually lead his own group on a recording, and after a suitable apprentice period, he will leave to become a leader in his own right. Desmond made lots of money from royalties on his best-known original, but he didn’t play it very often in his own concerts and recordings.
Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), Eugene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums), Salvador Agüeros (bongos), Salvador Agüeros (congas), Billie Kyle (piano), Louis Armstrong (vocal), Bill Smith (clarinet), Carmen McRae (vocal), Dave Brubeck (Solo) (piano), Jack Six (bass), Gerry Mulligan... H. Carmichael, S. Gorrell: Georgia On My Mind, Bernstein: Somewhere (from West Side Story), M. Dennis, F. Killduff: Little Man With A Candy Cigar, Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), Eugene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums), Salvador Agüeros (bongos), Salvador Agüeros (congas), Billie Kyle (piano), Louis Armstrong (vocal), Bill Smith (clarinet), Carmen McRae (vocal), Dave Brubeck (Solo) (piano), Jack Six (bass), Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone), Alan Dawson (drums).
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This is a lovely tuneful, cool collection which would make a nice relaxing listen before bedtime, or at anytime that you needed a period of calm. Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : Comment les évaluations sont-elles calculées ? Écoutez All Across The City par Paul Desmond - The Complete RCA Victor Recordings. Unfortunately, there would be few opportunities for Desmond to make these changes. Ballads: Music for You .
Desmond played two extended runs at Bourbon Street in 1975, the first from March 25-29 and the second from October 25-31. Paul Desmond, i'm finally convinced, was as gifted an alto master as Bird, though he possessed a "story-telling" ability perhaps exceeding that of any other alto player. The Edmonton concert was broadcast in stereo by CBC Radio. Not especially with the music ,that is rather relaxing, but with the Jim Hall 's distorted guitar sound that gets on my nerves and denote with the sweetness of the saxophone sound. Smooth Grooves: New Jack Ballads Vol 1 Various (Cassette) $29.95. But on “Wave” and “Someday My Prince Will Come”, there is an agitated quality to his solo lines. Most jazz instrumentalists begin their careers as sidemen, using a developing solo and ensemble voice to help realize the artistic visions of the leader. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program.
Desmond’s prowess with women was well-known, but the one woman he idolized and never met was Audrey Hepburn. “Here’s That Rainy Day” changes the order of soloists for once, with Bickert playing the theme and the closing solo, with Desmond and Thompson in between. There are several musical highlights, including the Horizon album’s opening track, “Wendy”. I was absolutely enchanted by his amazing talent as he was so beautifully lyrical & had a tone all his own. Paul Desmond's alto is as smooth as a pint of Guiness on a summers day.
BURL IVES: 40 Legendary Ballads and Folk Songs - Set of 2 Cassette Tapes EUC! Thanks to Noel Silverman of the Paul Desmond Estate for allowing us to include the Desmond TV broadcast.