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Complete Paul Desmond Quartet

Paul Desmond Quartet with Jim Hall - The Complete Recordings (1988) {4CD Set, Mosaic MD4-120 rec 1959-1965}

Paul Desmond Quartet with Jim Hall - The Complete Recordings (1988) {4CD Set, Mosaic MD4-120 rec 1959-1965}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.50 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 693 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1959-65, 1988 RCA Victor / Mosaic Records | MD4-120
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone / Guitar

Although the RCA recordings featuring the Paul Desmond Quartet with Jim Hall were eventually reissued by the original label (also in a boxed set) after the last copy of this limited edition Mosaic box was sold, it is the Mosaic collection which will be remembered as a classic. Only that set includes the initial studio collaboration of Desmond & Hall for Warner Bros.; also present are reprints of Doug Ramsey's warm memorial tribute to the alto saxophonist, as well as Marian McPartland's brilliant portrait (written for Downbeat in 1960) and Desmond's own side-splitting article written for Punch about a Brubeck gig that went slightly haywire, all helping to unfold a portion of the mystery behind this man.
Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Reissue 2012]

Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Phoenix Records (131565)

The title of this set by alto saxophonist Paul Desmond refers to his having placed first once again in the alto chair in the Downbeat poll. Released in 1959, First Place Again is the result of an unexpected gathering of the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet: Percy Heath and Connie Kay, and Jimmy Giuffre 3 guitarist Jim Hall. The four musicians were all unexpectedly at home in New York and took full advantage of cheap, after-hours recording studio time to play out this set of standards and a pair of newer tunes, John Lewis' great blues, "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West," and "East of the Sun (and West Of The Moon)," from a Princeton University theater work…
Paul Desmond Quartet - East Of The Sun (Remastered) (1960; 2019)

Paul Desmond Quartet - East Of The Sun (Remastered) (1960; 2019)
Contemporary Jazz | 00:42:30 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 159 MB
Label: RevOla

Paul Desmond is widely recognized for his genius as a melodic improviser and as the benchmark of cool jazz sax players. His warm, elegant tone was one that he admittedly tried to make sound like a dry martini. He and Art Pepper were virtually the only alto players of their generation not directly influenced by Charlie Parker. Desmond was influenced by Lester Young, but took it further, into melodic and harmonic worlds never before traveled by reedmen – especially in the upper registers.

Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 14, 2021
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957)

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 - Like Someone In Love [Recorded 1975] (1992) (Repost)

Paul Desmond Quartet - Like Someone In Love [Recorded 1975] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 309 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarchive (CD-83319)

In 1992, Telarc unveiled a series of performances from the vault on a short-lived label punningly entitled "Telarchive," beginning with this long-delayed encore to the original releases from Paul Desmond's "Canadian" quartet. Recorded live in Toronto's Bourbon Street Jazz Club several months before the live dates released on Horizon and Artists House, it finds Desmond growing comfortable with his new Toronto friends but not quite settled into their laid-back ways quite yet. There are passages in this session where Desmond sounds a bit uncharacteristically scattered and unfocused, where guitarist Ed Bickert becomes the more fluid and stable solo partner, and bassist (and engineer) Don Thompson takes a lengthy solo on every track…
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957) [Reissue 2009]

Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 196 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 114 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517995789)

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. The wonderful interaction between Mulligan's burly but agile horn and the ultimate smooth - but in this case animated and energized - sax of Desmond is more than just magical, and makes for a fluid, jaunty, delicious combination sure to please even the most jaded or stone-eared music listener…
Paul Desmond - The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (7CD) (2020)

Paul Desmond - The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (7CD) (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 3,04 Gb | 08:13:52 | Covers
Cool | Country: USA | Label: Mosaic Records - MD7-269

Paul Desmond was an artist who stood alone on the alto saxophone. His tone was light, but full. His improvisations were complex but always lyrical and direct. If Johnny Hodges was the seducer on alto, Desmond was the cool intellect always willing to engage all of your senses.

Paul Desmond - The Ballad of Paul Desmond (1996)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 1, 2020
Paul Desmond - The Ballad of Paul Desmond (1996)

Paul Desmond - The Ballad of Paul Desmond (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 407.79 Mb | 01:12:32 | Covers
Cool | Label: BMG France/RCA Victor - 74321429372

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. After years of chain smoking and poor health, Desmond succumbed to lung cancer in 1977 after a tour with Brubeck.

Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue (1962) [Reissue 2002]  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 31, 2019
Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue (1962) [Reissue 2002]

Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue (1962) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 414 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bluebird/BMG Music (09026 63898 2)

As intended, this album presents alto sax specialist Paul Desmond as never featured before, with the backing of a string orchestra. The record, filled with such beautiful jazz standards as "My Funny Valentine," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "Body and Soul," is very rich in texture, yet subtle and mellow overall in mood. It's unyielding purpose: to soothe the souls of its listeners. Desmond's style and tone shine with an alluring quality, and the record is filled with melodies that don't fail to stimulate the sophisticated jazz listener. Desmond's melodies are eloquently detailed and charmingly spun in the midst of the string orchestra arranged and conducted by Bob Prince…
Paul Desmond - The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) {6CD Box Set, Sony Music 88697939412 rec 1961-1964}

Paul Desmond - The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) {6CD Box Set, Sony Music 88697939412 rec 1961-1964}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.16 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 908 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 514 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962-66, 2011 RCA / Legacy / Sony Music | 88697939412
Jazz / Cool / Standards / Bossa Nova / Saxophone

The most complete package to date of Paul Desmond's RCA works. 6-CD set with all six original albums he cut for the RCA inprint (five of the six albums feature melodic guitar giant Jim Hall, the ideal musical partner for Desmond). All come in nice mini-LP replica sleeves reproducing original cover art, including 24 bonus tracks, and a comprenhensive booklet with full discographical details, rare in-studio photos and liner notes by Grammy-winning box producer Richard Seidel.