Paul Desmond


The Paul Desmond Quintet And Quartet

  • Release Date: 22 Jun 1992
  • OJCCD-712-2

Many of his fans will argue that Paul Desmond was at his best on those rare occasions when he worked outside the context of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. There are precious few such sessions documented on record, and the three collected here were the first to be issued under the alto saxophonist’s name. They offer a cogent summary of jazz in the pre-hard-bop Fifties, with classical fugues on the three-horn quintet session (with compositions by tenor saxophonist Dave Van Kriedt), the pianole… MORE