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Brubeck / Desmond
Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond
Brubeck / Desmond
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Two greats interact here, in recordings from 1952-54, with stunning intuition. Brubeck, as always, makes a virtue of his limited fleet-fingeredness. He has no need to hurry in the company of Paul Desmond, an alto saxophoni...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond
Title: Brubeck / Desmond
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fantasy
Release Date: 7/9/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218242721, 0252184727451, 090204088898

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Two greats interact here, in recordings from 1952-54, with stunning intuition. Brubeck, as always, makes a virtue of his limited fleet-fingeredness. He has no need to hurry in the company of Paul Desmond, an alto saxophonist akin to Getz--light and never imbalanced. His and Brubeck's musical rapport had been forged in Brubeck's earlier octet and would continue for many years in his sterling quartet. The program here emphasizes standards. There is light combo support on some tracks. For "On a Little Street in Singapore," Brubeck and Desmond take a thoughtful, fragile jaunt through foreign streets. In "Trolley Song," the trolley bell sounds in Desmond's ringing horn. On "My Heart Stood Still," the pianist is alone, hammering heartily in his folksy, front-parlor way. --Peter Monaghan

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Compilation From 2 LPs from 1953 & 1954
Skylark Poems | of a summer | 09/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Cuts 1 through 8 are from "Jazz at the Black Hawk" -- Fantasy 3-210 1953
Cuts 9 through 13 are from "Jazz at Storyville" -- Fantasy 3-240 1954
with cuts 4 and 5 combined into one track #12.
Cut 14 is a bonus track, not on the Storyville Album.
Brubeck/Desmond duets on Cuts 9 & 10
Brubeck Solo on Cut 7
Brubeck/Desmond/Lloyd Davis (Drums) Trio on Cut 4
All other cuts are Quartet featuring Bass (Ron Crotty or Wyatt Ruther) and
Drums (Lloyd Davis, Joe Dodge, or Herb Barman)"
SMOOOOOTH
Geoff Garza | Seattle, WA United States | 11/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Pop this 15 track disc under the laser and get ready to enjoy 76 minutes of one of the most simpatico relationships in Modern Jazz history. Indeed Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond carry on the rich tradition layed down by Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh but with more swing and less stoicism. I recommend this disc to anyone who likes long sweet alto lines and lyrical keyboard work. The rhythm section is servicable but the real stars are Mr. Brubeck and Mr. Desmond. The sound quality is fine as the material is culled from two live sets at The BlackHawk in San Francisco and Jazz at Storyville."