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     Paul Desmond

Real name: Paul Emil Breitenfeld
Born: Nov 25, 1924 in San Francisco, CA
Died: May 30, 1977 in New York, NY.
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Cool
Instruments: Sax (Alto)

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. Desmond is best known for his years with the Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959-1967) and his infamous composition "Take Five." He met Brubeck in the late '40s and played with his Octet. The Quartet formed toward the end of 1950 and took final shape with Eugene Wright and Joe Morello a few years later. Jazz at Oberlin and Take Five were considered essential purchases by college students of the era, but Jazz Impressions of Japan was its most innovative recording. Desmond played his loping, slow, ordered, and intricate solos in direct contrast to the pianist's obsession with large chords, creating a myriad of textures for melodic and rhythmic counterpoint unlike any heard in jazz. His witty quotations from musicals, classical pieces, and folk songs were also a watermark of his artistry. When the Quartet split in 1967, Desmond began an intermittent yet satisfying recording career. It included dates with Gerry Mulligan for Verve, various sessions with Jim Hall, and a concert with the the Modern Jazz Quartet. He played his last gigs with the Brubeck Quartet at reunions before dying of lung cancer. Desmond's recordings for RCA have gotten box-set treatment and Mosaic issued one of the complete sessions with Hall. There are also reissues from A&M and CTI, though recordings on Artist House and Finesse remain regrettably out of print.

- Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)


ПОЛ ДЕСМОНД. 1924-1977, альт-саксофонист, один из самых известных музыкантов кул-джаэа. Изучал кларнет в своем родном Сан-Франциско, играл с местными составами, в 1951 г. присоединился к квартету Дэйва Брубека и оставался с ним до 1967 г. Потом руководил малыми составами, сотрудничал с гитаристом Джимом Холлом, иногда возвращался к Брубеку. Великолепный саксофонист, с очень оригинальным индивидуальным звуком, умер от рака легких 30 мая 1977 г.

Nat Shapiro, Nat Hentoff. "Hear Me Talkin' To Ya". Rinehart & Co Inc. New York. 1955

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
airjudden.tripod.com/jazz/pauldesmond.html Biography
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=6243 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Desmond About from 'wikipedia'
ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Дезмонд,_Пол О исполнителе из 'википедии' [ru]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Desmond About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Дезмонд,_Пол О исполнителе из 'мобильной википедии' [mobile] [ru]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Paul Desmond - 'Bossa Antigua. From The Hot Afternoon' -
 Paul Desmond - 'Desmond Blue' - 1961, BMG
 Paul Desmond - 'Easy Living' - 1990, Bluebird, RCA
 Paul Desmond - 'Feeling Blue' - 1997, Camden
 Paul Desmond - 'First Place Again' - 1959, Phoenix
 Paul Desmond - 'Glad To Be Unhappy' - 1964,
 Paul Desmond - 'Skylark' - 1973, Columbia
 Paul Desmond - 'Take Ten' - 1963, Bluebird, RCA
 Paul Desmond - 'Take Ten (with Bonus Tracks)' - 1963, Bluebird, RCA
 Paul Desmond - 'The Paul Desmond Quartet. Live' - 1975, A&M
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet' - 1994, Polygram
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Meets The Saxophonists' - 1957,
  как соисполнитель ...
 Chet Baker - 'The Best Thing For You' - 1977, A&M
 Chet Baker - 'You Can't Go Home Gain' - 1977, A&M
 Dave Brubeck - 'Bossa Nova USA' - 2012, Essential Jazz Classics
 Dave Brubeck - 'Brubeck & Rushing' - 1960, Columbia, Galactic
 Dave Brubeck - 'Gone With The Wind. Time Out' - 1959, Columbia
 Dave Brubeck - 'Jazz At Oberlin' - 1992, Fantasy, OJC
 Dave Brubeck - 'Jazz Goes To College' - 1954, Columbia
 Dave Brubeck - 'Jazz Impressions Of Japan. Jazz Impressions Of New York' - 1964, Columbia
 Dave Brubeck - 'Legacy Of A Legend' - 2010, Legacy
 Dave Brubeck - 'Summit Sessions. Brubeck Plays Bernstein Plays Brubeck' - 1961, Columbia
 Dave Brubeck - 'The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall' - 1963, Sony
 Dave Brubeck - 'Time Out' - 1997, Columbia, Legacy
 Dave Brubeck - 'Vocal Encounters' - 2001, Columbia, Legacy Jazz
 Dave Brubeck - 'Your Own Sweet Way' - 2007, Avid Jazz
 Jim Hall - 'Concierto' - 1975, Columbia, Legacy, Prospekt

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