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Paul Desmond - Take Ten 180g Vinyl LP - direct audio

Paul Desmond - Take Ten 180g Vinyl LP

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Paul Desmond Take Ten 180g Vinyl LP

No, not Take Five but Take Ten is the title of this LP and its very first number. Certainly this should not be taken as a hint that it was not Dave Brubeck but Paul Desmond who was the composer of this "million seller." At the recording session, the guitarist Jim Hall was more than a substitute for the piano - he contributed to the quartet a whole new sound coloring which was tinged with the influences of bossa nova.

The numbers are all easy-going and airy, the melodic lines and sound are filled with transparency. All the while one is curious as to the clear part-writing, and the wealth of ideas emanating from the soloists. This does not only apply to the old favorites "Alone Together," "Nancy" and "The One I Love," all three of them arrangements made ad hoc in the studio and which demonstrate how familiar the musicians were with one another, how they listened to one another, answered, and kept the dialogue flowing. The atmosphere is relaxed, and this conveys itself to the listener even after almost half a century.


Paul Desmond, alto sax
Jim Hall, guitar
Gene Cherico, bass
Gene Wright, bass (1)
Connie Kay, drums

Paul Desmond Take Ten Track Listing:

1. Take Ten
2. El Prince
3. Alone Together
4. Embarcadero
5. Theme from ''Black Orpheus''
6. Nancy
7. Samba de Orfeu
8. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City 1963.

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