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  • Vinyl
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B002RY5YZI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,014,139 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By steve on January 20, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Wrongfully overshadowed by Dave Brubeck's name, Paul Desmond sadly never achieved the notoriety he deserved. Although very well known among Jazz enthusiasts, Desmond's playing merits far greater exposure. Like the other great horn men, you could pick Desmond out of a thousand-horn line up, after hearing just a couple notes. Greats like Getz, Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins had a sound all their own. Desmond did as well, and every bit as much as these, but his name is rarely included in the books. This album shows the sad lilt, the melancholy loneliness, and the 'hopeful-but-know-better' melody lines of Paul, and better than any other recording of him that I know. "Glad to be unhappy" is without a doubt, my favorite song on the planet. Paul's trying to be happy, but never with any success. You can actually HEAR this crushingly beautiful occurance on the title track. When I hear Des, no matter where I am or how I'm feeling, it's raining outside, it's the hazy past all over again, Des standing next to a window pain with beads of rain running down it, and he blows notes calling out for the kind of help that is not possible. I couldn't recommend a more beautiful album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on August 14, 2011
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One of my projects for this summer has been to convert my collection of treasured albums to CDs. I loved Paul Desmond, with or without Dave Brubeck, growing up in the sixties and I love him still. His style, tone, phrasing was, for me the epitome of alto sax playing. On this CD particularly he has the ability to convey the agony of lost love and loneliness through the lilt of an alto sax that Frank Sinatra did with his voice. Paul Desmond was the type of artist that comes around once in a lifetime and what a gift he was!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gazzelloni on May 31, 2008
Format: Audio CD
There is nothing to complain about concerning this album. Desmond lives up to his self-imposed "slowest alto player"--playing slow tempos with long spaces between notes. Truth be told, the real standout on this recording is Jim Hall, who plucks away on guitar with superb technique. A nice outing by Desmond and Hall.

Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Jim Hall (guitar)
Gene Wright (bass)
Gene Cherico (bass) track 5
Connie Kay (drums)
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I enjoyed and highly recommend this CD of Paul Desmond. Have been a fan of his music for the last 54 years.
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