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Another A&M Treasure Unearthed by Verve -- finally,
This review is from: Paul Desmond Quartet Live (Audio CD)
At long last the Verve label, in a series we hope will continue for a long time, has reissued PAUL DESMOND QUARTET LIVE. This album of live performances recorded in Toronto, Canada, was originally released as a double record set by A&M/Horizon (SP 850/Horizon 10) in 1976. The other players were Ed Bickert (guitar), Jerry Fuller (drums) and Don Thompson (acoustic bass). Smooth and heavenly renditions of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" and Luis Bonfa's "Manha De Carnival" are particularly nice. This reissue was held up momentarily by the legalities of adding the final bonus track. Other live recordings from Desmond's post-Brubeck solo days are said to exist. Perhaps these will be offered in the future. Meanwhile, buy this one and support the Verve/A&M reissue effort, which has been a tremendous public service to all jazz fans.