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5.0 out of 5 stars Proper jazz, 9 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: Take Ten (Audio CD)
Paul Desmond, famously saxophonist with the Dave Brubeck quartet, with one of his many "solo" recordings. The album title nods towards one of the most famous Brubeck Quartet songs (also written by Desmond), but in no way does Desmond stand in anyone's shadow.

These are recordings which typify the golden age of 60's jazz: standard tunes given new life with gently shifting arrangements, loads of space around the music, plenty of time to explore the melody, and terrific playing from all the participants, although that glorious sax stands centre stage.

And the quality of the recording puts the modern techno meisters to shame: when you think of the limits of the technology at the time, how do these records SOUND so wonderful?

If you haven't heard any of Desmond's solo recordings try this or "Feeling Blue" which is possibly even better: if you like good tunes played by masters of their instruments and genre, you couldn't possibly be disappointed.
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Initial post: 13 May 2012 00:27:50 BDT
Spud McLaren says:
"The album title nods towards one of the most famous Brubeck songs, but in no way does Desmond stand in anyone's shadow."
Of course he doesn't. "Take Five" is a Desmond composition.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 11:24:57 BDT
Thanks for this & I have amended the review accordingly.
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