Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue


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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP


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180 Gram

Limited edition AAA pressing

Cut from the original stereo tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

Stoughton Printing old style tip-on jacket

180-gram vinyl pressed and plated at RTI

Originally released as part of RCA Victor's Living Stereo series in 1962, Desmond Blue is a sonic spectacular that features alto saxophonist Paul Desmond at his best. Although perhaps best known as a member of The Dave Brubeck Quartet and composter of "Take Five," Desmond's solo effort is a welcome spotlight on his immense talent.

A longtime audiophile favorite, the album features Desmond uniquely backed by a string orchestra and was recorded by George Avakian at Webster Hall over the course of three separate performances in September and October 1961. Desmond's melodic playing consistently guides the orchestra through arrangements of standards such as "My Funny Valentine," " I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Body and Soul." Analog Spark is happy to announce a new reissue of this essential album — cut from the original stereo tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed at RTI on 180-gram vinyl.

Side 1
My Funny Valentine
Desmond Blue
Then I'll Be Tired of You
I've Got You Under My Skin
Late Lament

Side 2
I Should Care
Like Someone In Love
Ill Wind
Body and Soul

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