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  • Desmond Blue Desmond Blue Quick View

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    Desmond Blue

    Limited Edition Audiophile Pressing


    Mastered From The Original Tapes And Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    180-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At RTI


    Housed In An Old-style Tip-on Jacket


    Desmond Blue is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring performances recorded in 1961 which was originally released on the RCA Victor label.

    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. Desmond Blue
    3. Then I'll Be Tired of You
    4. I've Got You Under My Skin
    5. Late Lament
    6. I Should Care
    7. Like Someone In Love
    8. Ill Wind
    9. Body and Soul
    Paul Desmond
    $34.99
    180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Take Ten (Speakers Corner)

    No, not Take Five but Take Ten is the title of this LP and its very first number. Certainly this should 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 colouring 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 favourites 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.



    RCA's recording and reproduction technology was ahead of its time. The music of these South-American-sounding gems comes out of the loudspeakers with brilliance, clarity and - at last - without the frustrating crackle of a second-hand LP.



    Musicians:



    • Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)

    • Jim Hall (guitar)

    • Gene Cherico, Gene Wright (bass)

    • Connie Kay (drums)




    Recording: 1963 in Webster Hall, New York, by Ray Hall

    Production: George Avakian





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Take Ten
    2. El Prince
    3. Alone Together
    4. Embarcadero
    5. Theme from ''Black Orpheus''
    6. Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
    7. Samba de Orfeu
    8. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
    Paul Desmond
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Concierto (Pure Pleasure) Concierto (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Concierto (Pure Pleasure)

    Jim Hall's Concierto was arguably a masterpiece and possibly the greatest LP in the history of CTI. With two legendary players in the frontline, trumpeter Chet Baker and Paul Desmond, Hall interprets standards and engaging originals. A master of melody who never wastes notes, the centerpiece for this release is Hall's interpretation of one movement from Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto, arranged by Don Sebesky. New tracks include alternate takes of You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To and Rock Skippin', plus Unfinished Business, an incomplete track that fades following Desmond's solo just as Hall starts to play (This song is actually La Paloma Azul, a Mexican folk tune played by Paul Desmond while with the Dave Brubeck Quartet about a decade earlier, also known as The Blue Dove).



    Musicians:



    • Jim Hall (guitar)

    • Chet Baker (trumpet)

    • Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)

    • Roland Hanna (piano)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Steve Gadd (drums)



    Recording: April 1975 at Van Gelder's Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., USA by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
    2. Two's Blues
    3. The Answer Is Yes

    4. Concierto de Aranjuez
    5. Rock Skippin'
    6. Unfinished Business

    Bonus Tracks
    7. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (alternate take)

    8. The Answer Is Yes (alternate take)
    9. Rock Skippin' (alternate take)
    Jim Hall
    $44.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Take Ten Take Ten Quick View

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    Take Ten


    Limited, Numbered Edition Of 1,500 Copies


    Pressed On Audiophile-grade 180 Gram Vinyl At
    Pallas Group In Germany


    Mastered From Original Analog Tapes By Bernie
    Grundman


    Features Jim Hall On Guitar And Connie Kay On
    Drums


    Everyone wanted Desmond to come up with a sequel to the monster
    hit "Take Five"; and so he did, reworking the tune and playfully
    designating the meter as 10/8. Hence "Take Ten," a worthy sequel with
    a solo that has a Middle-Eastern feeling akin to Desmond's famous
    extemporaneous excursion with Brubeck in "Le Souk" back in 1954.
    It was here that Desmond also unveiled a spin-off of the then-red-hot
    bossa nova groove that he called "bossa antigua" (a sardonic play-on-words meaning "old thing"), which laid the ground for Desmond's
    next album and a few more later in the decade. Jim Hall now gets
    plenty of room to stretch out, supported by Connie Kay's gently
    dropped bombs, and he is the perfect understated swinging foil for
    the wistful altoist. There is not a single track here that isn't loaded with
    ingeniously worked out, always melodic ideas. Now Take Ten finally
    gets the audiophile treatment it deserves, with this 180gram reissue,
    mastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman. Each copy
    of this limited edition release is numbered with a gold foil stamp.

    1. Take Ten
    2. El Prince
    3. Alone Together
    4. Embarcadero
    5. Theme From Black Orpheus
    6. Nancy
    7. Samba De Orpheu
    8. The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)
    Paul Desmond
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Desmond Blue (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Desmond Blue (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Desmond Blue (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    As intended, this album presents alto sax specialist Paul Desmond as never featured before, with the backing of a string orchestra. The record, filled with such beautiful jazz standards as My Funny Valentine, I've Got You Under My Skin, and Body and Soul, is very rich in texture, yet subtle and mellow overall in mood. It's unyielding purpose: to soothe the souls of its listeners. Desmond's style and tone shine with an alluring quality, and the record is filled with melodies that don't fail to stimulate the sophisticated jazz listener. Desmond's melodies are eloquently detailed and charmingly spun in the midst of the string orchestra arranged and conducted by Bob Prince. The legendary Jim Hall is featured as guest guitarist, playing yet another scintillating role and using his classic comping style. Hall is perhaps the most highly respected of all jazz guitarists for his good taste and witty inventiveness. Desmond has always been most familiar to the jazz public for his sweeping scale passages and his seemingly effortless spontaneity during periods of improvisation, although here he is often featured in a more lyrical ballad style on such romantic tunes as My Funny Valentine, Late Lament, and Then I'll Be Tired of You. This album is a highly innovative and meticulously crafted work, reflecting the ongoing success of both Desmond and Hall within the 1960s and the cool jazz period. Both of these musicians spent time working with Dave Brubeck and later lent themselves to many of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova projects. The arrangements are extraordinary throughout this collection, including the charming Valentine, which begins with a fantastic Elizabethan flavor. The intro sets up the mood to carry Desmond into the first chorus, which then glides into a 20th century style. The tune I Should Care is »a shimmering debt to Ibert and one of the most imaginative blendings you will ever hear of strings, reeds, French horn and harp,« according to the liner notes. The tone of the album: lush, reflective, thought-provoking, and soul-stirring. This work is quite a plus for any listener and especially those who consider themselves avid fans of Paul Desmond.



    Musicians:



    • Paul Desmond (saxophone)

    • Jim Hall (guitar)

    • Bob Prince (arranger, conductor & strings)



    Recording: 1962 at Webster Hall, New York City, by Ray Hall

    Production: George Aviakan



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. Desmond Blue
    3. Then I'll Be Tired of You
    4. I've Got You Under My Skin
    5. Late Lament
    6. I Should Care
    7. Like Someone In Love
    8. Ill Wind
    9. Body and Soul
    Paul Desmond
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Many critics regard Dave Brubeck's Carnegie Hall concert from February 1963 as his greatest ever live appearance. But who can really determine that? For no one - apart from Brubeck himself - would have seen and heard his conservatively estimated 12,000 concerts.



    Although the twelve titles had already been released on LPs that had been recorded in the studio, these records were certainly not known to all those in the audience. In between the numbers on each LP, Brubeck made little 'advertising spots' in short comments, but with such charm and wit that one really cannot be angry with him.



    The concert programme begins with St. Louis Blues and ends with Take Five. Luckily, the solos are distributed among all the musicians, so that Paul Desmond and Joe Morello - whose prowess on this evening can only be called 'amazingly good' - justifiably received enthusiastic applause from both the audience and us alike. Castilian Drums demonstrates Morello's wealth of ideas and his grandiose feeling for rhythm; though short, Paul Desmond's solos (Southern Scene is a good example!) are compelling, highly melodic, lyrical and possess a unique tone - as such they are immediately recognisable.



    How fortunate that the twelve brilliantly improvised numbers are now available once again on vinyl, having been recorded live at the legendary Carnegie Hall 60 years ago.



    Musicians:



    • Dave Brubeck (piano)

    • Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)

    • Eugene Wright (bass)

    • Joe Morello (drums)


    Recording: February 1963 Carnegie Hall, New York

    Production: Teo Macero



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    St. Louis Blues
    Bossa Nova U.S.A.
    For All We Know
    Pennies From Heaven
    Southern Scene
    Three To Get Ready
    Eleven Four
    King For A Day
    Castillian Drums
    It's A Raggy Waltz
    Blue Rondo A La Turk
    Take Five
    Dave Brubeck
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Compadres (Speakers Corner) Compadres (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Compadres (Speakers Corner)

    To this day, the typical sound colouring of the Dave Brubeck Quartet is quite distinctive and unmistakable thanks to Paul Desmond's tenor saxophone. But Gerry Mulligan's low-pitched horn and his restrained swing also offers enough appeal to make one want to listen to these somewhat less popular but - for all that - very worthwhile recording by the Quartet.



    The Quartet's concert tour of Mexico's major cities in 1968 was a great success and so Dave Brubeck's recording company had no qualms in making live recordings of the group - complemented by bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson. Themes from indigenous folk music were skilfully coupled with new compositions with the result that the LP Compadres with its concert excerpts was in great demand and became a top hit.
    This carefully remastered new pressing will certainly contribute to the popularity of Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan long after their demise.



    Musicians:



    • Dave Brubeck (piano)

    • Gerry Mulligan (bassoon)

    • Jack Six (bass)

    • Alan Dawson (drums)




    Recording: 1968 live in Mexico by John Guerriere and Russ Payne

    Production: Teo Macero



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Jumping Bean
    2. Adios Mariquita Linda
    3. Indian Song
    4. Tender Woman
    5. Amapola
    6. Lullaby De Mexico
    7. Sapito
    8. Recuerdo
    Dave Brubeck
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Two Of A Mind (Speakers Corner)

    Although the beautiful sound, mutual understanding and harmonic balance mostly predominate, the music of alto saxophonist Paul Desmond performing together with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan is far from what one calls 'easy listening'. For many, it is even difficult to identify the melody of evergreens such as Stardust and The Way You Look Tonight. (And what theme is tucked away in Two Of A Mind????)
    The recording in the RCA Victor Studio took place over several days in 1962, and this is why different bass players and percussionists are heard - Wendell Marshall, Joe Benjamin and John Beal each take their turn on the bass, while Connie Kay and Mel Lewis change places behind the drum set. These musicians form a brilliant team, and that there is no piano is both deliberate and inevitable for Gerry Mulligan recordings of the day. By the way, the second saxophonist in The Way You Look Tonight is Paul Desmond - by means of over-dubbing in the middle of the stereo recording!
    The present LP could certainly take a rightful place in a 'Best Of' collection alongside the other recordings by Gerry Mulligan with Ben Webster and Stan Getz.



    Musicians:



    • Gerry Mulligan (bassoon)

    • Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)

    • Joe Benjamin, John Beal, Wendell Marshall (bass)

    • Connie Kay, Mel Lewis (drums)




    Recording: 1962 at RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City by Ray Hall, Bob Simpson and Mickey Crofford

    Production: Bob Prince and George Avakian





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. All the Things You Are
    2. Stardust

    3. Two of a Mind
    4. Blight of the Fumble Bee
    5. The Way You Look Tonight
    6. Out of Nowhere
    Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Jazz At The College Of The Pacific

    One of the many stellar sessions from the Dave Brubeck Quartet, famed jazz scribe Nat Hentoff wrote in DownBeat Magazine of Jazz At The College Of
    The Pacific that it ranks with the Oberlin and Storyville sets as the best of Brubeck on record." Featuring a lineup of drummer Joe Dodge, bassist Ron
    Crotty, and longtime Brubeck collaborator, altoist Paul Desmond, this set delivers the goods in a way that only a Brubeck combo can. Providing timeless
    interplay on six standards, Brubeck and Desmond trade solos that are absolutely brimming with creativity. A true classic in the Brubeck catalog, Jazz At
    The College Of The Pacific is essential listening for all fans of Brubeck, Desmond, and classic jazz.


    This timeless jazz recording has now been newly reissued on VINYL.

    1. All The Things You Are
    2. Laura
    3. Lullaby In Rhythm
    4. I'll Never Smile Again
    5. I Remember You
    6. For All We Know
    Dave Brubeck Quartet
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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    Two Of A Mind

    Mastered From Original Analog Tapes By Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman


    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    Altoist Paul Desmond and baritonist Gerry Mulligan
    always made for a perfect team during their infrequent
    collaborations. Both of the saxophonists had immediately
    distinctive light tones, strong wits, and the ability to
    improvise melodically. Here, on "Two of a Mind", the two
    masterful reed players are featured in pianoless quartets
    that also include Wendell Marshall, Joe Benjamin or
    John Beal on bass, and Connie Kay or Mel Lewis on
    drums. ORG Music brings new light to the classic
    recording with this audiophile-grade reissue.

    1. All The Things You Are
    2. Stardust
    3. Two Of A Mind
    4. Blight Of the Fumble Bee
    5. The Way You Look Tonight
    6. Out Of Nowhere
    Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Jazz Goes To College

    In the spring of 1954 Jazz-great Dave Brubeck did a tour of North American college campuses. Paul Desmond (alto sax), Bob Bates (bass), and Joe Dodge (drums) joined him and their support of Brubeck is uniformly flawless, ultimately producing what many consider as the most memorable music in the artist's cannon.


    Indeed the genre gets schooled as the quartet leans in with striking energy and finesse. Enjoyed among college students in the 1950s and early 1960s both the tour and album brought Jazz to a whole new generation.

    1. Balcony Rock
    2. Out Of Nowhere
    3. Le Souk
    4. Take The "a" Train
    5. The Song Is You
    6. Don't Worry 'bout Me
    7. I Want To Be Happy
    Dave Brubeck Quartet
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Dave Brubeck Octet

    The listener has to forgive a few things about this undeniably brilliant collection of Dave Brubeck's first big ensemble. First: the liner notes' pretentions. Brubeck announces there that between 1946, when some of these tunes were recorded, and 1956, when the tapes were first reissued on LP, very few released recordings have more musical importance than the octet. Second: the nearly seven minutes of How High the Moon narrated to show how jazz was formed, as the band plays in short demonstrative segments. Third: the audio vÉritÉ sound, which even Brubeck thought questionable in 1956.


    Hearing this dynamic set, though, makes forgiveness easy. The arrangements show a wild abundance of color and orchestral finesse (many of the group's members were, like Brubeck, students of Darius Milhaud). You get quick-clip swingers like The Way You Looked Tonight and the string of chamber-esque horn studies that includes Schizophrenic Scherzo and more. You also get to hear early Paul Desmond and William O. Smith bouncing ideas off each other and drummer Cal Tjader. And it's all a delight, especially with the magnanimity of forgiving Brubeck. --Andrew Bartlett

    1. The Way You Look Tonight
    2. Love Walked In
    3. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    4. September in the Rain
    5. Prelude
    6. Fugue on Bop Themes
    7. Let's Fall in Love
    8. Ipca
    9. How High the Moon
    10. Serenade Suite
    11. Playland at the Beach
    12. The Prisoner's Song
    13. Schizophrenic Scherzo
    14. Rondo
    15. I Hear a Rhapsody
    16. You Go To My Head
    17. Laura
    18. Closing Theme
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    Dave Brubeck In Europe

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    Brubeck's classic quartet, with Paul Desmond (Alto sax), Gene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums), recorded live in Copenhagen during their 1958 goodwill tour of Europe sponsored by the US State Department.

    1. Wonderful Copenhagen
    2. My One Bad Habit Is Falling In Love
    3. Tangerine
    4. The Wright Groove
    5. Like Someone In Love
    6. Watusi Drums
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    Southern Scene

    Southern Scene features the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond, Gene Wright and Joe Morello.


    Heavyweight direct metal mastered 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. Wax Time.

    1. Oh Susanna
    2. When It Is Sleepy Time Down South
    3. Little Rock Get Away
    4. (I Dream Of) Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair
    5. Deep In The Heart Of Texas
    6. Darktown Strutters Ball
    7. Noboby Knows The Trouble I've Seen
    8. Happy Times
    9. Darling Nellie Gray
    10. Southern Scene
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    Jazz At Oberlin

    1953 live recording from Oberlin College in Ohio by the Brubeck quartet with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. Tracks: These Foolish Things, Perdido, Stardust, The Way You Look Tonight, How High The Moon.
    1. The Way You Look Tonight
    2. How High The Moon
    3. These Foolish Things
    4. Perdido
    5. Stardust
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    Jazz Goes To Junior College

    As a sort-of follow-up to Jazz Goes To College (which was actually recorded three years earlier) and the final album in his college series, pianist Dave Brubeck and his Quartet (with altoist Paul Desmond, bassist Norman Bates and drummer Joe Morello) recorded at Fullerton Junior College in 1957. The musicians were clearly inspired by the enthusiastic audience and they perform the definitive version of Brubeck's One Moment Worth Years, dig into the lengthy Bru's Blues and play fresh versions of three standards that were in their repertoire throughout the 1950's: These Foolish Things, St. Louis Blues and The Masquerade Is Over.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Bru's Blues
    2. These Foolish Things
    3. The Masquerade Is Over
    4. One Moment Worth Years
    5. St. Louis Blues
    Dave Brubeck
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    Time Out

    Virtually all serious and even casual music lovers ought to be familiar with, or at least are likely to have heard The Dave Brubeck Quartet, even without realizing it - for the quartet's best-known hit "Take Five" has graced the soundtracks of multiple films, including "Mighty Aphrodite," "Pleasantville" and "Constantine."


    The piece is famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody, as well as its use of unusual 5/4 time - so distinctive, it's a rare jazz track that became a pop hit.


    Including the monster hit "Take Five," the Brubeck Quartet's Time Out is a jazz and audiophile classic. Every album collection needs a copy. And now, cut at 45 RPM on 200-gram premium vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings, Analogue Productions brings you the definitive copy.


    Why definitive? The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. But it's more than just the vinyl that makes this release so special. For the first time in its history, Time Out is presented here packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket. Inside are eight fantastic black and white images shot during the recording session at Columbia's famous 30th Street Studios.


    The jacket is also special - very heavy-duty. It's produced for us by Stoughton Printing featuring a printed wrap mounted to a heavyweight chipboard shell, producing an authentic "old school" look and feel. This jacket is a beauty! Never has Time Out's colorful iconic cover art looked so vibrant.



    The record label's sales executives didn't want a painting on the cover when Time Out debuted in 1959 on Columbia Records, Brubeck told an interviewer. An entire album of originals? That wouldn't work either, he was told. Some standards and some show tunes were needed in the mix. Fortunately, Brubeck ignored the conventional wisdom and Time Out became the original classic we know it as today. Brubeck became proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together. 


    The album was intended as an experiment using musical styles Brubeck discovered abroad while on a United States Department of State-sponsored tour of Eurasia. In Turkey, he observed a group of street musicians performing a traditional Turkish folk song that was played in 9/8 time, a rare meter for Western music. 


    Paul Desmond, who was Brubeck's alto saxophonist, wrote "Take Five," at Brubeck's urging to try and write a song in quintuple (5/4) time. 


    "I told Paul to put a melody over (drummer) Joe Morello's beat," Brubeck explained. As a jazz pianist, Brubeck became a household name in jazz in part due to Time Out's success. Demond's cool-toned alto and quick wit fit in well with Brubeck's often heavy chording and experimental playing. Morello and bassist Gene Wright completed the group. The Quartet traveled and performed constantly around the world until breaking up in 1967 to pursue other musical ventures. 


    Time Out peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard pop albums chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Take Five" became a mainstream hit, reaching No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 5 on Billboard's Easy Listening survey, the precursor to today's Adult Contemporary charts. The song was included in countless movies and television soundtracks and still receives significant radio play. 


    Features:



    • 45rpm 200g Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

    • First time Gatefold jacket

    • Rare black & white photos from Columbia Studios recording sessions

    • Heavy-duty chipboard shell stock by Stoughton Printing

    • Cut by Bernie Grundman


    Musicians:



    • Dave Brubeck, piano

    • Paul Desmond, alto saxophone

    • Joe Morello, drums

    • Gene Wright, bass


     


    1. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    2. Strange Meadow Lark
    3. Take Five
    4. Three To Get Ready
    5. Kathy's Waltz
    6. Everybody's Jumpin'
    7. Pick Up Sticks
    Dave Brubeck
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