Summertime (Paul Desmond album)

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Summertime
Studio album by Paul Desmond
Released 1969
Recorded October 10, 16 & 24, 1968
November 5 & 20, 1968
December 26, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz, Latin jazz
Length 40:05
Label A&M/CTI
SP 3015
Producer Creed Taylor
Paul Desmond chronology
The Last Time We Saw Paris
(1967)
Summertime
(1968)
From the Hot Afternoon
(1969)

Summertime is an album by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring performances recorded in 1968 and released on the CTI label.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Samba (Struttin') With Some Barbeque" (Armstrong) - 4:26
  2. "Olvidar" (Sebesky) - 5:33
  3. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (Lennon, McCartney) - 2:12
  4. "Emily" (Mandel, Mercer) - 4:45
  5. "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Morey, Churchill) - 3:07
  6. "Autumn Leaves" (Kosma, Mercer) - 3:00
  7. "Where Is Love?" (Bart) - 5:30
  8. "Lady in Cement" (Montenegro) - 3:08
  9. "North by Northeast" (Paul Desmond) - 4:30
  10. "Summertime" (Gershwin, Heyward) - 3:54
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 10 (tracks 7 & 10), October 16 (tracks 4 & 9), October 24 (tracks 2 & 5), November 5 (track 8), November 20 (tracks 1 & 6), and December 26 (track 3), 1968.

Personnel[edit]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic reviewer Richard S. Ginell states "The result is a beautifully produced, eclectic album of music that revives Desmond's "bossa antigua" idea and sends it in different directions, directly toward Brazil and various Caribbean regions, as well as back to the jazzy States... Never before had Desmond's alto been recorded so ravishingly".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 10, 2012
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 10, 2012