Desmond Blue

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Desmond Blue
Desmond Blue.jpg
Studio album by
Released1962
RecordedSeptember 13 & 28 and October 2, 1961
VenueWebster Hall, New York City
GenreJazz
Length48:52
LabelRCA Victor LPM 2438
ProducerGeorge Avakian
Paul Desmond chronology
First Place Again
(1959)
Desmond Blue
(1962)
Two of a Mind
(1962)

Desmond Blue is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring performances recorded in 1961 which were released on the RCA Victor label.[1][2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "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".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Desmond except where noted.

  1. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 3:53
  2. "Desmond Blue" – 3:42
  3. "Then I'll Be Tired of You" (Arthur Schwartz, Yip Harburg) – 4:08
  4. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Cole Porter) – 4:41
  5. "Late Lament" – 4:11
  6. "I Should Care" (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn) – 3:52
  7. "Like Someone in Love" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 4:13
  8. "Ill Wind" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:52
  9. "Body and Soul" (Johnny Green, Frank Eyton, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 4:51

Note

  • Recorded at Webster Hall in New York City on September 13, 1961 (track 1), September 28, 1961 (tracks 5-7) and October 2, 1961 (tracks 2-4, 8 & 9).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Desmond Catalog accessed February 29, 2016
  2. ^ Paul Desmond Discography Part Three: 1960-1969 Archived 2016-03-24 at the Wayback Machine accessed February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Berry, S. Jim Hall discography Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine accessed February 29, 2016
  4. ^ a b Haney, Shawn M.. Desmond Blue – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 29, 2016.