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Paul Desmond – Take Ten (Speakers Corner)

Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne


No, not "Take Five" but "Take Ten" is the name of the LP and the first title. Which could be understood as a small hint that it was not Dave Brubeck but Paul Desmond who was the composer of this 'Millionseller'. Guitarist Jim Hall is more than a piano substitute in this recording session; he brings a new timbre to the quartet, influenced by the bossa nova.

All titles are light and airy, the melody and the sound are transparent. In every second one remains curious about the clear lines, the wealth of ideas of the soloists. This not only applies to the standards "Alone Together", "Nancy" and "The One I Love", all three ad-hoc arrangements in the studio that prove how familiar the musicians are with each other, how to listen, answer and maintain the dialogue.
The mood is relaxed, which is also transmitted to the listeners after almost half a century.

Release details

Label: RCA Victor, Speakers Corner Records
Format: LP, Album, Remastered, Stereo
Units: 1
Country: UK, Europe & US
Released: 2005
Genre: Jazz
Style: Cool Jazz


A1 Take Ten
A2 El Prince
A3 Alone Together
A4 Embarcadero
B1 Theme From "Black Orpheus"
B2 Nancy
B3 Samba De Orfeu
B4 The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)