Paul Desmond

First Place Again (11418)

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First Place Again

Paul Desmond

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559466776

EJC 156714

11418

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

· SIX-PANEL DIGIPACK COLLECTOR'S SERIE

· THE COMPLETE LP + 6 BONUS TRACKS

Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond—best known for his work with the Dave Brubeck Quartet—and guitarist Jim Hall had a fruitful musical relationship. First Place Again (Warner Bros W-1356), recorded in 1959 in a quartet format along with Modern Jazz Quartet members Percy Heath and Connie Kay, and released the following year, was the album that started off their collaboration, which wouldcontinue, on and off, up until 1975, that is two years before Desmond’s untimely death at the age of 52. N“Susie,” recorded during the same sessions but not included on the original LP, as well as fi ve further quartet tracks from later dates, have been added here as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • PAUL DESMOND, alto sax
  • JIM HALL, guitar
  • PERCY HEATH, bass
  • CONNIE KAY, drum

New York, September 5, 6 & 7, 1959

(*) BONUS TRACKS:

  • [8]: Same as above. From the same sessions, not on the original LP.
  • [9]: Same personnel as above but GEORGE DUVIVIER plays bass.
  • [10-13]: Same personnel but GENE CHERICO plays bass.

(*) BONUS TRACKS:

  • 01 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 02 For All We Know
  • 03 Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West
  • 04 Greensleeves
  • 05 You Go to My Head
  • 06 East of the Sun
  • 07 Time After Time
  • 08 Susie(*)
  • 09 Out of Nowhere(*)
  • 10 The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else (*)
  • 11 Polka Dots and Moonbeams(*)
  • 12 Samba de Orfeu(*)
  • 13 Poor Butterfly(*)
  • TOTAL TIME: 76:28 Min.