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PAUL DESMOND  (1924-1977)  was a great jazz alto sax player who came out of the West Coast cool jazz scene.  He was most famous for playing with the Dave Brubeck quartet. Desmond had a unique tone. It was very light, minimalist,  and melodic. As an alto sax player myself, I always admired him.  He played a Selmer (French) alto like mine, so I felt a sort of kinship and always tried to emulate his sound.  Unknown-1

In Desmond’s album “Summertime” he performs a touching Broadway song that is rarely done by jazz players—“Where is Love?” from Oliver.

This arrangement was by Don Sebesky.   Of this version, a jazz critic said, “..a thing of great beauty—now and for always.”


—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

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2011. Manhattan.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

2011. Manhattan. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.  Click to enlarge

KENNY BARRON  (piano) AND REGINA CARTER (violin)   “Shades of Gray” from the album Freefall

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