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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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Seaside Heights. October, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

Seaside Heights. October, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.

PAUL DESMOND:   “Romance de Amor”  (arranged by Don Sebesky)

 

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NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

NYC Street Series. c. 2010.  By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.

THE LIVING SISTERS:

 

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