Paul Desmond – Desmond Blue (180g LP)


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Analog Spark – AS0009 ( LSP-2436 RCA Victor)

Limited Edition – Pressed at RTI
Limited edition AAA pressing
Cut from the original stereo tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Stoughton Printing old style tip-on jacket
180-gram vinyl pressed and plated at RTI
Originally released as part of RCA Victor’s Living Stereo series in 1962, Desmond Blue is a sonic spectacular that features alto saxophonist Paul Desmond at his best. Although perhaps best known as a member of The Dave Brubeck Quartet and composter of “Take Five,” Desmond’s solo effort is a welcome spotlight on his immense talent.

A longtime audiophile favorite, the album features Desmond uniquely backed by a string orchestra and was recorded by George Avakian at Webster Hall over the course of three separate performances in September and October 1961. Desmond’s melodic playing consistently guides the orchestra through arrangements of standards such as “My Funny Valentine,” ” I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Body and Soul.” Analog Spark is happy to announce a new reissue of this essential album – cut from the original stereo tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed at RTI on 180-gram vinyl.



Bob Prince

Arranged By, Conductor

Ray Hall


Jim Hall

Featuring, Guitar

Hugh Bell

Photography By

George Avakian


Paul Desmond


A1My Funny Valentine
A2Desmond Blue
A3Then I'll Be Tired Of You
A4I've Got You Under My Skin
A5Late Lament
B1I Should Care
B2Like Someone In Love
B3Ill Wind
B4Body And Soul

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