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  1. RECORDING: Dave Brubeck: Zurich '64Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 28 | All About Jazz

    In September 1964, the Dave Brubeck Quartet was in Zurich, Switzerland, on one of its countless tours of Europe. The group-Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums-appeared at the city's Kongresshaus concert hall.


  2. An Appreciation: Vocalist Al Jarreau ventured further than his smooth reputationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    ... released in 1977, offered a similarly fierce display of vocal invention. His percolating interpretation of Paul Desmond's "Take Five" - a song most commonly associated with Dave Brubeck - is a rapid-fire tour-de-force as Jarreau breathlessly ...


  3. More Female Vocals (and More) a ' Cheryl Fisher, Natalia M....Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... belts the song, singing with conviction and confidence. "Baby Brand New" contains a brilliant interpolation of Paul Desmond's "Take Five." Fed Neil's "Little Bit of Rain" mashes up 150 years of music in just over three minutes. Louis Armstrong, ...


  4. Take Five coming from Ned LubereckiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | The Bluegrass Blog

    ... then to the cool jazz of the late '50s and early '60s with Blue Monk, Girl From Ipanema , and the title track, Paul Desmond's big hit with Dave Brubeck in 1959. Even the album cover conveys the hip cat vibe of that era in jazz. Bluegrass lovers have ...


  5. Emmet Cohen Featuring Jimmy Cobb: Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... of the drums. Alto saxophonist sits in on two tunes, Cohen's "Folk Song" and "Hard Times," displaying a "Paul Desmond, dry martini tone," matching Cohen in technique and personality. Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1 , featuring Jimmy Cobb-who is, as ...


  6. RECORDING: Recent Listening: New Old BrubeckRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | All About Jazz

    All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year! Dave Brubeck Quartet With Paul Desmond At The Sunset Center 1955 New music by the Dave Brubeck Quartet has surfaced on the European label Solar.


  7. Band takes a Time Out to play BrubeckRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    With its syncopated 5/4 time, and lively conversation between piano and saxophone, Take Five is arguably one of the most famous songs recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Although the American-born pianist composed most of the quartet's songs, Take Five was actually written by the group's alto saxophonist Paul Desmond.


  8. Jess Green will begin Jazz at the Gods 2017 at the ANU Arts CentreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | The Age

    ... The Jack Beeche Quartet will perform Rebirth of the Cool on April 4. This is a tribute to "Cool Jazz" stars Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan and Lee Konit. Classic compositions from the period will be interspersed with tracks from Melbourne saxophonist ...


  9. VIDEO / DVD: 5 Albums That Cast a SpellRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2016 | All About Jazz

    ... at Town Hall , Erroll Garner: Concert by the Sea , The Gerry Mulligan Songbook , Rollins Plays for Bird and Paul Desmond and Jim Hall's Glad to Be Unhappy . If you think I'm being overly dramatic, I'm not. In fact, let's see how you do. Here are ...


  10. Take Five Concert for Musica Viva NY Features Aeolus Quartet and Alejandro Hernandez-ValdezRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2016 |

    The Aeolus Quartet and Musica Viva NY Artistic Director and pianist Alejandro Hernandez -Valdez are featured in Take Five-a concert of piano quintets and string quartets to benefit Musica Viva NY's artistic and outreach endeavors-on Sunday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church . The program features a new arrangement of Paul Desmond 's jazz standard Take Five for piano quintet by Alejandro Hernandez -Valdez, as well as Aaron Copland 's Two Pieces for String Quartet, Samuel Barber 's String Quartet, and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op.


  11. A Happy 2016 Birthday to Cool Jazz Cat Dave Brubeck, the Great Peter Buck, and Funny Man David OssmanRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2016 | Aquarius Papers

    ... down, and was as genuine and classy a person as I've ever met. Again, way cool. I shared this with you on Paul Desmond's birthday a few days back, but it bears re-posting here. From Wikipedia, "Following the conclusion of World War II, Desmond ...


  12. VIDEO / DVD: Dave Brubeck, Gone Four YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | All About Jazz

    ... committed. Here he is in 1964 in Belgium with the group long known as the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet. Paul Desmond, alto saxophone; Eugene Wright, bass; Joe Morello, drums. The piece is Brubeck's "Koto Song." Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012. To visit John ...


  13. A Happy 2016 Birthday to Cool Jazz Cat Paul DesmondRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2016 | Aquarius Papers

    Paul Desmond was a jazz saxophonist and composer, and according to wiki, "He was one of the most popular musicians to come out of the West Coast "cool jazz" scene, and the possessor of a legendary and idiosyncratic wit." More from Wikipedia: "Following the conclusion of World War II, Desmond started working ... with Brubeck at the Geary Cellar in San Francisco.


  14. BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul DesmondRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | All About Jazz

    ... page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion . Paul Desmond was revered for the pure, gentle tone of his alto saxophone, and the elegant lyricism of his improvisations. For seventeen years ...


  15. TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant Much Ado About Nothing for the HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 |

    ... with holiday masks for the occasion. The coastal soundscape and music of the masque is inspired by the jazz of Paul Desmond , Bill Evans , Vince Guaraldi, Dave Brubeck , Stan Getz, Chet Baker, and Tito Puente . "When we produced Love's Labor's Lost ...


  16. Picking 5: Brubeck's daughter names top tunes Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | RecordNET

    ... Iola and a sultry saxophone solo generate warmth. "Take Five": This 1959 classic, written by saxophone player Paul Desmond, remains Brubeck's signature song. It helped turn his quartet's "Time Out" into the first million-selling jazz album. "Blue ...


  17. Rowan Series showcases a Night of JazzRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 |

    Noted guitarist and Rowan University graduate and faculty member Brian Betz leads a night of jazz on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall, presented as part of the College of Performing Arts' Faculty Spotlight Series. The evening features Betz sharing the stage with Philadelphia-area musician Dan Monaghan and Rowan alum Chris Simonini in a program of compositions by Tadd Dameron, Paul Desmond, Eddie Harris, Johnny Mandel, Sonny Rollins, and Harry Warren.


  18. Track: Emily (Live) | Artist: Paul Desmond | Album: SummertimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2016 | Kotaku

    Square Enix is opening a new cafe in Tokyo's Akihabara on October 1. It's called, wait for it, Square Enix Cafe. Check out thea


  19. Blue Jay Jazz Foundation wraps up summer concert seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2016 | The Alpenhorn News

    The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation wrapped-up its 25th annual summer concert series on Thursday, August 18, with a Blue Jay Mountain Jam featuring an evening of the blues, rhythm and blues, and jazz performed by local musicians. The show kicked-off with Rim High School's Swinging Scots' crowd-pleasing rendition of composer Paul Desmond's 'Theme From Black Orpheus,' from the 1959 film Black Orpheus .


  20. The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time OutRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2016 | All About Jazz

    ... "Strange Meadow Lark" carries the listener on a journey that is melodic as it is indeed strange, thanks to Paul Desmond's alto saxophone, and Brubeck's plaintive piano solo. "Take Five," written by Desmond, was and remains the tune most people ...