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Desmond Vs. Drums, or Adventures in Tinky-Boom

After a lengthy spell of no posts, I found some time to write.  I won’t say free time, because if I do, an assignment will suddenly appear.  While sitting in a particularly boring lecture the other day, I began to think about Paul Desmond’s public and private spats with drummers in Brubeck’s quartets. Continue reading

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Desmond’s Quotes- The Way You Look Tonight

Dave_Brubeck_and_Paul_Desmond_at_Birdland__Marcel_FleissAG335 After focusing on records for so long, this post is a change of pace and a return to one of the original reasons why I started my blog in the first place:  Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck!  In this edition of ‘Desmond’s Quotes’, I finally and actually solve a mystery that was sparked by something I read in a book. Continue reading

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In Europe // Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia CS 8128)

After a brief hiatus due to finals and end-of-the-year projects and assignments, I am back!  What, you thought the ‘college’ in ‘College Jazz Collector’ was for decoration? Continue reading

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Desmond’s Quotes-I Want To Be Happy

Paul Desmond counted Gerry Mulligan as one of his friends, and enjoyed playing with him on records and in live performances.  This friendship was evident in Paul’s music,as he often drew upon Mulligan’s innovative piano-less quartet format for his own recording sessions.   Continue reading

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Desmond’s Quotes- Gone With The Wind

 

paul-desmondPaul Desmond’s penchant for slipping quotes from other songs or solos into his own solos is well known among jazz musicians and his fans.  Desmond’s discography is rife with examples.  Dave Brubeck often talked about the way Desmond would weave together different quotes from various songs to tell a story or communicate a message.   Continue reading

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