Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.

The Paul Desmond Quintet/Quartet

The Paul Desmond Quintet/Quartet by Paul Desmond
Released: Jan 1993
Desmond's first two sets as a leader after gaining fame with Dave Brubeck are a portal into 1950s West Coast jazz. The opening numbers feature Desmond in an easygoing set modeled after Gerry Mulligan's piano-less quartet, and a couple sport an Eisenhower-era vocal choir. The final half is more propulsive and swinging, but it all shows off Desmond's elegant sax work.
Nick Dedina

Latest albums by Paul Desmond

Rhapsody app on your desktop or mobile device.

Get 3 months of Rhapsody for $1 and listen to millions of songs.

Available on iOS, Android, Windows and Web.