Monday, January 24, 2011

CD Reissue of the Week - "Paul Desmond: Pure Desmond"

CD Reissue of the Week
Paul Desmond: "Pure Desmond" (CTI/Sony Masterworks) 1975/2011

Rating: *****
Original album produced by Creed Taylor & engineered by Rudy Van Gelder
Musical supervision by Don Sebesky
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, September 1974
Cover photo: Jerry Sarapochiello
Liner photo: Tony Ynocencio
Album design: Bob Ciano
Reissue produced by Richard Seidel & mastered by Mark Wilder

Featuring: Ed Bickert (guitar), Ron Carter (bass) & Connie Kay (drums)
This new 13-track CD reissue, in mini-LP papersleeve format, includes the eight tracks from the original LP release plus 2 bonus tracks ("MASH" and "Wave") and alternate takes of "Nuages," "Just Squeeze Me" and "Till The Clouds Roll By."

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