Paul Desmond - Summertime (1968/2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Covers | 40:39 min | 253 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Label: AM Records (#SP-3015)
In the midst of lolling away his time in semi-retirement after the Dave Brubeck Quartet broke up in 1967, Paul Desmond allowed himself to be lured back into the recording studio by producer Creed Taylor, who knew exactly what to do with his idle, but by no means spent, alto player. The result is a beautifully produced, eclectic album of music that revives Desmond's "bossa antigua" idea and sends it in different directions, directly toward Brazil and various Caribbean regions, as well as back to the jazzy States.