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Paul Desmond

The West Coast Groove

There’s a handful of albums I can put on when I’m feeling like a burning pile of garbage that will instantly make me feel better. Whatever psychological purgatory I may be in will subside for the moment and I’ll feel a little more human. 1,025 more words

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Playlist: Paul Desmond solos on Dave Brubeck's "Time Out" album

When I complete transcriptions for all of the solos on an album, I’ll include them all in one playlist post for easy reference. The tag cloud is also a quick way to find all of the transcriptions by a specific artist. 33 more words

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Paul Desmond - Kathy's Waltz

I’m closing out the year by closing out the “Time Out” album. 71 more words

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Paul Desmond - Everybody's Jumpin'

The second to last transcription from the Time Out album. 92 more words

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Paul Desmond - Blue Rondo À La Turk

I continue to power through the “Time Out” album. 84 more words

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1959: The Year That Changed Jazz

1959. It was a pivotal year for jazz. Musicians started breaking away from bebop, exploring new, experimental forms. And four absolutely canonical LPs were recorded that year: …

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