Offered for sale is an original U.S. red vinyl promotional copy of Paul Desmond Featuring Don Elliott by the Paul Desmond Quartet.
The record is a stock copy, with “Promotional Copy Not For Sale” stamped on both the back cover and the record labels.
About this copy: This copy of Paul Desmond Featuring Don Elliott is an original 1956 U.S. pressing on the Fantasy label.
The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the corners, but no ring wear and no splits. There is a small stain in the upper left hand corner of the front cover.
The red vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed. Beautiful disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Released in 1956, Paul Desmond Featuring Don Elliott was the second album by Paul Desmond as a bandleader.
Desmond takes an emphatic step forward as a stylist here, even while giving featured co-billing to his brass sideman Don Elliott. Again, he chooses to omit the piano so as not to compete with his Brubeck recordings (Brubeck and Desmond had an informal agreement to that effect), and his musical imagination here doesn’t really require a piano’s harmonic support anyway. Desmond sounds much more confident and witty than at any time on his debut LP, knocking out a really great solo on his own “Jazzabelle” for starters, bowing to no outside style ogres. Desmond’s other composition “Sacre Blues” is a clever takeoff from the first few notes of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” with a walking bass counting off the beat; and the normally self-effacing saxophonist even goes way up high for one of the few times in his solo career.
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|Year of Release:||1956|