Paul Desmond – Paul Desmond 1968 Japan red vinyl LP with obi


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Offered for sale is a 1968 Japanese red vinyl pressing of Paul Desmond by Paul Desmond, including the original obi.

This album is a reissue of the 1959 LP First Place Again, featuring Jim Hall, Connie Kay, and Percy Heath.

About this copy: This copy of Paul Desmond is a 1968 pressing on the Warner Brothers label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight foxing on the back cover.

The obi is in good condition, with a number of wrinkles, and repaired tears at the top and bottom edges.  It is complete, however, and the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

This album was issued without an insert.

The red vinyl disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once.  Beautiful disc.

A very rare copy of a terrific LP and one that’s almost impossible find complete.

Background:  Taking a break from the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Paul Desmond got together with guitarist Jim Hall and half of the Modern Jazz Quartet – bassist Percy Heath and drummer Connie Kay to put together this rather impromptu LP. gave First Place Again a 3 1/2 star review:

The title of this set by alto saxophonist Paul Desmond refers to his having placed first once again in the alto chair in the Downbeat poll. Released in 1959, First Place Again is the result of an unexpected gathering of the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet: Percy Heath and Connie Kay, and Jimmy Giuffre 3 guitarist Jim Hall. …Desmond, of course, being at that time the king of melodic improvisation on the alto — with the possible exception of Art Pepper’s ascendancy — is in fine form. His whimsical, breathy, dry tone is sharp, on the spot, and full of ideas as he quotes from a vast number of tunes. This is a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxed set…

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in