Paul Desmond – Take Ten Japan LP with rare cap obi


A Japanese pressing of Take Ten by Paul Desmond, complete with rare cap obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Take Ten by Paul Desmond, complete with the original “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of Take Ten is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1963.

The cover is VG+, with faint ring wear.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-, but has a bit of foxing.

The disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.

A nice copy of a jazz classic.

Background: Released in 1963, Take Ten was the third album by saxophone player Paul Desmond. gave Take Ten a 4 1/2 star review:

Now listeners enter the heart of the Paul Desmond/Jim Hall sessions, a great quartet date with Gene Cherico manning the bass (Gene Wright deputizes on the title track) and MJQ drummer Connie Kay displaying other sides of his personality. Everyone wanted Desmond to come up with a sequel to the monster hit “Take Five”; and so he did, reworking the tune and playfully designating the meter as 10/8. …There is not a single track here that isn’t loaded with ingeniously worked out, always melodic ideas.


Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: RCA
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in