"When the Dave Brubeck Quartet broke up in 1967, Paul Desmond worked sporadically playing live dates, probably in part due to his substantial royalty income from his hit composition "Take Five." When Jim Hall was unavailable to play with Desmond in Canada, he recommended guitarist Ed Bickert who, like Hall, is a brilliant accompanist with the kind of musical E.S.P. that Desmond had with Brubeck. Bassist Don Thompson (who is also a fine pianist and vibraphonist) and drummer Jerry Fuller round out this solid quartet, which worked off and with Desmond when he played in Canada during the remainder of his life. These sessions, drawn from several nights at Bourbon Street in Toronto during the fall of 1975, are intimate performances enjoyed by attentive audiences. First released as a two-LP set by Horizon/A&M in 1976, the album wasn't in print long due to the demise of Horizon. This is easily the cream of the crop of Paul Desmond's post-Brubeck recordings as a leader and rivals the studio albums he recorded with Jim Hall; it is unfortunate that Desmond was diagnosed with lung cancer around the time this recording was first issued in 1976, which cut short a brilliant career far too soon." - AMG.
This is an Original Horizon/A&M release "Promo" recording (2 LP's) from 1976.
The records are Mint-.
The jacket is VG-.
The LP's Play Mint.
Incredibly 'alive' and 3 dimensional sounding. The acoustics are of a small club, audience and all. The soundstage is intimate and deep and club ambience is accurately captured. Each instrument is right in front of you. Fantastic realism.
Record 1 has some very low-level surface noise which is mostly on intro to tracks 1. Side 2 has none.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get
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