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Bridge Over Troubled Water

by Paul Desmond

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Desmond

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Bridge Over Troubled Water

by Paul Desmond

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Label: A&M Records
OK, on the surface this CD is kind of lame: cool alto sax master Paul Desmond plays the Simon & Garfunkel songbook as an orchestra swells behind him. Here's the thing though -- Desmond was a lyrical improvisatory genius, the S&G songs are surprisingly well-suited to jazz and even Don Sebesky's lush charts are tolerable. Desmond bouncing along with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter on "Feelin' Groovy" is the set's clear highlight.

About This Album

OK, on the surface this CD is kind of lame: cool alto sax master Paul Desmond plays the Simon & Garfunkel songbook as an orchestra swells behind him. Here's the thing though -- Desmond was a lyrical improvisatory genius, the S&G songs are surprisingly well-suited to jazz and even Don Sebesky's lush charts are tolerable. Desmond bouncing along with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter on "Feelin' Groovy" is the set's clear highlight.

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About This Album

OK, on the surface this CD is kind of lame: cool alto sax master Paul Desmond plays the Simon & Garfunkel songbook as an orchestra swells behind him. Here's the thing though -- Desmond was a lyrical improvisatory genius, the S&G songs are surprisingly well-suited to jazz and even Don Sebesky's lush charts are tolerable. Desmond bouncing along with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter on "Feelin' Groovy" is the set's clear highlight.