Paul Desmond ‎– From The Hot Afternoon

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A&M Records ‎– SP 3024, A&M Records ‎– SP-3024, CTI Records ‎– SP 3024, CTI Records ‎– SP-3024
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
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Tracklist

A1 October 2:55
A2 Round N' Round 4:30
A3 Faithful Brother 3:00
A4 To Say Goodbye 4:00
A5 From The Hot Afternoon 3:19
B1 Circles 3:40
B2 Martha & Romao 3:00
B3 Catavento 2:40
B4 Latin Chant 4:20
B5 Crystal Illusions 4:00

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Recorded at Van Gelder Studios June 24, 25; August 13, 14, 1969

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
C25Y3809, SP 3024 Paul Desmond From The Hot Afternoon(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records C25Y3809, SP 3024 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
SP 3024, SP-3024 Paul Desmond From The Hot Afternoon(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records, CTI Records, CTI Records SP 3024, SP-3024 US 1969 Sell This Version
LAX-3106 Paul Desmond From The Hot Afternoon(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) A&M Records LAX-3106 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
314 543 487-2 Paul Desmond From The Hot Afternoon(CD, Album, RE, DIg) Verve Records, A&M Records 314 543 487-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
SP 3024, SP-3024 Paul Desmond From The Hot Afternoon(LP, Album, RE, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records, CTI Records, CTI Records SP 3024, SP-3024 US Unknown Sell This Version

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P_Hangman

P_Hangman

March 20, 2013

Paul Desmond, the great composer of Dave Brubeck's Quintet jazz classic "Take Ten", released this LP in the 60's, when almost every jazzman was experimenting with Brasillian Music -mainly Bossa-Nova- in order to release some comercial works to make big money. Honestly, i think that was the main reason of the Brasillian explosion in american Jazz in the 60's. Some fine jazz guys made horrific pop records with Bossa.
But Paul Desmond didn't fall in there: this release is fine as hell. The composers and the arrangers made excelent brasillian adaptations of nice melodies, to be played in a jazzy mood. But this isn't jazz. It's filled with strings and horns. (The same thing happened with the Guitar master, Wes Montgomery). Is a very comercial release, but, instead of sounding crappy, it's excellent. Filled with nostalgic songs. And the interpretations of the musicians are supreme. Nothing dull in here. Maybe for a jazz purist, the only problem will be the orchestra backing up the smooth Sax of Desmond. For other people, that will be the "catch" of the record. Anyway, "From The Hot Afternoon" is a must for the Brasillian music lovers and, poorly, for jazz listeners.
The only example i could give about a similar record would be the Brasillian years of Stan Getz. But this is far more comercial.