Easy Living - the Music of the Paul Desmond & Jim Hall Quartet 10/26/23

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Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Join us for two nights of beautiful, smooth as glass jazz, in a presentation of the music of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall. Featuring Dave Mackenzie on saxophone, Chris Cortez on guitar, Charlie Silva on bass, and Paul Parker on drums.

Alto Saxophonist Paul Desmond was well known as a member of the Dave Brubeck quartet for his composition "Take Five", and for his dry, melodic saxophone tone. Guitarist Jim Hall was a comparatively unsung hero from that same period, with a mellow guitar tone, and unique approaches to music and improvisation. Desmond and Hall toured and recorded together for many years in a quartet setting with a variety of rhythm sections, and produced some of the most engaging, lush, and beautiful jazz music ever made.

Recently the complete recordings of the Paul Desmond and Jim Hall Quartet from 1959-1965 were released in their entirety as a 4 CD collection on the Mosaic label. The shared love of these recordings between Cortez and MacKenzie was the catalyst for this show. They agreed they would honor and respect the spirit of the recordings, with their dark, lush, sonorities and Great American Songbook choices, and the musicians would dive deep into the language of Desmond and Hall to create the atmosphere, but neither were interested in doing impressions. This will be their original take on that classic group.

This ticket link only for Thurs. 10/26 8 PM show


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