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1975: The Duets

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Released  1975
Producer  John Snyder
Label  Verve Records
Length  37:34
Release date  1975
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  10 June - 16 September 1975
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Artists  Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond
Similar  Paul Desmond albums, Jazz albums

1975: The Duets is a 1975 studio album by Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. It was the only album the pair made that solely featured them as a duo.



The album was reviewed by Ken Dryden at Allmusic who wrote that "Their magical ESP is evident from start to finish. Brubeck's lyricism throughout these sessions will surprise critics who label him as "bombastic," while Desmond, known for his pure dry-toned alto sax, throws a few curves to his longtime fans....the memorable interaction between the two musicians during this performance should be considered one of the high points of their respective careers. This is an essential acquisition for fans of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond." This album's notes recite that Brubeck and Desmond earned a transatlantic crossing playing these numbers on the ship nightly, later recording this set which likely represents eight basically then ad hoc arrangements. The album has been out-of-print for years.

Track listing

  1. "Alice in Wonderland" (Sammy Fain, Bob Hilliard) - 4:04
  2. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 5:09
  3. "La Paloma Azul (Blue Dove)" (Traditional) - 4:34
  4. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) - 4:45
  5. "Koto Song" (Dave Brubeck) - 5:56
  6. "Balcony Rock" (Brubeck, Paul Desmond) - 2:16
  7. "Summer Song" (Brubeck) - 3:18
  8. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 7:32


  • Dave Brubeck - piano, arranger
  • Paul Desmond - alto saxophone, liner notes
  • Production

  • Hollis King, Roland Young - art direction
  • Dave Achelis - assistant engineer
  • Harry Mittman - photography
  • Stan Evenson, Isabelle Wong - design
  • Elvin Campbell - engineer
  • Kevin Reeves - mastering
  • John Snyder - producer
  • Andy Kman - production coordination
  • Harry Weinger - reissue supervisor
  • Songs

    1Alice In Wonderland4:04
    2These Foolish Things5:10
    3Blue Dove4:35


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