All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Discography » The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond

1

The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond

The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond by Brent Jensen
buy album

Brent Jensen

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2001
Views: 1,439

Track Listing

Wendy; Tangerine; Black Orpheus; Things Ain't What They Used To Be; Take Five; Audrey; Line For Lyons; Body & Soul; Out of Nowhere; Alice In Wonderland.


Personnel

Brent Jensen
saxophone, alto
Dean Koba
drums

Album Description

Idaho-based Saxophonist Brent Jensen teams with members of Los Angeles' Acoustic Jazz Quartet in a collection of 10 tunes closely associated with the ever-lyrical and inventive alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. Says jazz writer Doug Ramsey in his liner notes, "He knows what Desmond was made of. In this homage, Jensen succeeds, uncannily, in marshaling many of Desmond's essential qualities." A student of Lee Konitz, Jensen, "...a saxophonist of impressive range, comfortable in idioms from mainstream to free," early on discovered his affinity for the under-appreciated melodicism and singing quality of Desmond's alto voice. "If Brent Jensen's tribute calls attention to Desmond's importance as one of the great individualists among jazz soloists, it is good for Brent, good for listeners and good for music. And it could do wonders for the dry martini industry."


Tags

Album uploaded by Brent Jensen

Watch


Post a comment about this album

Shop Amazon

Album Reviews

Aufbruch
J. Peter Schwalm & Markus Reuter
Purvs
Liudas Mockūnas / Arvydas Kazlauskas
Chapter One
Marieke Koopman
Griots
Gerald Cleaver

Free Tracks

Bagunza
Tomás Cabado
Lockdown
Ofer Shapira
Zadar
Nuno Damião
The Alchemist
Scott Reeves

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.