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Monday, May 8, 2017

Bridge Over Trouble Water - Paul Desmond

Feelin' Groovy
Bridge Over Trouble Water
Paul Desmond
Produced, Arranged and Directed by Don Sebesky
Photography by Kessel / Brehm Photography
A&M Records SP 3032
1970

Alto Saxophone – Paul Desmond
Art Direction – Tom Wilkes
Bass (Fender) – Jerry Jemmott
Bass (String) – Ron Carter
Drums – Airto Moreira, Bill Lavorgna, Joao Palma
Electric Piano – Herbie Hancock
Guitar – Gene Bertomcinni, Sam Brown

Fantastic jazz inspired arrangements of Simon's pop classics. Gatefold jacket.

From Billboard - November 7, 1970: Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond here takes a whole set of Paul Simon tunes and aided by a soft rhythm gives them quite a workout. Desmond's alto picks daintily at the title tune, "Mrs. Robinson" and others, weaving around them. This approach plus the familiarity of the material should broaden the album's appeal.

El Condor Pasa
So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
The 59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Mrs. Robinson
Old Friends
America
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
Scarborough Fair
Cecilia
Bridge Over Trouble Water

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