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Paul Desmond/Alto Sax

Discography: 1948-1977

This listing includes original titles and rerelease titles. Since the rereleases are more readily available they are given last.

A beside a catalog number indicates a CD.

All dates are recording dates, unless otherwise noted.

This is by no means a complete Discography. There are literally hundreds of Brubeck/Desmond releases on various labels. I have tried to concentrate on what is currently available.

A number of published sources have been used to compile this Discography particularly:

  • Bruyninckx, Walter. Modern Jazz: Be-bop, Hard Bop, West Coast. Belgium: Mechelen, 1985.
  • Harrod, James A. Jazz, the 1950s: Index of Musicians, UCI Bookstore, Universtity of California, Irvine CA [This website is no longer available.]
  • Raben, Erik (editor). Jazz Records 1942-1980, Copenhagen:, 1991
  • Sorb, Ilse & Fischer, Klaus-Gotthard. Dave Brubeck: Improvisations and Compositions. New York: Peter Lang, 1994
  • Wallace, Malcolm. Dave Brubeck Archive

As well, the following people have generously supplied information: Michael Baughan, Dan Blana, Mike Davis, Ken Dryden, Gil Ferreira, Barry Hatcher, Mathias Herman, Mike Lower, Wendell Norman, Doug Ramsey, Paul Stanley, Hans van der Plas, Bert Whitford, Jim Williams.