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by Paul Desmond


Paul Emil Breitenfeld, 25 November 1924, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 30 May 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Alto saxophonist Desmond is best known as a member of the Dave Brubeck quartet, in which he played from 1951-67 and to whose popular success he greatly contributed by writing the hit ‘Take Five’. However, aficionados and critics alike agree that much of his best work was done away from Brubeck’s often stiff improvisations and tricky time signatures, in... Read more


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