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Paul Desmond

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Paul Desmond (born Paul Emil Breitenfeld; November 25, 1924 – May 30, 1977) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer, best known for the work he did in the Dave Brubeck Quartet and for composing that group's greatest hit, ...

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Biography

Paul Desmond (born Paul Emil Breitenfeld; November 25, 1924 – May 30, 1977) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer, best known for the work he did in the Dave Brubeck Quartet and for composing that group's greatest hit, "Take Five". He was one of the most popular musicians to come out of the West Coast's cool jazz scene.

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You Go To My Head
You Go To My Head
Performer
Paul Desmond, as; Jim Hall, g; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 1958.
Take Five
Take Five
Performer
Gene Wright, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck & Joe Morello
Greensleeves
Greensleeves
Performer
Paul Desmond, as; Jim Hall, g; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. September 1959 & Paul Desmond
Warm Valley
Warm Valley
Performer
Paul Desmond, as; Ed Bickert, g; Ron Carter, b; Connie Kay, d September 1974 & Paul Desmond
Struttin' with Some Barbecue
Struttin' with Some Barbecue
Performer
Paul Desmond, as; Herbie Hancock, p; Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson, Bill Watrous, Kai Winding, tb; Burt Collings, Joe Shepley, Marvin Stamm, t;
Ray Alonge, Jimmy Buffington, fr-h; Jay Berliner, g; Jack Jennings, Airto Moreira, perc; Mike Mainieri, vib; Ron Carter, b; Leo Morris, d. Don Sebesky, arr 10 October 1968
2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West
2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West
Performer
Paul Desmond, as; Jim Hall, g; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 1959 & Paul Desmond
A Line for Lyons
A Line for Lyons
Performer
Paul Desmond, as; Gerry Mulligan, bs; Joe Benjamin, b; Dave Bailey, d. August 1957 & Paul Desmond
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