Paul Desmond
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1924-11-25
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Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond Biography (Wikipedia)

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.

In addition to his work with Brubeck, he led several of his own groups and engaged in significant collaborations with artists such as Gerry Mulligan, Jim Hall and Chet Baker. After years of chain smoking and general poor health, Desmond succumbed to lung cancer in 1977 following one last tour with Brubeck.

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Take Five
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Take Five
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Take Five (Live in Japan)
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Take Five (Live in Japan)
Dave Brubeck
Blue Rondo A La Turk
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Blue Rondo A La Turk
Paul Desmond
El Condor Pasa
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El Condor Pasa
Paul Desmond
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
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I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
Paul Desmond
You Go To My Head
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You Go To My Head
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I'm Old Fashioned
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I'm Old Fashioned
Paul Desmond
Some Day My Prince Will Come
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Some Day My Prince Will Come
Paul Desmond
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
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The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Paul Desmond
Samba With Some Barbecue
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Samba With Some Barbecue
Dave Brubeck
The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight
Gene Wright, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck & Joe Morello
Take Five
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Take Five
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Take five
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