- Clips (1)Latest ClipThe history of the saxophone part 2: alto - The Jazz House
- TracksLast Played on BBC
- MoreSimilar Artists, Official Links
- The history of the saxophone part 2: alto - The Jazz Househttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdbh8.jpg2011-11-29T00:00:00ZA special edition of The Jazz House featuring Richard Michael charting the history of the saxophone in all its styles. Part two features the alto sax.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d5bf3447-c526-4f7c-9931-4b7c80fe34de?clipfocus=p00m5bh2Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 21 mins
The history of the saxophone part 2: alto - The Jazz House
Clips from Similar Artists
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 did 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.