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Paul Desmond (1924-1977) was a U.S jazz saxophonist.

Desmond was born Paul Emil Breitenfeld in San Francisco, California on 25th November 1924. He came to prominence with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, which lasted from 1951 until 1967. Desmond wrote their biggest hit, "Take Five".

Desmond's alto saxophone tone and technique owed nothing to the great alto player of the time, Charlie Parker; instead his was a clear, light, floating sound and highly melodic playing style. Much of the success… read more

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  • Avatar for pitrafilla
    Excellent! !!!
  • Avatar for jahyuck
    tone master
  • Avatar for juninhohyuuga
    Buddy Holly?
  • Avatar for imtrance
    Agree with xClipse.
  • Avatar for xClipse
    Very suitable for a hot lazy afternoon.
  • Avatar for nowtimeintmp
    I bought my first 'LP' in Montreal ; Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond- Line for Lyons. 1958. Had been into Jazz since 1951. WOW ! Nowon has ever replaced Paul !!
  • Avatar for titolinhas
    Absolutely amazing :)
  • Avatar for Lone__Wolf
    top notch
  • Avatar for ulissespiassa
    Some say he was a brazilian, born in San Francisco...
  • Avatar for Kershlaus91
    My current jazz icon... It's too bad he died so soon..

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