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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,…

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  • Buddy Holly?
  • Agree with xClipse.
  • Very suitable for a hot lazy afternoon.
  • 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 !!
  • Absolutely amazing :)
  • top notch
  • Some say he was a brazilian, born in San Francisco...
  • My current jazz icon... It's too bad he died so soon..
  • Excellent!
  • Hope you were alive...

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