Paul Desmond



Paul Desmond

Rating
Active
1950 to 1977
Born
November 25, 1924 in San Francisco
Died
May 30, 1977
Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
Genres
Vocal
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. 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, Chet Baker, Jim Hall, and Ed Bickert.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Take Five

Take Five

The Dave Brubeck Quartet June 10, 2014

8 Tracks

Blues in Time

Blues in Time

Gerry Mulligan January 2, 2013

6 Tracks

Desmond Blue

Desmond Blue

Paul Desmond May 22, 2012

10 Tracks

First Place Again

First Place Again

Paul Desmond February 28, 2012

5 Tracks

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

Dave Brubeck February 9, 2011

9 Tracks

Pure Desmond

Pure Desmond

Paul Desmond January 25, 2011

7 Tracks

Easy Living

Easy Living

Paul Desmond July 8, 2008

5 Tracks

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Paul Desmond March 18, 2008

9 Tracks

Alone Together

Alone Together

Paul Desmond December 14, 2007

12 Tracks

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