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Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Desmond

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Paul Desmond
All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Desmond's birthday today!

He is revered for the pure, gentle tone of his alto saxophone, and the elegant lyricism of his improvisations. For seventeen years he was the lead soloist in the most commercially successful jazz combo ever, the Dave Brubeck Quartet. In an era that worshipped the frenetic, bebop style of Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond found his own sound, a tone that he claimed imitated a “dry martini... Read more.

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