Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond (* 25. November 1924; † 30. May 1977) was a more importantly cool jazz - saxophonist.

Admits became it by Dave the Brubeck quartet (he wrote its largest hit, “Take Five “), in which hefrom 1951 (when it was created) until 1967 played. Its old saxophone - play oriented itself little at Charlie Parker, the large old saxophonists of this time it had a clear, easy, flowing sound, which many tried to imitate in vain. He lovedgentle Balladen and slid occasionally into dreamed or kitschige Soli off (a question of the point of view), until it was again waked up by its volume colleagues. Cooperating its easy, airy style and Brubecks heavy, polytonalen piano play carried much for the success of the classicalDave Brubeck of quartet.

The moon worked also with Gerry Mulligan, Jim resounds and others together. 1967, after its separating from the Brubeck quartet, he pausierte one while and dipped later occasionally into reunifications with Brubeck, Mulligan, resounds, OD Bickertand others up;it played 1971 a Weihnachtskonzert with decaying jazz Quartet. Its ability to the improvised countering part is perhaps best audible on the two albums, which it took up with Gerry Mulligan (“Mulligan Desmond Quartet” and “Two OFA Mind ").

Apart from its play it was well-known for its spirit-rich kind, as the liners and the memory of others occupy notes of its solo albums. A few years long there was the rumor, it at its autobiography would write, however she appearednever. When it died 1977, that was not to be added to its heavy drinking, but causes for the cancer, by smoking. He expressed himself ironically pleased over the condition of his liver: “Pristine, one OF the great livers OF our time. Awashin Dewars and fill OF health.“He organized its last concert with Brubeck in February 1977 in New York. Its fans did not know that it was critically ill.
The moon died in the same year and bequeathed everything, its inheritances as well asthe immense percentages of profits for “Take Five”, the red cross.

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