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Paul Desmond
Birth: Nov. 25, 1924
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: May 30, 1977
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Jazz Musician. Born originally Paul Emil Brightenfeld in San Francisco California. He is known primarily for his work with The Dave Brubeck Quartet from 1951-67. Composer of the quartet's huge 1959 hit "Take 5" among others. He passed away on Memorial Day, leaving his vast royalties to The American Red Cross. (bio by: Bongo Pete) 
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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Originally Created by: Bongo Pete
Record added: Dec 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8165714
Paul Desmond
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You guys were THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank the good Lord that your beautiful sounds will forever be captured on record, etc. Take 5 brings back so many memories of my best friend, his Dad (rest their souls) and me listening to that album. RIP Paul and...(Read more)
- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: May. 30, 2014

- Cindy
 Added: May. 30, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Nov. 25, 2013
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