Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 30 May 1977 (aged 52)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Plot Ashes Spread In Hills Of Big Sur
Memorial ID 8165714 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Bongo Pete
  • Added: 8 Dec 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8165714
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Desmond (25 Nov 1924–30 May 1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8165714, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.