Paul Desmond — American Musician born on November 05, 1924, died on May 30, 1977

Paul Desmond 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... (wikipedia)

I was overlooked long before anyone knew who I was.
I would also like to thank my father who discouraged me from playing the violin at an early age.
Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can't be taught.
We used to get on planes, and they'd ask who we were, and we'd say, 'The Dave Brubeck Quartet', and they'd say, 'Who?' In later years they'd say, 'Oh', which amounts to the same thing.

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