Paul Desmond and Take Five Paul Desmond and Take Five
ReadOasis Step 3 By Maria Sonora “I would also like to thank my father, who discouraged me from playing the violin.” These are the... Paul Desmond and Take Five

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By Maria Sonora

“I would also like to thank my father, who discouraged me from playing the violin.” These are the words of Paul Desmond. He is one of the most popular musicians to come out of the West Coast cool jazz scene. Surely, he liked violin music, but he became famous as a saxophone player. If he had played the violin, he might not have become a success.

Desmond is most famous for the song “Take Five.” He wrote the song and performed it with The Dave Brubeck Quartet. (A...

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