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Paul Desmond: Interview 1

Interview One: The Personality of Paul Desmond

Les Tomkins talks to composer and saxophonist Paul Desmond.

Interview: 1963

Source: Jazz Professional 

Interview Text or Transcript

The wit that often shows itself in his playing is very evident in the personality of Paul Desmond. This became clear to me in a between-shows discussion with the alto-key figure of the Brubeck four. While that famous saxophone reposed on a nearby table, its owner smiled as he said, of humour: “It was my major in college.”

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