The Sound of a Dry Martini

NPR profiles Paul Desmond:

Known as “the swinging introvert,” Paul Desmond once described his sound as “like a dry martini.” With his darkly lilting approach, Desmond rose to fame while soloing in the crook of Dave Brubeck’s piano, teaming with the bandleader to help form one of the most heralded groups in jazz history. Desmond also penned one of the most successful jazz classics of all time, “Take Five.”

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