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rom 1950 to 1967, Paul Desmond played with the wildly successful Dave Brubeck Quartet; their midpoint triumph Time Out from 1959 is a staple on lists of the most important jazz LPs. Although Desmond contributed the biggest hit to the band book, “Take Five,” that immortal theme is an outlier, for Desmond mainly functioned in the Brubeck group as star soloist. While Brubeck’s relentlessly compositional and occasionally un-swinging piano style could be controversial, Desmond’s relaxed command of improvised melody on

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