Jazz alto saxophonist and composer born in San Francisco, best
known for the work he did in the Dave Brubeck Quartet and for penning
that group's greatest hit, "Take Five". He was not only one of the
most popular musicians to come out of the West Coast's "cool jazz"
scene, but also the possessor of a legendary and idiosyncratic wit.
In addition to his work with Brubeck he led several of his own
groups and did significant collaborations with artists such as
Gerry Mulligan, Jim Hall and Chet Baker. .
Notable Albums are Bossa Nova U.S.A 1962 (w. Dave Brubeck), Bossa Antigua 1964.