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Finding aid of the David Van Kriedt Papers
MSS 297  
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Collection consists primarily of musical scores and parts by David van Kriedt.
David van Kriedt (1922-1994) was a jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He studied under Darius Milhaud at Mills College in the 1940s, where he became a member of the Dave Brubeck Octet. This short-lived group included several players who would become well-known jazz musicians, including Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), Bill Smith (clarinet), Cal Tjader (drums), and van Kriedt (tenor saxophone). Van Kriedt also played with Stan Kenton's band and Paul Desmond's quintet in the 1950s. He composed several tunes featured on Desmond's first album as a group leader, Desmond: The Paul Desmond Quintet. Van Kriedt's later career focused on teaching, performing and composing on the West Coast and in Australia.
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