TIL that, upon his death in 1977, jazz composer Paul Desmond left the rights to royalties for his performances and compositions, including “Take Five”, to the American Red Cross, which has since received combined royalties of approximately $100,000 per year

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Among the best sax players ever. A music critic once said of him, “he sounds like a dry martini.”

AustinDiggler

Artists should be doing this. Leaving a legacy.

kur0nek0999

Unfortunately the Red Cross is shit

-ordinary

Holy shit, I always thought Dave Brubeck wrote Take Five.

zodar

Why did he have to pick the most corrupt, bloated, and mismanaged charity in existence to donate to? Seriously, for anyone who knows anything about charities, the number one rule is never give to the Red Cross. Virtually anything else is better.

happytreecow