Monday, March 9, 2009

Throwback: Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take 5

I figured I'd hit ya'll with something different this time on the throwback so I picked Take's a lil more info

Take Five" is a classic jazz piece first recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet and released on its 1959 album Time Out. It became first million-selling jazz single on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1961, at a time when rock music was in fashion.
“Take Five” became Brubeck’s best known and signature tune, although it was composed by Paul Desmond, the group's saxophonist, based on drummer Joe Morello’s 5/4 beat. It became famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody and use of an unusual five beat quintuple time, from which its name is derived. [1]
The original single was recorded at Columbia's 30th Street Studios in New York City on June 25, July 1 & August 18, 1959. Dave Brubeck and Steve Race wrote the liner notes for the album.


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