About The Video
Paul Desmond's "Take Five" had been the unlikely smash hit for the Dave Brubeck Quartet for a little over a year when this 1961 episode of Jazz Casual was taped in San Francisco.
Desmond had become extremely comfortable with his creation by then and turns in a beautiful fluid solo, while Brubeck Gene Wright and Joe Morello lock into the 3 beat-2 beat pattern that forms the basis for the composition..
At 67 this piece keeps my spirit alive as it did when a youth in Sydney in 1959/60- wardie
WOW! One of the best versions of Take Five I have ever heard. Desmond is amazingly smooth.- ChEBass
One of the biggest mistakes I ever made in school was when Brubeck concert tickets went onsale at UCLA back in 1961 was wait to ask for a date then went to get the tickets, only to find them SOLDOUT! I learned a valuable lesson: Buy tickets ASAP!- Jim Gonz/Dyksta Hall