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Dave Brubeck - Take Five


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..

Customer Comments

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

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