Skip to comments.Something Wonderful: "You can do anything when you're wearing sunglasses."...(Take Five music video)
Posted on 03/20/2013 4:06:23 PM PDT by virgil283
Maine band Unorganized Hancock plays Take Five by The Dave Brubeck Quartet from their album Time Out. Take Five was written by Paul Desmond in 1959. The song is known for being in quintuple (5/4) time, from which its name is derived. Time Out is considered one of the greatest West Coast Jazz records ever recorded. The album itself oozes a vibe that I link to the late 1950's and early 1960's. In a sentence; music your granddad would have viewed with vague disapproval.
The Heir is doing all the heavy lifting. He is playing three parts on the recording. He has learned to play the bass fairly well, even though he only recently started messing around with it. He tried to cajole a handful of his friends to play along with him, but they all fall out almost immediately. He decided to do it himself. With the help of my readers, he's able to record multiple tracks now, and makes the most of it. It's a tiny little thing, his multitrack. But it works. He recorded the rhythm guitar part along with his brother, in one take, and then added the bass, and then the melody and the solo. His little brother never misses, so he gets to go back to playing Minecraft right away.
I know him, the Spare Heir. He's thinking of playing Minecraft the whole time he's playing Take Five. I'm certain of that, because I remarked to him, after the last cymbal strike decayed into hiss and the recorder was turned off, that I thought he played really well, and he looked at me funny and immediately started in with: My Minecraft mod has such-and-such and so-and-so in it and blah, blah, blah...
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I don’t much care for jazz, but “Take Five” is irresistibly sweet! Love that 5/4. “Everything’s Alright” in JC Superstar uses that time signature. So smooth with Yvonne Elliman...
I’m jazznostic.... there is so much of it that is just doodling, musical masturbation, experimentation for experimentation’s sake, without regard to what is going to be entertaining to listen to. Still, there is some that is just plain great music, any way you slice it. “Take Five” is one of the latter category.
Good job on a great song.
Wow. Thanks very much.
I too find most “jazz” to be overwhelming, but once in a while something really great does come along. Take 5 is one and another one, unknown for all intents and ruposes is a GREAT arrangmentof Blowing in the Wind by Stan Getz.
Regardless of your view of the lyrics, or the songwriter or all the other versions floating aorund out there, I urge y’all to just go find a copy and give it a listen after listening to any other versions of the same song. MASTERPIECE of re-interpretation.
The backstory on this arrangement of Blowing in the Wind by Getz is that it was released as the B-side for Astrud Gilberto’s 1964 hit single “The Girl From Ipanema”.
It was later included in the Getz album “Refelections”, which is wher I came across it by accident.
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I think the elevator went all the way to the top. My dentist is on the 3rd floor...
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