Monday, April 13, 2009

Take Five

I don't remember what the first jazz record I ever heard was but Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" had to be one of them. I still love everything about the piece, the circular rhythm, Joe Morello's authoritative break, Paul Desmond's amazing fluting alto and Dave Brubeck's nagging riffs. This is a particular delightful version of the song by the classic Brubeck quartet done in Berlin in 1966 with Brubeck and Desmond in particularly magical form.

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