The Definitive Performances Liner notes. Desmond is credited with composing "Take Five," but Brubeck says the tune was a group project with Desmond providing two main ideas. Brubeck's label at the time, Columbia, didn't know about his plans. November 19,
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Morello was referring to alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, who first played with Brubeck in the late s before joining Brubeck's trio in And it's about time somebody did something like this. The piece can be decomposed into 10 distinct parts.
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The Story Of Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five'
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Made at Columbia Records ' 30th Street Studio in New York City bruebck July 1, fully two years fige it became an unlikely hit and the biggest-selling jazz single ever. So Bruneck kept asking Dave — I said, 'Why don't you write a song' — now he's the composer in the group, so finally Desmond said, 'I'll write something. Brubeck had been playing in odd time signatures back in the late s, but it wasn't until he returned from a trip to Turkey in that he thought about doing an entire album in different time signatures, like six-four, three-four, nine-eight and, in "Take Five," five-four.
It is now a requisite for Dave Brubeck anytime he plays live, as well as Joe Morello.
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Insinger Don Partridge wrote lyrics to "Take Five" sung to the saxophone melody, and regularly performed the song in live stage performances and when street-busking throughout Europe.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet performs. The quartet recorded the tune in two takes, and when it was done, Paul Desmond thought the song was a throwaway — so much so that he once joked about using his entire share of royalties from the song to buy a new electric shaver. The title "Take Five" was Brubeck's idea; Desmond wasn't crazy about the title, but Brubeck persisted. Drum, piano and double bass set up 5 4 groove with the two-chord ostinato: Archived from the original on Morello says the whole thing just clicked.
More than 40 cover versions have been recorded, as early as Carmen McRae 's cover ffive on an album titled Take Five Live. Desmond once said the thing that made its title song work was the bridge.