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Dave Brubeck — Take Five
Album: Time Out
Avg rating:
9

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Total ratings: 5712









Released: 1959
Length: 5:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(instrumental)
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Dave Brubeck is playing in the clouds and the angels are dancing Thanks so much for your music
 bitbanger wrote:


Alto sax. Nice one too!
 

And also the guy who wrote the song. (sax player Paul Desmond)
Porcupine Tree right into Dave Brubeck! That's the kind of genius radio programming you can only find on Radio Paradise!
Ah ha!

This song (unusual time) follows Porcupine Tree's Train (unusual time).

So now,  today (Friday) is unusual.  
 Marr wrote:
Someone did a remarkable mashup with this and Radiohead's 15 Step. 
 

GROOOSSSSSSS!!!!

Would you let Thomas Kinkade "highlight" the Mona Lisa?
Someone did a remarkable mashup with this and Radiohead's 15 Step. 
Genius! Godlike inspiration from my childhood!
 sfyi2001 wrote:
 

                                  
                                              DAVE BRUBECK  - December 6th, 1920 - December 5th, 2012
                                      
                                                             The Dave Brubeck Quartet   1951 - 2012

                             

 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Oh my god! Freak me out!  A non-random moment!
 
Two minutes ago I posted this on a Porcupine Tree song, "Train":
 
This is a great song.
That clapping in a different time (9/8?), reminds me of a Dave Brubeck song.
Nice to hear bands experiment. I mean, this is RnR, right?


And the next song played is Brubeck in a strange time (9/8?).
 
Weird stuff, man.
 
 

There are no coincidences. BillG is reading our minds.
I love Dave's smiling eyes in the wikipedia post. 10 for the eyes, 9 for the fantastic music.
Joe Morello and perfectly tuned (and played) Ludwig drums.  Brilliant!!!  
Long Live                                                                                                                          Radio Paradise
My rating                                                                                                                         8 - Most Excellent
 atlas wrote:

I wish RP had a "like" button. I loved your comment and want to be able to just click on a thumbs up! Instead I have to type out a whole message.
...
 
You got your wish.  Yay.  And you got some "likes".
 Typesbad wrote:
And that kids, is how you do a drum solo.  Another instrument takes up the beat leaving the drums room to play.  I never understood why rock bands always think that drum solos haveto be done literally "solo" while the rest of the band steps out for a beer.  How many of your favorite guitar solos would be enjoyable to hear with no band behind them?  Also kudos to the drummer for knowing that the pauses are as important as the strikes.
 
There was  a lighthouse where the foghorn blew every hour on the hour. One night at 3AM, the mechanism failed and the foghorn was silent. The lighthouse keeper jumped out of bed and yelled "WHAT WAS THAT?"

What a great mix, Bill: Take 5 straight after Trains by Porcupine Tree!
{#Stop}
 OggieDogness wrote:
One of my favourite songs. Is that a clarinet or a tenor sax?
 

Alto sax. Nice one too!
One of my favourite songs. Is that a clarinet or a tenor sax?
There should have been a follow up record "Take Ten" for a longer 10 minute break.
We must never forget this was written by Paul Desmond, Brubeck' alto sax player, who plays on the tune. Credit always seems to go to Brubeck who recorded it, with Desmond playing as well.
Just come back to work after watching a little lunchtime TV - bit of a catch-up on recorded bits.  "Pleasantville" today.  This was used in a diner scene as I was noshing my cheese sandwich, so  I'm pleasantly surprised to catch it again now.  Nice one, RP.  This is an amazing track.
I am not into jazz but I love this
Oh my god! Freak me out!  A non-random moment!
 
Two minutes ago I posted this on a Porcupine Tree song, "Train":
 
This is a great song.
That clapping in a different time (9/8?), reminds me of a Dave Brubeck song.
Nice to hear bands experiment. I mean, this is RnR, right?


And the next song played is Brubeck in a strange time (9/8?).
 
Weird stuff, man.
 
Overexposed--probably (not on RP though). Almost a cliche--possibly. One of the all time BEST pieces of music--ABSOLUTELY.
Classic.
 Proclivities wrote:

I believe "Money" is primarily in 7/4 time; "Breaking The Girl" is in "waltz" time: 6/8.  Other than this song, the best-known song in 5/4 time is probably the theme from the TV program "Mission: Impossible".  Nick Drake's "River Man" is also in 5/4 time.  

  
Good catch, Proclivities, I think I started answering a different question than OP asked; that is, songs featuring non-common time signatures.....which reminds me of King Crimson and Frank Zappa.  I'm also struck how different it is to try and remember what something sounds like versus what something looks like. 


This will be amazing until then end of time!
Bill has to take 5...
 gbt wrote:
just fantastic
 
That is really what I think.
just fantastic
I love the boogie-woogie part he plays in Clint Eastwood's piano blues movie, its only lasts a few seconds but it's the most memorable piece of piano I've ever heard. A musician touched by grace.
Love
Here's a shout out to Paul Desmond.  I'm in a saxy mood today.
Dave Brubeck was once a U.S. State Department "Ambassador" traveling to several other countries playing music and spreading American goodwill. 
Ambassador of Cool
Drum solos are so much more satisfying when other instruments, or in this case just one other instrument is playing.  
THIS is why I love RP! Many, many thanks for educating this old metal head on so many different types of music....
When I discovered Dave Brubeck, it was like a drug. You can hear the crowds going wild in the live recordings, which doesn't surprise me in the least.
 the_jake wrote:
"Trains" by Porcupine Tree
followed by Dave Brubeck Quartet "Take Five"

On my own, never would have put these 2 side by side.  
Like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
 
That's why Radio Paradise is great :-)
"Trains" by Porcupine Tree
followed by Dave Brubeck Quartet "Take Five"

On my own, never would have put these 2 side by side.  
Like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
Pure Gold.
"Turn the World Around" by Harry Belafonte is also in 5. Fun tune.
"Whipping Post" by the Allman Brothers is in 11 (for the verses).
 earthbased wrote:

Actually it is easier to groove if you count 1-2-3+1-2 (a waltz and polka).

 
In my ears, it sounds much more like 1-2, 1-2-3 than the other way round...
 Proclivities wrote:

I believe "Money" is primarily in 7/4 time; "Breaking The Girl" is in "waltz" time: 6/8.  Other than this song, the best-known song in 5/4 time is probably the theme from the TV program "Mission: Impossible".  Nick Drake's "River Man" is also in 5/4 time.  

 
Good catch, Proclivities, I think I started answering a different question than OP asked; that is, songs featuring non-common time signatures.....which reminds me of King Crimson and Frank Zappa.  I'm also struck how different it is to try and remember what something sounds like versus what something looks like.
classic
This fine tune is nearly 6 decades old, and still awesome.
{#Cool}
 lizardking wrote:

I think the most famous (Rock) example would be Money by Pink Floyd (which happens to be a 10 rated song by me, just like this one!)

I think Radiohead has done a bit of funky time signature stuff...although I'm not a huge fan so maybe others can chime in on that.  Likewise, Tool "experimented" with 5/4 signatures too, check out the song "Schism."

And off top of my head, maybe the Red Hot Chili Peppers got funky on "Breaking the Girl" - I'd have to hear it to confirm but I could swear it is. 

And overall it's an interesting question, since most of what we here in Western music is 4/4.  Heck, check out Ravi's sitar stuff (or any authentic Indian music) and try and guess what the time signature is.  It's totally different and not easy to figure out at first due to the complexity.

 
I believe "Money" is primarily in 7/4 time; "Breaking The Girl" is in "waltz" time: 6/8.  Other than this song, the best-known song in 5/4 time is probably the theme from the TV program "Mission: Impossible".  Nick Drake's "River Man" is also in 5/4 time, as is Tull's "Living In The Past". 
 Typesbad wrote:
We really need more songs with a 5/4 time signature.  What other songs are there?

 
I think the most famous (Rock) example would be Money by Pink Floyd (which happens to be a 10 rated song by me, just like this one!)

I think Radiohead has done a bit of funky time signature stuff...although I'm not a huge fan so maybe others can chime in on that.  Likewise, Tool "experimented" with 5/4 signatures too, check out the song "Schism."

And off top of my head, maybe the Red Hot Chili Peppers got funky on "Breaking the Girl" - I'd have to hear it to confirm but I could swear it is. 

And overall it's an interesting question, since most of what we here in Western music is 4/4.  Heck, check out Ravi's sitar stuff (or any authentic Indian music) and try and guess what the time signature is.  It's totally different and not easy to figure out at first due to the complexity.


 zurcronium wrote:
Song that opened me to Jazz. Always in debt to Brubeck and his crew. RIP Dave, Joe, Paul.  
 

 
Amen to that. Time Out was the first LP I ever bought. (Still have it!)

Oh, my! Does that ever stir up memories of black turtlenecks, hornrim glasses and snapping fingers in a coffeehouse... :)

 Typesbad wrote:
We really need more songs with a 5/4 time signature.  What other songs are there?

 
I totally agree. Wow, this drumming!

He also has some very nice 7/8, and you might want to listen to Nova Nova's Tones, it's 11/8 (!) 
 inbagt wrote:

Trying to tap your foot to it is like a sport!

 
I wish RP had a "like" button. I loved your comment and want to be able to just click on a thumbs up! Instead I have to type out a whole message.

Timeless classic song! 
 Typesbad wrote:
We really need more songs with a 5/4 time signature.  What other songs are there?

 
Trying to tap your foot to it is like a sport!
We really need more songs with a 5/4 time signature.  What other songs are there?
 IndyDoug wrote:
I would have been all over this genre of music back in the day if I were alive. Jazz really is not my thing during this lifetime.

 
I wish I was alive then to enjoy this when brand new! 
RP could play this number 8 times a month and I would want more!

It follows Trains by Porcupine Tree so well. 
Song that opened me to Jazz. Always in debt to Brubeck and his crew. RIP Dave, Joe, Paul.  
 
Much in the manner of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, this definitely strikes all the right frequencies and tonifies the proper nodes to elevate!
 ai63 wrote:
The piece of music that, for some subtle reason, makes me feel....immediately "cool"   

 
Me too {#Daisy}
The piece of music that, for some subtle reason, makes me feel....immediately "cool"   
 LCC0256 wrote:
IMO simply the best piece of "Jazz" music ever recorded....

 
Agree! An 11!!!
Timeless.
The drums on this are so subtle and soooo good.{#Clap}
To all haters: you Do not have a loud and low button or PSD?
 I cannot understand such senceless discussion about how often a song is been played in the last days, months. ...
Nothing more to say? !!
I truly feel sad for people who can't appreciate this. This is simply genius.
 dwhayslett wrote:

Too much LDS.

 
You can never go wrong when quoting Spock. (Except when Spock was wrong). Well done sir.
I would have been all over this genre of music back in the day if I were alive. Jazz really is not my thing during this lifetime.
 +1 

kgage wrote:
PSD

 


IMO simply the best piece of "Jazz" music ever recorded....
 earthbased wrote:

Actually it is easier to groove if you count 1-2-3+1-2 (a waltz and polka).

 
Wow.  I never realized that.....  
{#Bananajam}dig it.  
 BillG wrote:

I don't know what you're listening to, but it's not RP.  

 
Too much LDS.
 VH1 wrote:

Sweetie, this "last played" thingy doesn't work! I just heard a song, which I heard yesterday and today, and on "last played" it says 2002!!

THIS song playes EVERDAY a minimum of 3 times, when one listens like me from morning till night to RP during work.

It shares this fate with so many other songs here, and they are ALL mentioned under "last played" years ago.

With some songs though it might work, I admit I do not check it with every song, but as Dave Brubeck is a favourite of mine, i know what I hear here on a daily basis.

Check it out for yourself just for the fun of it, and do not make yourself the judge of others.

Being a real "knowitall" and a busybody is not really a very appealing trait, Chuck! {#Doh}

 
This song has indeed been played 3 times in the past 30 days — and has never been played more than once per day, ever.  You can step back through the playlist history here to confirm that:   https://www.radioparadise.com/rp_2.php?#name=Playlist&offset=0

I don't know what you're listening to, but it's not RP.  
 VH1 wrote:
I do love this song, but it is being played today now for the fourth time in ONE day! And that is too much!
 
Plays in last 30 days: 3
2144 votes for 10, 
a record? 
PSD
rp  thanks   always good to hear..    nice segway to next song too.
 maxvonevil wrote:

Until you eventually take 2 steps off the sidewalk, getting hit by a rusty dumptruck, the driver thinks later that day over his bag lunch; OMFG, did I just run over Gene Kelly?

 
{#Puke}{#Lol}
 maxvonevil wrote:

Until you eventually take 2 steps off the sidewalk, getting hit by a rusty dumptruck, the driver thinks later that day over his bag lunch; OMFG, did I just run over Gene Kelly?

 
funny!
 idiot_wind wrote:
This makes me want to walk down a street on a sunny day: three steps forward and two to the side, and spin in a circle. Kind of like Gene Kelly's, "Singing in Rain"..but in a groovier way...in the sun, with smiles for everyone.      

 
Until you eventually take 2 steps off the sidewalk, getting hit by a rusty dumptruck, the driver thinks later that day over his bag lunch; OMFG, did I just run over Gene Kelly?
I suggest that when I song is rated a "10" over 2000 times it opens up a special "11" category for that song.
This makes me want to walk down a street on a sunny day: three steps forward and two to the side, and spin in a circle. Kind of like Gene Kelly's, "Singing in Rain"..but in a groovier way...in the sun, with smiles for everyone.      
This album is a classic and considering the comments and ratings, RP listeners would love more jazz. I know I would. I am certain Duke Ellington would fit right into the playlist; very interesting music.
 ick wrote:
This reminds me so much of my father who managed to somehow make this music interesting and cool to a child who might not otherwise have given it a listen.  Thanks Dad.

 
Like
Don Draper approved.
 idiot_wind wrote:
One, Two, Three, Four, Five.

One, Two, Three, Four, Five.

But that 9/8 time is just too crazy, man!    

 

Its 5/4 (3/4+2/4)
 dalaut wrote:
12345, 12345....

 
Actually it is easier to groove if you count 1-2-3+1-2 (a waltz and polka).
One, Two, Three, Four, Five.

One, Two, Three, Four, Five.

But that 9/8 time is just too crazy, man!    
Oh no ! why play this boring repetitive "lift music" after such a good tune as the dreamy "abode" by Azam Ali ?

From a 9 to a 1... too bad.
I like this flavor. Some Thelonious Monk would be sweet. Cannot go wrong with "Straight, No Chaser".
Please! No more.
 
this is a 10 for me.
This reminds me of the big console hi-fi and a painting somewhat like the album art hanging above it that my dad owned.  (I think he got them from my grandparents.)  Often you would here this album playing.
 garrettb wrote:
Really good.
However, the Tito Puente version of this number is OTHER WORLDLY :) 

 
Please upload.

I recall CBC radio using this song at one point.  

CBC = communist broadcasting corporation for those who really love the Canadian state broadcaster. 
The West Coast Cool Jazz song. If you don't own a copy of this album you can't call yourself a Jazz fan.
 
Best jazz song ever.  I  have heard its hard to play due to its tempo or timing?   
Yeah, the DRUMS in this really make this piece. Classic example of pure passion expressed with perfect fluidity manifested as Art...
Very nice....I think I will just take 5 and just listen to this instead of working{#Drummer}
 LizK wrote:
Would you consider adding other Brubeck music to the playlist? Please? Just to enhance the Brubeck repertoire?

 
I agreee. More Brubeck choices please.
Would you consider adding other Brubeck music to the playlist? Please? Just to enhance the Brubeck repertoire?
I practically learned to  read, sitting on the floor listening to this and sounding out the album liner notes. The entire album is a classic! 
Been listening to this for at least 40 years. Still knocks me out. Although the entire piece is now part of my DNA, it seems that every time I hear it I pick up on a different aspect. Tonight was Joe Morello's solo....  Amazing stuff.
This reminds me so much of my father who managed to somehow make this music interesting and cool to a child who might not otherwise have given it a listen.  Thanks Dad.
 aaronm wrote:
I tend to be stingy with my "10" ratings on RP. To date, there are just 4 songs that I've deemed worthy of this distinction, and I'm sure that nobody else would agree with my selection of those 4. But this one — it's the tenniest ten of them all. I'm not sure that music actually gets any better than this song.

 But this one — it's the tenniest ten of them all....oh, that really made my day!
 aaronm wrote:
I tend to be stingy with my "10" ratings on RP. To date, there are just 4 songs that I've deemed worthy of this distinction, and I'm sure that nobody else would agree with my selection of those 4. But this one — it's the tenniest ten of them all. I'm not sure that music actually gets any better than this song.

what are the other three?
 


 aaronm wrote:
I tend to be stingy with my "10" ratings on RP. To date, there are just 4 songs that I've deemed worthy of this distinction, and I'm sure that nobody else would agree with my selection of those 4. But this one — it's the tenniest ten of them all. I'm not sure that music actually gets any better than this song.

 


 Steely_D wrote:
Paul Desmond wrote this.

 
He apparently donated any royalties from this song to The American Red Cross.
Paul Desmond wrote this.
Wow... very tasty!
This is the kind of song that makes you walk sideways and then forwards, at a tilt, taking giant steps, and going in a circle...but still always moving forward.

Envision Curly of the Three Stooges and one or more Monty Python characters wearing bowlers melded into a single person, walking down the street and saying "Hi, how's it going?"   
Gene Wright, Joe Morello, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck - astounding line-up. Morello was an amazing percussionist. The Brubeck quartet LP 'Jazz Impressions of Euarsia' is a must for drum fans - Morello's contribution on  'Calcutta Blues is stunning - played the entire take with his finger tips.
 
In 1960 I worked at a coffee bar in Sidcup where the Turkish owner encouraged aspiring artists to display their work and hoped to benefit from their success......or failure.
He was more successful than they were.
Me? I got free espresso, all the Dave Brubeck I could absorb and pretty girls to talk to. Heaven. 
Who would be Dave Brubeck without Paul Desmond, I'm asking you, RP listeners?
This tune, guyyyyys... !!!!    Still a strong and firm 10.
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Two words: Joe Morello!!
It was a Godsend to find both this LP and a copy of Kerouac's On the Road in my older brother's bedroom back in the day. The two helped change my life course away from staid Eisenhoweritis in the 'burbs, as portrayed on Leave It To Beaver, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriett, The Donna Reed Show, et al.
love this one!! 11!
I tend to be stingy with my "10" ratings on RP. To date, there are just 4 songs that I've deemed worthy of this distinction, and I'm sure that nobody else would agree with my selection of those 4. But this one — it's the tenniest ten of them all. I'm not sure that music actually gets any better than this song.
 BigE wrote:
Nice to hear the kids citing Gotye.  This was recorded in *1959* when I was five. This timeless. 
 
God, I haven't been called a "kid" for a long time.  My parents were just working me out, probably listening to this, in 1959.  I was born in 1960.
Really good.
However, the Tito Puente version of this number is OTHER WORLDLY :) 
That drum intro always gets me to drop the phone, dash to plug the headphones in, bump to 11 and take 5 minutes to forget everything else (always loved the title....)
I saw him live in November 2004 at the Limelight in Cologne . It was fantastic.