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

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Total ratings: 7152









Released: 1959
Length: 5:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(instrumental)
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 gooseatmyos wrote:

So old but it never gets old, always there to pick me up when I am down, boost me higher when I am up! RP is one of the few places where I heard different versions of this classic!




I Agree!!  Very well stated!!
So old but it never gets old, always there to pick me up when I am down, boost me higher when I am up! RP is one of the few places where I heard different versions of this classic!
A fabulous tune including what may be one of the most elegant and recognizable drum solos ever.  It is not what you play, but what you don't play, so what you play means something.
Perfect. 
 hellsgardener wrote:

I 'only' had this at a 9 - WHAT WAS I THINKING?

A new and Shiny 10 has been issued



Bad day? Well, at least you were at the average.
I 'only' had this at a 9 - WHAT WAS I THINKING?

A new and Shiny 10 has been issued
 Piego wrote:

This reminds me of the year 1966/67, when a short TV commercial by BMW had this intro. And the slogan "Aus Freude am Fahren" (means For the joy of driving). At 6, I didn't know yet what jazz was, but it made me curious. Fortunately, to this day.





Cool story!!   
This reminds me of the year 1966/67, when a short TV commercial by BMW had this intro. And the slogan "Aus Freude am Fahren" (means For the joy of driving). At 6, I didn't know yet what jazz was, but it made me curious. Fortunately, to this day.


Take 5 is like looking at great art, it gives me hope for humanity - and that ain't easy with me.
 thewiseking wrote:

Yes, but "does it swing"
There was the rub, at least for Mingus and Miles




GREAT!!! & ICONIC without "swing"! Mingus & Miles are both GREAT & ICONIC! ...Just a different style than Brubeck! I love all three of them!!
GODLIKE!!! ICONIC!!!   Even better NOW in FLAC w/ great studio phones, amp & DAC! Thank You RP!  
One of the all-time great compositions/performances in any genre. Still, comes up too often in the RP playlist.
Yes, but "does it swing"
There was the rub, at least for Mingus and Miles
Yes, the intellect is there but.....could Dave swing?   https://www.charlesmingus.com/...
 stegokitty wrote:

Since I pretty much never take 10's seriously, they don't count (IMHO) in this instance either, but notice the great agreement on this particular tune. 


FWIW i raised it to 10 too from 9
Oooooh.

This drummmmmmming is a precursor to "space and drums" you would hear at a Dead show, 10 years later   

 coyote620 wrote:


I like and agree with everything you wrote except for the need to refer to us as "kids".  You could have just left that out it still would have the same effect.


That it, you go sit in the corner. You get an 'F'!
Since I pretty much never take 10's seriously, they don't count (IMHO) in this instance either, but notice the great agreement on this particular tune. 
 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.



Exactly.  Drum solos have to remember the beat.
 bam23 wrote:


It does have the same drive. I suspect Ginger Baker might have had a little to do with this. Just a guess



Seems unlikely, if this was released in 1959 it pre-dates any notable exposure to Ginger Baker
Pure class. Nothing more need be said.
 zenhead wrote:

Brings to mind "Do what you like" by Blind Faith.



It does have the same drive. I suspect Ginger Baker might have had a little to do with this. Just a guess
This is my desert island disc...if i could only listen to one album forever, this is it.  absolutely godlike and never gets old.
Bliss.
Some songs should not have the option to be voted less than 10, this is one.
a crazy cat

we should be cry cats, man  
One of the best tunes every written and, as has been commented up, the drum solo is actually musical - unlike any rock drum solo I've ever heard - pound, pound, pound .... 
 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.



Truth spoken my friend. I use Take Five to teach my students how to structure a drum solo.  The quintessential template. 
 KudaRey wrote:

I rare 9 on RP. I wish there was a setting to hear only 9's and 10's to see what we all agree is true musical genius.



Does this help a bit? :)

https://radioparadise.com/musi...

(No setting to hear them, but might make an interesting playlist on YT etc.)
 LizK wrote:
   
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. 





Jethro Tull's Living in the Past is 5/4 ... Ian's homage to Dave and Co.
I rare 9 on RP. I wish there was a setting to hear only 9's and 10's to see what we all agree is true musical genius.
Not really much of a jazz fan typically but this song is jaw-droppingly good.  Nothing but a 10 imo.
”He's an artist, a pioneer
We've got to have some music on the new frontier”

Donald & Walter knew.
ce morceau m'a permis de découvrir le jazz et la VRAIE musique en 1964 !
Brings to mind "Do what you like" by Blind Faith.
56 people gave this a 1... how? why? do you bleed?  do you have ears? a soul?
 ce wrote:
I stumbled across this the other day, Brubeck performing "Golden Brown" ;-) 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qs1J612nZs
Never a frown... 




That's actually Laurence Mason's cover of "Golden Brown" in the style of Brubeck. https://jazzineurope.mfmmedia....
 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.
 
 
It's in 5/4 time. Hence the name of the song "Take Five"

This is my ultimate song for testing audio equipment
its that crazy beat, dadio 
 Hogar wrote:
Interesting that this is in stereo, issued in 1959. I can only assume it was originally issued in mono, and we're listening of a stereo remaster..?
Just wondering. Sounds just amazing.
 
That is when stereo recordings started coming out. Jazz artists were early adopters.
Interesting that this is in stereo, issued in 1959. I can only assume it was originally issued in mono, and we're listening of a stereo remaster..?
Just wondering. Sounds just amazing.
An amazing segue from Joni Mitchell's The Jungle Line - way to go 4.x -> 9
“Time Outtakes” — a collection of previously unheard recordings from the
“Time Out” studio sessions, was recently released in commemoration of
Brubeck’s 100th birthday. Which are previously unreleased takes from the original sessions: https://youtu.be/JVGVHGTyn6w
Sublime
There is a real treat on youtube by a musician who has edited   'Dave Brubeck Golden Brown'    from that wonderful song by the Stranglers. It's really worth checking out.


Things you should not try at home:
playing along on your drum kit

Take Five hundred something...
 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.
 
 
Not sure about the Porcupine Tree song, but Take Five is in 5/4
I stumbled across this the other day, Brubeck performing "Golden Brown" ;-) 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qs1J612nZs
Never a frown... 
Sublime
Took my daughter to see Brubeck a couple years before he left us. What a wonderful evening. As I recall this was the only song they played from Take Five. I was hoping to hear some of the others, but I heard things new to me and that was good!
Still fresh.  
It's the drummer Joseph Albert Morello who kills it. Best bridge ever.   
I was very fortunate to see Dave and his band back in the 80's at Harper's in Pittsburgh. What a fabulous show. the drummer, (it may have been Joe, but don't see his name at Wikipedia) did not do the solo on this as he just did another FAB-u-lous solo. I can't remember the name...out of my way?..I believe the band did step away on that solo which included an insane drum roll with one punctuated each and every time.
Merci RP.
Toute mon enfance, j'ai cru que Dave Brubeck était au saxo.
Pas de vidéo sur le web pour me rendre compte que c'était Paul Desmond. Au saxo.
Sans vidéo, sans web : va vérifier qui joue quoi.
Jusqu'à ce que je me trouve un été au Nice Jazz Festival devant Dave Brubeck en trio avec un bassiste et un drumer. Mais où était Paul Desmond ? hahaha
Les puristes disent que ce n'est pas du jazz.
ça se discute. En tout cas, qu'est-ce que c'est bon.
Merci RP.
Just like a summer rain
 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.
 
And permit me to mention the name of that excellent drummer:  Joe Morello
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
{#Music}

I'm almost a year older than this song. Guess that's why I love it so much.

{#Music}
What a milestone! It will last forever...
It's 2020 and this song is still rock solid. Love it
In this day in age you can Take Ten...Days! 
Thank heavens for DB after Jungle Line. Quite the opposite.
A friend of mine once had to stand in at the very last moment as a drummer in a band that played mostly Brubeck and other adventurous jazz.  He spent 2 hours with absolutley no clue what he was doing.

Everyone said he was fantastic.  
Propaganda? Never heard that before.
Amazing what can come out of propoganda... The story behind this album is fascinating.
6 -=> 7.
That drum 'solo' is mesmerizing.  How one (Joe Morello) can manage to make a seemingly random, syncopated drumming sound so good and fascinating is an utter genius (this from someone who hates drum solos usually!)
Nice jazzy number for a Sunday morning
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!!!  
 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". 
 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!