Take 5 in 2011

Let us start this new year with a legendary jazz piece: Paul Desmond’s “Take Five”; recall first the original instrumental version, superbly interpreted here by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, exactly 5 decades ago. Once you’ve got the feeling, proceed to the vocal variant–with lyrics by Iola and Dave Brubeck– to capture the whole message; one of my favorite versions must be the very creative Dave Brubeck- Al Jarreau ’97 get-together, the first and likely the only time they performed on the same stage.

Happy New Year!

3 thoughts on “Take 5 in 2011”

  1. You are very lucky, indeed. My reservation price for a live Brubeck concert in Chicago is basically unbounded. Towards the end of last year he was apparently touring in Cleveland, NYC etc, anywhere BUT Chicago…

  2. I know I'm late to this post – but I saw Dave Brubeck do this live in Seattle last year. He is incredible, not even counting how OLD he is.

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