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Take Five
Dave Brubeck Lyrics


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Mitchell Henry McCarsky

So, famously, Dave Brubeck said that the group never intended for this song to be as famous as it became. Paul Desmond had a lick he wanted to play around with, and they used the opportunity to give Joe Morello an overdue drum solo.

So, Dave and Eugene kinda took a backseat while Paul did his thing, and then Joe got his solo.

But Joe could have gone nuts here. This is the era of Buddy Rich and Art Blakey. Drum solos were marked by how fast and how hard you can bash everything.

For one of jazz's most influential groups, in the group's most famous song- a jazz standard and by extention, arguably one of the most famous drum solos in jazz- Joe Morello's solo was so simple, a middle schooler on a PlayTek My First Kit could play it.

Joe could have gone nuts. He could have gone ferral for three minutes Whiplash-style. The team gave him a blank check to flex.

He didn't. He decided to just... he just vibed out, man.

They say jazz is about the notes you don't play. In that case, this is the greatest jazz drum solo of all time.



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jims0udis

This is what drinking water at night sounds like

Saturn Y2K

if you listen closely just past 0:37 you can actually hear a small sip

Vihaan Singla

@Rabalder no we don’t

jons 4all

Lol

Maydray

Bahahaha

yaa63

LOL BRILLIANT

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Jon Molnar

It's a fact: 5/4 people love that time signature.

James Green

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Андрей Монсо

Америка открыта!🤦

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