Take Five
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Lyrics


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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

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.



All comments from YouTube:

Jon Molnar

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

Shakespeare_Hall

@KameranKL 4/4 or 5/4...???
it means 5 fifths of Fuck all really!

Michael Dow

@Shakespeare_Hall came across this classic song from somewhere fairly random, but then found this comment, and am also a HUGE red dward fan/nerd. :D

DANNY SULLIVAN MUSIC

agreed dude. utterly right!

Fabian Potthast

Ool

Susie Q

@Tera Petty thank you.

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jims0udis

This is what drinking water at night sounds like

DANNY SULLIVAN MUSIC

agreed. utterly perfect

BATS

and you're leaning against the fridge and staring around the house with a single solitary light on.

jims0udis

@VERA MON sure

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