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Take Five
Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond
Take Five
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond
Title: Take Five
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vipers Nest Gold
Release Date: 4/4/1995
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 786386016025, 074643303675

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Best jazz album ever
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this in the late fifties. No one has ever been able to top the drums in Take Five or the sax of Desmond. Every song from Pick Up Sticks to Kathy's Waltz are innovative and lyrical. Brucbeck's piano is so versatile Whenever I want to introduce teens to good music I give them this- in fact, my son who works for Microsoft listens to this in his cube- and if its not playing his coworkers come in and ask him to put it on."
Some other comments
Stu | near Pittsburgh, PA | 01/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Most people have heard this album's title track; to the uninitiated, it's a synonym for jazz. But this album offers more than the openning number's cool 5/4 groove, the changes in time signature, particualarly on Blue Rondo Alla Turc, are seemless. On top of his compositional genius, Bruebeck's sidemen, Paul Desmond especially, remain remarkably true to the album's feel. Take Five remains one of the classic jazz albums, a monument to the subgenre of cool."
Take Five?
Jonathan Dlouhy | Atlanta, GA United States | 01/13/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a mixed bag. One tune, called "Eleven Four" is actually "Three to Get Ready", a totally different tune. The liner notes reek, there is no listing of what concerts these selections are from, no bio info to speak of. The audio quality is mediocre. This issue might be historically interesting if one knew where and when the tracks were recorded.
With great Brubeck out there, like the Carnegie Hall concert, there is absolutely no reason to waste money on this tepid rendering."