Wednesday, 26 August 2009

The Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ Take Five.

Admittedly, some jazz purists recommended albums are kinda "difficult" at times. Cos they are sort of "turbulent" like, up and down feel, like "waves". As such, almost obligatory re-listening is required for most time in order to "understand" the superb work presented. Jazz ain't melodious. At least not the muzak-like, elevator type music which mainstream pop radios churned out back in the 80s and 90s. That is, until I heard this album by this quartet. The Dave Brubeck Quartet is a West Coast cool jazz quartet featuring founder and pianist Dave Brubeck, saxophonist Paul Desmond, Bob Bates on double bass and Joe Dodge on drums. Within their breakthrough, unconventional time signatures applied album, Time Out, contain perhaps one of the most recognisable and melodic jazz tune of all time, called Take Five, which is composed by Desmond and named after the unusual quintuple (5/4) time.

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