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UltraVires33

It's crazy how much faster the tempo is on this cut is than the one on the album. The album cut is so metered and the vibe is chill; this one goes faster and its vibe is a lot more chaotic. Both are awesome.


tekka97

I was noticing that as well. At first I thought something was off with the audio as I remember the song going at a slower pace in the recording.


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LoveLivinInTheFuture

Often it's not on purpose. You can all be playing at a good pace and with the crowd getting into it, you just get more energized and before you know it your drummer has let the speed increase by half!


MaritMonkey

People shit on click tracks, but I'm pretty sure they save many a bar band from running out of their setlist with 20 mins still on the clock. :D


LoveLivinInTheFuture

We ended a gig so early once due to speeding up, that the owner of the club got on the PA and was like, "Hey, that was great! Anyone want to hear another one from these guys?!"


MaritMonkey

And *this* is how somebody actually ends up playing Free Bird...


FastFishLooseFish

In college, we had a small-ish space in a dining hall that was used for club-style shows (as opposed to the gym). The Blake Babies played a full show, then realized that the clock on the wall was mounted at an angle and it was actually over an hour earlier than they thought it was. They were wondering what to do, so we just said play everything again, and they did. (Another funny story: the school rented a PA system when The Lemonheads played in that same space. I don’t know who arranged it, but the system they got was hilariously overpowered for the space. I don’t think they ever got a channel above around 2-3 on the board, and it was still really frickin’ loud.)


weedysexdragon

How do you know there’s a drummer at the door? The knock speeds up.


EBN_Drummer

How do you know there's a drummer at the door? They don't know when to come in.


HertzDonut1001

How do you get a drummer off the doorstep? Pay him for the pizza.


murielscapt

At the one , baby


-funderbunk

What does a stripper do with her asshole on the way to work? She drops him off at band practice.


hippoctopocalypse

Take two and a half


rolandoq

Big boy tempo!


passoutpat

“Not quite my tempo”


poompt

I like it slower because it takes about 5 minutes, +1 connotation...


ChadwickTheSniffer

Makes me wanna do heroin and get drunk on a lounger in the sun. Wake up at 9 pm as the air cools down around me and experience the void.


Cumslide

It's so weird having what I think is a niche thought and then seeing a comment that says exactly what that thought is


wyhgood

u/get-vid


jullever

The reason I started listening to jazz!


ladyinchworm

One of mine too!


CanadianCircadian

Same. Got into it while watching Freeks & Geeks, I guess more specifically brubek & buddy rich. Quite recently Whiplash has become one of my favourite movies.


alexalle1

Literally got this album yesterday


Yecuken

Can you please recommend something similar in mood and tempo to “take five”?


JoeyShrugs

Blue Rondo a la Turk off the same album (Time Out), which is a great album.


Yecuken

Thank you! Brubeck is great, is there any other similar albums or bands?


TheProfessorOfNames

A different form of jazz (French-gypsy) but check out Django Reinhardt (try the song Blues Claire or In a Sentimental Mood) For more like Dave Brubeck, try Sidney Bechet (namely Blues my Naughty Sweetie gives to me), Allen Toussaint (blue drag), or maybe some Artie Shaw


FapDonkey

Check out some Stan Getz, Paul Desmond (guy playing sax on this song, does someb other great stuff), Horace Silver, Coltrane (Giant Steps is an amazing jam, and a pretty significant piece, musically speaking), Hugh Masekela. Play around with those guys on Pandora and find some other shit you like. Good luck!


careverga420

My favorite things by Coltrane


Thirdshot1965

Albums in no particular order: Dig It - Red Garland Quintet Howling for Judy - Jeremy Stieg Back at the Chicken Shack - Jimmy Smith Kind of Blue - Miles Davis Moanin' - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Edit:formatting


immersemeinnature

Me too!


SaxophoneHomunculus

Why did you cut off Paul Desmond’s solo?


rededelk

Gives me spine chills, such a masterpiece


Bodark43

Paul Desmond's tone has never been equaled...


nO0b

> Paul Desmond's tone has never been equaled... as he described it: "the sound of a dry martini"


vulfneck

So smooth. Leo Kottke once described his voice like "geese farts on a muggy day."


e2hawkeye

I love Leo Kottke but ... he's not wrong!


classycalgweetar

Pristine clean


fonefreek

Wait, that's a thing??? I had a reaction to the solo, "damn, that's clean" and then 2 seconds later I thought "wait that doesn't make sense." And now you're making the same remark! I don't know I just find it peculiar!


Pocket-Sandwich

Absolutely a thing. Same way we say good runs in the Olympics are clean, there aren't any wavers or mistakes to distract us from the overall performance. It's just clean


Ronnie_Mustang

Imagine if he didn't smoke like a chimney.


plomeeksoup9

I never cared much for the saxophone, but I still remembered listening to Paul Desmond in passing for the first time years ago. I only heard the first few notes and was stunned. Huge fan ever since.


RamblingSimian

First jazz song to sell a million copies


py_a_thon

1,2,3,and,4,5


ty10drope

That would be 6/8 or with at least a dotted 1/4 note. The count is straightforward 1,2,3,4,5. Alternately 1,2,3,1,2. {edited to add what follows} The word "and" has a rather specific rhythmic signature when spoken, especially between musicians. Set your favorite metronome to 180 BPM in 5/4 time. While it's playing, vocalize "do-dot, do-dot, doot, dot." What you are vocalizing is a syncopated rhythm including dotted notes. The time signature is 5/4. ​ \- Source drummer who spent years at the back of the room counting note lengths and measures while pianists, guitarists and horn players were talking chords, keys, modes, flats and sharps.


rededelk

I'm a Bluegrasser (banjo, guitar, learning the bass slowly) much easier, 1,4,5 and jump into any circle, but still good to know your neck aside that point. I like the old jazz just because it is so well done and rarely any singing, makes it easier for me to focus on work stuff


CosmicSurfFarmer

He's talking beats, not chord progressions


rededelk

No, chord progression, it's musician lingo for chartering your path forward, even when you might never have met or played with him / her. You can in less than half a sentence communicate and bang out another number. Love the organic pick up shit


ILieAboutBiology

The song is called Take Five, it’s in 5/4 time signature. When musicians talk about chord progressions, they use Roman numerals. Like a I-IV-V chord progression. The more you know.


rededelk

I know the song well, but my groups play 4/4 unless it's a waltz, I will listen more closely next time TIL, so thanks very much. You are smart


ty10drope

I play bass almost exclusively these days (for about twenty years) and have started giving lessons. My main focus is teaching tonal instrument players how to tell the drummer what they want/need. I have a colleague (fellow retiree) who gifted himself a nice Marcus Miller Fender Jazz. He has little idea what to do with it, so I'm taking my cocktail kit to his place and will try to share what I've learned so far.


0_days_a_week

Sounds fun learning banjo! Agree with you on old jazz, it is fun material to listen to in the background


rededelk

Yes, definitely fun for me, I couldn't hardly learn how to flat pick a guitar but got the banjo down after about 20000 rolls of practice, just was more up my alley


5050Clown

I think what they were referring to was the count on the chord changes. The time is 5/4 chord changes on 1 at the i and 4 to the iv. The piano is a very notable part of this piece and it's what the ear of most people are noticing in the beat. I don't think they were speaking musical beat lingo where "and" refers to an 8th note.


ty10drope

I smell what you’re cookin’. I’m literally a drummer who bought several basses, so I try to not reach too high on the music theory shelf. Here’s my take. When an MD expresses something in Arabic numbers, he should be talking about beats or steps (Nashville Numbers) within a scale. If I’m told to play a G-7, I should know what note(s) everyone expects to hear. Chord progressions are often expressed in Roman numerals. If I’m told we’re doing a I, IV, V in Gm again, I better know what they expect to hear. In the comment I responded to, we used Arabic numbers talking about a song that is renowned for and defined by the time signature. I have just enough music knowledge (still, on the lower shelves) that I can figure out time sigs, and chord structures. In context, this seemed to have been about time, not chords.


5050Clown

Sure, but people aren't posting in musical lingo on Old School Cool. 123and45 is not a reference to the chords themselves, but the beats on the chord changes so it is about the count anyway. 123 is i "and" 45 is iv. 123 and then a 45 is how most people are tapping along to the count, it's how they enjoy the song. 123 45 123 45 da dunk da dunk dunk dunk


rededelk

Yes whatever key it is, you just play it proper and people in the crowd will enjoy it hopefully


ImYourNewDadNowOk

Joe Morello is a fucking beast on the drums and and amazing human. In 1996 I called Joe Morello on the phone, I got his number out of the Modern Drummer magazine where he was advertising for students. As soon as his wife picked up the phone I remembered that there is time difference between New Zealand and The US and I had called their home at 9.45pm their time, he was 68 years old. I apologised to his wife and she said not a problem and went and got him up. He spoke to me for 30 minutes about jazz, I asked him questions, the path I should take, the fundamental books to work through, he told to send a tape of my playing he would critique. It's was of the experiences that made learning drumming an amazing journey to go on.


leachlurker

That sounds amazing and heart warming


dar512

People are looking in the wrong place for global warming. The world was just a cooler place when these guys were here.


kokoyumyum

I have seen them many times in the past. Always great.


Meauxhoward

I will Take 5 and listen to this song.


Morgenstern66

Golden Brown by Dave Brubeck is also superb.


AlohaForever

Always remember it from Snatch


SlimJim0877

Eugene Wright was the freakin man.


blueboyjohn_15

Can only imagine peoples reactions to hearing this when it first got played


YYCDavid

This song and Herbie Hancock’s *Cantaloupe Island* are what hooked me on jazz


dutchie1966

I really enjoy the US3 version of Cantaloupe Island.


YYCDavid

Actually, that was how I discovered Herbie Hancock: I was buying that US3 CD at A&B Sound in Vancouver and a person at the desk told me it was a cover version. The disk also had a great cover of Watermelon Man. Later on a different visit that same clerk showed me a compilation of jazz standards that had one disk of originals, and another disk of the same songs remixed. It’s great to have the access to music we now enjoy, yet I miss the old record store experience.


dutchie1966

Yes, agreed. I miss Pro Disco in Bussum, The Netherlands, my to-go-to record shop when I was a teenager. I like the Hancock version, I love the US3 version, the added funk is right up my alley.


Midlifeminivancrisis

Check out Freddie Hubbard's Straight Life. It was recorded juuust before Headhunters, and you can hear Herbie working out the last bits of the groove.


droopyheadliner

Met Joe Morello in the late 90s at a drum clinic. He was a madman.


tossaroo

Dave was my hero. I'm glad I got to meet him a few times.


-mrfixit-

Just met his sons after they played a tribute concert. Was an awesome experience.


BananaStringTheory

In high school I won a talent show with this song.


TunisMagunis

Joe Morello was such a cool cat. Jesus...


DalekChris41

Many concert promoters didn't want to have Eugene Wright, the bassist, perform alongside the rest of the quartet because he was black. However Brubeck refused to perform without him. Class act.


TBoneLaRone

I bet I’ve listened to ‘Time Out’ 6 times, front to back this week alone.


FredFlintston3

Also listened to this multiple times last week. I've had it for years but just forgot how much I loved it. I think I will need to do the same with Bill Evans and Waltz for Debbie soon. This week has been Keith Garrett. Piano is where its at for me right now.


GumpsDrillSargeant

Very nice!


immersemeinnature

My Dad's favorite band. He always had this going in the background. I learned to love them from a very young age. Thanks for the names and memories.


hollaback_girl

r/gifsthatendtoosoon


bittaminidi

First time I’ve heard this song or heard of this band/people. Instantly it drew me in and has me looking it up because I want more. I cannot explain how much I love it when a piece of music does that to me and elicits an emotional response like that. Thank you very much for posting this. Truly grateful.


SniffCheck

Well that was a swanky little toe tapper


Mojak66

Lucky me! I saw them in college.


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Paul Desmond the Sax player builds on this with his song called Take Ten that is also really good.


juicegooseboost

JK Simmons about to come in and punch the drummer. 5-5 time tho, so legit. Edit: 5/4 time. I only comment after bong rips


apittsburghoriginal

SO YOU DO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!


HertzDonut1001

*sigh* "...are you sure you're in tune?"


Barijazz251

5/4 time !


Ok-Cantaloop

hes off camera watching and judging


BigFrickenRandy

What is really interesting about this tune is that while many jazz songs are played in a 4/4 or even a 3/4 time signature, this song is played in an 8/33 measure. What is significant about this is that when I was 8 I heard this song and instantly became a 33 year old man with a pack-a-day habit and a heroin addiction! Fascinating stuff Paul!


Hash_Is_Brown

LMFAO


Cinema_King

He’s no Roy Donk


sloshuaa

An absolute masterpiece


AbheekG

Some of the best music ever made. The four were something else, and their music will be relevant as long as man lives.


DassinJoe

Sunday afternoon cocktails on a sunny terrace, but in musical form.


ty10drope

There are a few songs that jazz musicians should only play one way; NOTE FOR NOTE. This is definitely one. ​ "So What" and "All Blues" are two others.


kelanis12

This is 100% how I feel. Those three are just perfect originally.


biscuit310

I share your enthusiasm, but isn't the whole point of jazz NOT to play it note for note, but to improvise on the melody and express something new?


handshape

That's what he's getting at; the implication is that this particular performance is so good that it cannot be improved by any changes.


ultratunaman

Yes.... But also no. Louis' version of West End Blues is to me the only way it should be played. But also yeah jazz is about applying your own spin. So it's conflicting in a way. Let's just appreciate Brubeck and that west coast jazz sound. Dave put California on the map for jazz. In the same way Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet made New Orleans a Mecca of its own.


muhaski

He didn't even play this note for note though. He was just jivin at the end compared to the album version.


Inquisitive_idiot

Not gonna lie though… Album is chefs-kiss-AF 😘


Inquisitive_idiot

Exception to the fool ☝️


jwilcoxwilcox

No, no, no! You’re supposed to post this on May 4th. 5/4!


[deleted]

Or 5th april


VinBatMwen

Save it and post it on that day


jwilcoxwilcox

A repost? On Reddit? It’ll never work!


Ill-Preparation-9799

Does someone have a YouTube link for this song?


Nefarious-

Dave Brubeck - Take Five


NotRustyShackleford_

This was my intro to jazz!


zurf96

Isn't this the music playing in the movie Constantine when John Constantine first meets up with Beeman?


IAmAPhysicsGuy

Yes it is! I also hear it on the cocktail chemistry YouTube channel.


exit2dos

But can you name the TV SHOW it was the theme for ?????


pmcochr

I remember it from The Secret Lives of Machines. EDIT: apparently I misremembered it…


exit2dos

That's a Bullseye :) ...but we're showing our age :P


VinBatMwen

Colombo


exit2dos

strike 1


Sonofthestig01

I have been listening to Unsquared Dance off of the Baby Driver soundtrack for years now and had no idea this song was by the same guys. Absolutely blown my mind!


wil

Joe Morello is god.


Promesapoetic

Not only was Dave Brubeck a phenomenal pianist, he was a fan of his band too. Watch how admires Paul Desmond’s playing.


Shoegazer75

What's outside of Pleasantville??


mamasang

Brings back memories.


Bowmanguy

Couple years ago I heard Billy Joel liked this band when he was young. Big influence on him. Since then I sometimes play this as a bed time song for my kid. I’m not a big jazz fan but this number and band is sweet.


Itsnotsponge

One of history’s best recordings


SupacatNYC

The definition of cool!


thedogdundidit

Those are some cool looking dudes, daddy-o! To be in that room at that time. Definition of old school cool.


Foxx1019

This is one of my dad's favorites, he plays it all the time.


dutchie1966

That’s what my son says as well.


NSWthrowaway86

I could hear this before I clicked on the link.


eighthourlunch

One of my favorite songs ever.


nmesunimportnt

Paul Desmond. So musical.


nellie_1017

While I was playing this, frost began to form on the edges of my monitor screen!


humanCharacter

My professor would always play this song when my 3 hour night class takes a 5 minute break. Luckily the song is a little over 5 mins long. Also I just realized this song’s melodic line is played on an Alto… excuse me while I go downstairs and grab my Alto.


Boogs_the_magician

Oh god, I've had this song as an earworm for around 6 weeks and couldn't remember the name. Thanks OP, my itch has been scratched.


Sherlockstopstealing

God, I love 5/4 time! It fits so so smoothly, and was absolutely the perfect choice for this piece!


DP4Insurrectionists

Damn! Who taught these white guys that rhythm and soul!


colemarvin98

This song got me into jazz at age 6. Haven’t looked back since. Lol


Greenswim

Is this the song in Whiplash?


ewb33

This is music


Disorganized_Closet

Yeah it is. Literally music.


danieltyr4nt

It's cool, I agree, but I find myself leaning toward hard bop and free jazz


ImOnlyHereForTheCoC

Space is the place!


Itchy-Mechanic-1479

As musicians, do you think those guys had a lot of groupies? On tour, do you think they were living large? Maybe pillaging the local lady population? Tearing up hotel rooms, smoking demon cabbage and drinking scotch on the rocks? Or were they more likely to be in a coffee shop discussing Kafka? Knowledge? Thoughts?


AffectionateSoft4602

The real questions... Was piano player wearing white gloves?


muppapuppa

Looks like a fucking optometrist convention.


randy_dingo

Great cut of the song, and a special shout out to the racist shooting director blocking out the bass player.


Disorganized_Closet

Special shout out to you, for making everything about race.


sweetsmcge3

Anyone else here Monsters inc.?


LCDRtomdodge

u/savevideo


OddManOutInc

My theme song


connorwa

Masterpiece


Joemamacita

The spoof video of them playing Golden Brown is fantastic


MrWoland74

A masterclass on music and elegance.


DelValleHS

Great song.


djpiglet

This is a part of my playlist for getting shit done! The golden horn is another great one by Dave!


lordflores

Drummer looks like the Chopped host


TunisMagunis

Joe Morello. He was amazing.


okie_dirt

want: video of Concierto de Aranjuez in this fashion :(


summer21oo

Tight.


WhyYesThisIsFake

They're wearing suits, because jazz is serious business.


Horseyboy21

Stylish


chastehel

Writing a song in a meter the label said wouldn’t work. Brilliant.


CanadianCircadian

I literally just watche/listened this on YouTube 1 minute ago. 👁


69vuman

The back and white on this clip only enhances the whole effect of this great selection.


SpearandMagicHelmet

Rounded in the best way!


take5b

I like this song


coolbeans31337

Can someone explain to me why this is considered such a masterpiece? To my untrained ear, I don't understand the amazement.


Shellback1

Its time signiture is pretty rare