Dave Brubeck — Take Five
Album: Time Out
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Total ratings: 4735
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Released: 1959
Length: 5:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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                                              DAVE BRUBECK  - December 6th, 1920 - December 5th, 2012
                                      
                                                             The Dave Brubeck Quartet   1951 - 2012

                             


 the_jake wrote:
"Trains" by Porcupine Tree
followed by Dave Brubeck Quartet "Take Five"

On my own, never would have put these 2 side by side.  
Like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
 
That's why Radio Paradise is great :-)
"Trains" by Porcupine Tree
followed by Dave Brubeck Quartet "Take Five"

On my own, never would have put these 2 side by side.  
Like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
Pure Gold.
"Turn the World Around" by Harry Belafonte is also in 5. Fun tune.
"Whipping Post" by the Allman Brothers is in 11 (for the verses).
 earthbased wrote:

Actually it is easier to groove if you count 1-2-3+1-2 (a waltz and polka).

 
In my ears, it sounds much more like 1-2, 1-2-3 than the other way round...
 Proclivities wrote:

I believe "Money" is primarily in 7/4 time; "Breaking The Girl" is in "waltz" time: 6/8.  Other than this song, the best-known song in 5/4 time is probably the theme from the TV program "Mission: Impossible".  Nick Drake's "River Man" is also in 5/4 time.  

 
Good catch, Proclivities, I think I started answering a different question than OP asked; that is, songs featuring non-common time signatures.....which reminds me of King Crimson and Frank Zappa.  I'm also struck how different it is to try and remember what something sounds like versus what something looks like.
classic
This fine tune is nearly 6 decades old, and still awesome.
{#Cool}
 lizardking wrote:

I think the most famous (Rock) example would be Money by Pink Floyd (which happens to be a 10 rated song by me, just like this one!)

I think Radiohead has done a bit of funky time signature stuff...although I'm not a huge fan so maybe others can chime in on that.  Likewise, Tool "experimented" with 5/4 signatures too, check out the song "Schism."

And off top of my head, maybe the Red Hot Chili Peppers got funky on "Breaking the Girl" - I'd have to hear it to confirm but I could swear it is. 

And overall it's an interesting question, since most of what we here in Western music is 4/4.  Heck, check out Ravi's sitar stuff (or any authentic Indian music) and try and guess what the time signature is.  It's totally different and not easy to figure out at first due to the complexity.

 
I believe "Money" is primarily in 7/4 time; "Breaking The Girl" is in "waltz" time: 6/8.  Other than this song, the best-known song in 5/4 time is probably the theme from the TV program "Mission: Impossible".  Nick Drake's "River Man" is also in 5/4 time, as is Tull's "Living In The Past". 
 Typesbad wrote:
We really need more songs with a 5/4 time signature.  What other songs are there?

 
I think the most famous (Rock) example would be Money by Pink Floyd (which happens to be a 10 rated song by me, just like this one!)

I think Radiohead has done a bit of funky time signature stuff...although I'm not a huge fan so maybe others can chime in on that.  Likewise, Tool "experimented" with 5/4 signatures too, check out the song "Schism."

And off top of my head, maybe the Red Hot Chili Peppers got funky on "Breaking the Girl" - I'd have to hear it to confirm but I could swear it is. 

And overall it's an interesting question, since most of what we here in Western music is 4/4.  Heck, check out Ravi's sitar stuff (or any authentic Indian music) and try and guess what the time signature is.  It's totally different and not easy to figure out at first due to the complexity.


 zurcronium wrote:
Song that opened me to Jazz. Always in debt to Brubeck and his crew. RIP Dave, Joe, Paul.  
 

 
Amen to that. Time Out was the first LP I ever bought. (Still have it!)

Oh, my! Does that ever stir up memories of black turtlenecks, hornrim glasses and snapping fingers in a coffeehouse... :)

 Typesbad wrote:
We really need more songs with a 5/4 time signature.  What other songs are there?

 
I totally agree. Wow, this drumming!

He also has some very nice 7/8, and you might want to listen to Nova Nova's Tones, it's 11/8 (!) 
 inbagt wrote:

Trying to tap your foot to it is like a sport!

 
I wish RP had a "like" button. I loved your comment and want to be able to just click on a thumbs up! Instead I have to type out a whole message.

Timeless classic song! 
 Typesbad wrote:
We really need more songs with a 5/4 time signature.  What other songs are there?

 
Trying to tap your foot to it is like a sport!
We really need more songs with a 5/4 time signature.  What other songs are there?
 IndyDoug wrote:
I would have been all over this genre of music back in the day if I were alive. Jazz really is not my thing during this lifetime.

 
I wish I was alive then to enjoy this when brand new! 
RP could play this number 8 times a month and I would want more!

It follows Trains by Porcupine Tree so well. 
Song that opened me to Jazz. Always in debt to Brubeck and his crew. RIP Dave, Joe, Paul.  
 
Much in the manner of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, this definitely strikes all the right frequencies and tonifies the proper nodes to elevate!
 ai63 wrote:
The piece of music that, for some subtle reason, makes me feel....immediately "cool"   

 
Me too {#Daisy}
The piece of music that, for some subtle reason, makes me feel....immediately "cool"   
 LCC0256 wrote:
IMO simply the best piece of "Jazz" music ever recorded....

 
Agree! An 11!!!
Timeless.
The drums on this are so subtle and soooo good.{#Clap}
To all haters: you Do not have a loud and low button or PSD?
 I cannot understand such senceless discussion about how often a song is been played in the last days, months. ...
Nothing more to say? !!
I truly feel sad for people who can't appreciate this. This is simply genius.
 dwhayslett wrote:

Too much LDS.

 
You can never go wrong when quoting Spock. (Except when Spock was wrong). Well done sir.
I would have been all over this genre of music back in the day if I were alive. Jazz really is not my thing during this lifetime.
 +1 

kgage wrote:
PSD

 


IMO simply the best piece of "Jazz" music ever recorded....
 earthbased wrote:

Actually it is easier to groove if you count 1-2-3+1-2 (a waltz and polka).

 
Wow.  I never realized that.....  
{#Bananajam}dig it.  
 BillG wrote:

I don't know what you're listening to, but it's not RP.  

 
Too much LDS.
 VH1 wrote:

Sweetie, this "last played" thingy doesn't work! I just heard a song, which I heard yesterday and today, and on "last played" it says 2002!!

THIS song playes EVERDAY a minimum of 3 times, when one listens like me from morning till night to RP during work.

It shares this fate with so many other songs here, and they are ALL mentioned under "last played" years ago.

With some songs though it might work, I admit I do not check it with every song, but as Dave Brubeck is a favourite of mine, i know what I hear here on a daily basis.

Check it out for yourself just for the fun of it, and do not make yourself the judge of others.

Being a real "knowitall" and a busybody is not really a very appealing trait, Chuck! {#Doh}

 
This song has indeed been played 3 times in the past 30 days — and has never been played more than once per day, ever.  You can step back through the playlist history here to confirm that:   http://www.radioparadise.com/rp_2.php?#name=Playlist&offset=0

I don't know what you're listening to, but it's not RP.  
 VH1 wrote:
I do love this song, but it is being played today now for the fourth time in ONE day! And that is too much!
 
Plays in last 30 days: 3
2144 votes for 10, 
a record? 
PSD
rp  thanks   always good to hear..    nice segway to next song too.
 maxvonevil wrote:

Until you eventually take 2 steps off the sidewalk, getting hit by a rusty dumptruck, the driver thinks later that day over his bag lunch; OMFG, did I just run over Gene Kelly?

 
{#Puke}{#Lol}
 maxvonevil wrote:

Until you eventually take 2 steps off the sidewalk, getting hit by a rusty dumptruck, the driver thinks later that day over his bag lunch; OMFG, did I just run over Gene Kelly?

 
funny!
 idiot_wind wrote:
This makes me want to walk down a street on a sunny day: three steps forward and two to the side, and spin in a circle. Kind of like Gene Kelly's, "Singing in Rain"..but in a groovier way...in the sun, with smiles for everyone.      

 
Until you eventually take 2 steps off the sidewalk, getting hit by a rusty dumptruck, the driver thinks later that day over his bag lunch; OMFG, did I just run over Gene Kelly?
I suggest that when I song is rated a "10" over 2000 times it opens up a special "11" category for that song.
This makes me want to walk down a street on a sunny day: three steps forward and two to the side, and spin in a circle. Kind of like Gene Kelly's, "Singing in Rain"..but in a groovier way...in the sun, with smiles for everyone.      
This album is a classic and considering the comments and ratings, RP listeners would love more jazz. I know I would. I am certain Duke Ellington would fit right into the playlist; very interesting music.
 ick wrote:
This reminds me so much of my father who managed to somehow make this music interesting and cool to a child who might not otherwise have given it a listen.  Thanks Dad.

 
Like
Don Draper approved.
 idiot_wind wrote:
One, Two, Three, Four, Five.

One, Two, Three, Four, Five.

But that 9/8 time is just too crazy, man!    

 

Its 5/4 (3/4+2/4)
 dalaut wrote:
12345, 12345....

 
Actually it is easier to groove if you count 1-2-3+1-2 (a waltz and polka).