Dave Brubeck — Take Five
Album: Time Out
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Released: 1959
Length: 5:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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THIS is why I love RP! Many, many thanks for educating this old metal head on so many different types of music....
When I discovered Dave Brubeck, it was like a drug. You can hear the crowds going wild in the live recordings, which doesn't surprise me in the least.
 

                                  
                                              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.
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 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!