Paul Desmond - Take Five (video & lyrics) [with The Dave Brubeck Quartet]

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"Take Five" is a jazz piece written by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album Time Out. Recorded at Columbia's 30th Street Studios in New York City on June 25, July 1, and August 18, 1959, this piece became one of the group's best-known records, famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody and use of the unusual quintuple (5/4) time, from which its name is derived.

"Take Five" has been included in countless movies and television soundtracks, and still receives significant radio play.

Upon his death in 1977, Desmond left the rights to royalties for performances and compositions, including "Take Five", to the American Red Cross, which has since received combined royalties of approximately $100,000 per year.



The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five  (ΗQ)



 The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
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Καλά, βουλωμένο γράμμα διαβάζεις. Πριν μια βδομάδα, το άκουσα παιγμένο στο μπουζούκι, ξέρεις από ποιον. Και μάλιστα ημιεπίσημα. Στο ωδείο και ενώπιον μαθητών και δασκάλων. :-)
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"Take Five" was re-recorded and performed live multiple times by The Dave Brubeck Quartet throughout the group's career.

In addition, there have been many covers of the piece. Some versions also feature lyrics, including a 1961 recording with lyrics written by Dave Brubeck and his wife Iola, sung by Carmen McRae.


          Carmen McRae - Take Five


Dave Brubeck – Take Five

Won't you stop and take a little time out with me
Just take five
Stop your busy day and take the time out
To see if I'm alive

Though I'm going out of my way
Just so I can pass by each day
Not a single word do we say
It's a pantomime and not a play

Still, I know our eyes often meet
I feel tingles down to my feet
When you smile, that's much too discreet
Sends me on my way

Wouldn't it be better not to be so polite
You could offer a light
Start a little conversation now It's alright,
Just take five
Just take five
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Καλά, βουλωμένο γράμμα διαβάζεις. Πριν μια βδομάδα, το άκουσα παιγμένο στο μπουζούκι, ξέρεις από ποιον. Και μάλιστα ημιεπίσημα. Στο ωδείο και ενώπιον μαθητών και δασκάλων. :-)
Και το πάλευα μερικές μέρες να το βάλω γιατί ξέρω πως δεν σου αρέσει η jazz! :D
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Η τζαζ μού αρέσει και πολύ μάλιστα. Με τη ροκ δεν τα πάω ιδιαίτερα καλά πλην ελαχίστων εξαιρέσεων.
Ο λόγος είναι μεγάλη ανάγκη της ψυχής. (Γιώργος Ιωάννου)


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Ε, τότε να συνεχίσω!

Al Jarreau performed an unusual scat version of the song in Germany in 1976.

In vocal jazz, scat singing is vocal improvisation with wordless vocables, nonsense syllables or without words at all. Scat singing gives singers the ability to sing improvised melodies and rhythms, to create the equivalent of an instrumental solo using their voice.




             Al Jarreau - Take Five

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Προχώρα. Μου δίνεις και ρυθμό στη μετάφραση που κάνω. :-)
Ο λόγος είναι μεγάλη ανάγκη της ψυχής. (Γιώργος Ιωάννου)


 

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