ALL THE JAZZ: ESSENTIAL JAZZ RECORDINGS: “TAKE FIVE”- DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET

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All That Jazz: Essential Jazz Recordings: “Take Five”- Dave Brubeck Quartet.

The biggest selling jazz single ever and one of the most famous/ most known jazz recordings.  Composed by Paul Desmond- who was Brubeck’s long time musical partner. “Take Five”  was first recorded by Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959- and upon re-release two years later in 1961- became a hit single- reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Earlier in his career Dave Brubeck became the 2nd Jazz musician to appear on the cover of Time Magazine- the first was Louis Armstrong. Dave Brubeck would remain an active musician pretty much until the end- dying in December 2012 at the age of 91.

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