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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by teleon, Feb 27, 2020.
Got an arrangement for solo guitar?
Just listened to Joe Jackson’s Night and day. Definitely got some cues from Brubeck here at about 2:30. Great album!
ha similar thoughts, I was just playing this on my mandolin early this morning
I would really enjoy hearing “Take Five” played on a mandolin...got any clips?
Paul Desmond on alto sax.
Probably the loopiest (and least competent) homage to "Take Five" is Pavement's "5-4=Unity." I still love it though
I got back into the mandolin after too many years away from it. Only had this one about 6 months so learning my way around. Take Five chord structure just came to me this morning playing around but I have to think about the chord structure on the guitar to visualize the changes. But it's a great melody and simple structure, now I need to work on improvising the structure and changing root key around.
and on a side note I really like Desmond's playing. When he moved on from Brubeck he was using Jim Hall on guitar and when Jim moved on he recommended Ed Bickert from Canada for his replacement and that reignited Desmonds desire to play...if you get a chance and haven't check out the "Pure Desmond" album with Bickert on guitar, it's really good
Paul's playing is often smoother than a gravy sandwich.
Thanks! I’ll look it up. I am not too Jazz-informed, but the Take Five album played around the house a lot when I was a kid (my Mom and Dad went to see the Brubeck quartet around that time, while in college). Even apart from the lovely playing and interesting time signature experiments, it’s sort of a musical “comfort food” for me.
The CD liner that goes with that disc is hilarious. Some of the goofiest scrawls ever, and all the bandmembers listed with “S” as their first initial...WTF? I get a kick out of the lyrics on that recording.
A friend and I wore that album out back in the early 90s and saw them when they came through town. A weird band, but they had their act together and came off well live. Hearing the guitars through cranked up Twins and the bass through a cranked up SVT, with a nice PA, was a pretty cool experience. All the weird, but with added pants flap.
Yup, me too. My friends and I were roughly the same age as the guys in Pavement with most of the same musical points of reference. "Slanted and Enchanted" was basically our soundtrack of summer/fall '92. Was lucky to see them at a Drag City showcase in Chicago in '93(?). In those pre-internet days there was a quite a bit of mystery about Pavement. Until they hit the stage no one had any idea what they looked like or even how many people were in the band.
The album 'Time Out' which featured 'Take Five' was one of my first musical influences in the early '60s.
I still love it and listen to it occasionally.
I was going to recommend that, too. Unlike the Take Five recording, no drum solo (yawn) plus that's Jim Hall on guitar. My fave track from that album is Black Orpheus.