Take Five- Dave Brubeck

A song that I play over and over and can't get it out of my head (because of it's famous groove) is Take Five. Are you familiar with the song?

"David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California[1]), better known as Dave Brubeck, is an American jazz pianist. Regarded as a jazz icon, he has written a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranges from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.

His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the Dave Brubeck Quartet's most famous piece, "Take Five", which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic."


The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five (1961)
Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello and Gene Wright

Take Five With Carolyn Lee Jones


* Dave Brubeck Take Five Free Sheet Music Riff
"Dave Brubeck's classic, Take 5 uses only two chords throughout, for both the main melody and the subsequent improvisations. It's in a minor key (we've chosen F here, but the original the more challenging Eb) and the whole piece rocks back and forth between chords I and V of the scale - F and C, only instead of the traditional major chord on the fifth, we have instead a minor 7th."


Here's the vamp you hear over and over in this famous song.... love it!

It's in the Key of Gb, with a 5/4 meter :

Ebm and Bbm7 (that's it!)

(Gb - Bb - Eb ) / Eb and ( F - Ab - Db ) / Bb


* Take Five Sheet Music
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Take Five - Piano Solo - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Take Five - Piano Solo By Dave Brubeck Quartet, composed by Paul Desmond. Single for solo piano. Eb Minor. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AP.0158TSMX)
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