Take Five, actually take Two -hours Fifteen, for some Brubeck

I would describe Dave Brubek’s classic, “Take Five” as a gondola: pleasingly fancy at both ends and designed in the middle for carrying limitless improvisations.  For a larger sample of Brubeck’s oeuvre, the “essentials” are here:

Dave Brubeck describes in the following link, the inspirations for his, “Take Five:” horse gait and the unpredictable rhythms of the locomotives that passed by the ranch on which he was raised in California.  I will try to intrigue you with a little piece on the neurobiology of gait in horses sometime in the coming year.  I know, not exactly right out of the gate, but I’ve a lot on my plate.

For your aural study & scholarship, as well as aesthetic delight: Here is the long version of “Take five.”  Go ahead, perfect for break time, take sixteen:

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