Released: August 1959

Written by Quartet member Paul Desmond, 'Take Five' features Brubeck on nudging, insistent piano and Desmond on the meandering sax, and was a pioneering jazz/pop crossover. It took a couple of years to break into the UK charts, but is now woven into the very fabric of pop's zoot suit and remains the signature tune for the still-going Quartet.

 
 
 
 
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