The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five sheet music

In this article today, we are speaking about a special piano sheet - Take Five by The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

The Dave Brubeck was an American artist, jazz pianist, and composer, one of the most famous jazz exponents. He was born in December 1920 and left us in December 2012.

Dave Brubeck was active in his career between 1940 and 2012, and he was famous for some of his compositions, like In Your Own Sweet Way or The Duke.

Take Five is one of his jazz songs, originally recorded by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, and composed by Paul Desmond.

Released in September 1959, as part of the album named Time Out, the song has a length of 2:55 minutes in its single version and 5:28 seconds in its album version.

Once released, Take Five reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961, number 5 on the Billboard's Easy Listening chart, and number 6 on the UK Record Retailer.

The song was really well received by the public and became the first jazz single to surpass a million sales. Take Five was nominated for the 1962 Grammy Award for the Record of the Year.

Take Five was released as part of West Coast cool jazz music genre, under the Columbia label and it has been played since then over the radio stations with a lot of success.

The song was composed in two different chords, piano, and bass vamp. It is inventive and has a cool-jazz saxophone in it. It was written in the key of E minor and the main accents are on the first and fourth beats.

Looking into its music composition, the instruments which are present in the free Take Five piano sheets are piano, alto saxophone, bass, and drums.

The personnel playing these instruments are Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, and Joe Morello.

It is an interesting fact the song was performed by Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959, Carmen McRae in 1961, Al Jarreau in 1975, and many other famous artists over the time.

We believe that you are reading this article today because you would like to try playing the free Take Five piano sheet music at your piano, so we strongly recommend you to do that, as it is a very beautiful and inspiring song.

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Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet piano tutorial

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