Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Take Five

1960 Written by Paul Desmond

“It’s called “Take Five” because it was written in an unusual 5/4 meter. It was one of the first Jazz songs with a time signature other than the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time.”

Dave Brubeck’s recording is the top selling jazz single of all time.
Alto Saxophone, Composer: Paul Desmond
Producer: Teo Macero
Drums: Joe Morello
Piano: Dave Brubeck
Bass: Eugene Wright

Paul Desmond in his will left all his royalties to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has received more than $6 million.

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