dave-brubeck-take-five-cd2According to legend, Paul Desmond--the saxophone player for the Dave Brubeck Quartet--lost a bunch of money one weekend at a casino in Atlantic City. Despite his poor luck, Desmond was fascinated by the sound made by the slot machine, which sounded like: One And two And Three, Four, Five, One And two And Three, Four, Five...

Desmond went home and wrote Take Five, which soon became Dave Brubeck's biggest hit.