Monday, 02 May 2011 13:41

The Dave Brubeck Quartet -- Take Five

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.

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