Just one day short of his 92nd birthday, Dave Brubeck has passed away. To me, and probably everyone else, Take Five was 5/4 jazz, just as it was the the Beat's entree into mainstream, and it was also the acceptable face of Bee-bop for the Rockers. It was the point where Trad crossed over into modern jazz, or was it vice versa? Anyway, it was a truly enigmatic track, and I love it!
Without a doubt, one of the true greats of jazz. He will not be missed, because through his music he will never go away. He will always be with us.