BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
And "Take Five" was essentially a Paul Desmond composition...he had that haunting melody, couldn't think of what to do with it, and, according to Brubeck's account, Brubeck suggested letting it serve as the bookends for a drum solo showcase for Joe Morello. The edited single was the first "gold" record in jazz, and TIME OUT was the first in a sequence of fine albums for Columbia for that quartet. For a lot of years, TIME FARTHER OUT: MIRÓ REFLECTIONS was my favorite album of any kind.
One of my college roommates had the "Time Out" LP and played it constantly for a semester or two.
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