Legends of Jazz- #8: David Brubeck (Not Funny)
All the songs on the 1959 album Time Out were not in standard time. That will make no sense to you if you don't know music. This is the last in the series for tonight. Enjoy! And thanks! This site was not intended to be funny. For educational purposes onl

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May 3rd, 2008
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Epic
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i would have given this a 10 but -8 for racism
May 3rd, 2008
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I'm in the jazz band at my school, and we're playing Take Five this year :D
May 3rd, 2008
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everyone below this line is racist ____________________________
May 3rd, 2008
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lol
May 3rd, 2008
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everyone above this line is racist ____________________________
May 3rd, 2008
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everyone below this line has cooties ____________________________________ and c*ck
May 3rd, 2008
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or, you know, not.
May 3rd, 2008
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everyone below this line listens to the rap, which gives them the brain damage __________________________________________________________________
May 5th, 2008
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Everyone to the right or left of this line likes ear rape music. ________________________________________________
May 3rd, 2008
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I used this piece in one of my first sites http://take5.ytmnd.com/ but I was still making pretty crappy loops.
May 3rd, 2008
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May 3rd, 2008
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I don't care who does it. Take Five is just an epic case of elevator win!
May 3rd, 2008
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Shoulders of giants....
May 3rd, 2008
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Cosby knows what the jazz is all about.
May 3rd, 2008
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N*gg*rs didn't invent jazz. A n*gg*r has never invented ANYTHING
May 3rd, 2008
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There are like 10 other Dave Brubeck songs that would have also worked, its somewhat overused to use Take Five. But I love the site in general, 5'd
May 3rd, 2008
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i think dave brubeck was pissed that white people weren't the best atheletes anymore so he made it his personal mission to invade jazz
May 3rd, 2008
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where's the funny? ALL YTMND'S MUST BE FUNNY
May 3rd, 2008
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j/k
July 13th, 2008
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LOL
May 3rd, 2008
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Dave Brubeck was an excellent player with some good ideas but he was far from the creative genius of someone like Miles Davis or Gil Evans. His popularity was more the result of people responding to spectacle, i.e. "Oh wow this guy plays a song in 5/4! Isn't that cool?" What do you mean by Brubeck "blew them out of the water"? Do you mean with the number of records he sold? "Kind of Blue" sold quite a few.
May 3rd, 2008
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5/4...wow...that's impressive... Give me Don Ellis any day... Someone once said the only tune he played in 4/4 was Take 5
May 3rd, 2008
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I look at it like this. There have been so many influential songs done by black jazz artists in the last century. Yet, it seems to be the ones that people remember the most (especially from the swing era) are done by white people. Whites did the same thing with Rock and Roll. Its kind of like how in college basketball, Tyler Hansborough and Kevin Love, two whites guys were two of the top three players this year. IN BASKETBALL! Sometimes the world just confuses me.
May 3rd, 2008
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if HANSBROGH did jazz he would dominate that too... except in the final four where it matters most :(
May 3rd, 2008
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I know. I go to UNC. That was the most painful 40 minutes I've ever had since I was shot five times with a nail gun.
May 4th, 2008
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hahaha brandon rush would destroy him in a sax-off
May 5th, 2008
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I think white people like to listen to black music in the closet, until some select white person comes along that makes it "ok" for whites to be open about it. Examples from history: The Original Dixieland Jass Band, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Elvis Presley, the disco movement, Eminem, etc. There are others, and plenty of counterexamples as well. But there is a definite trend present, and it's unfortunate. Creative music suffers when spectacle commands the money.
May 3rd, 2008
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The reverse could be said about Tiger Woods and golf
May 3rd, 2008
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hes asian
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he has something in his nose
May 3rd, 2008
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just because he made a popular song does not mean that he blew anyone out of the water. and to you racists, EVOLVE ALREADY WE ARE ALL EARTHLINGS /end rant
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Earthlings with vastly different phenotypes
May 3rd, 2008
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I think you're a good man for using this forum to tribute an amazing genre and it's artists. I don't look at Brubeck as a white guy who will be remembered over other black artists, I look at him as one of the white guys who got it right. Like Chet Baker. It's popular, and excellent, but I'm more of a fan of the slutty, 60s/70's era Jazz. I can listed to Byrd, Mingus, and Parker and it will never get old.
May 3rd, 2008
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Thank you. I myself am a fan of the Bop, Cool, Post Bop Modal, and Fusion eras. Early jazz doesn't really appeal to me.But if you put in some Weather Report or MJQ, I could chill to that all day.
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man either you're a closeted bigot or you're socially retarded i cant tell
May 3rd, 2008
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You, and pretty much everyone, will miss the point of what he means. You're also missing the point of someone paying tribute to a mostly black art form and it's mostly black artists not being a bigot. I mean, really kids, thinking isn't that hard. Give it a try.
May 3rd, 2008
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1 word elvis
May 3rd, 2008
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The supremacist comment was unnecessary.
May 3rd, 2008
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I really don't understand how people can see that as a racist/supremacist comment. I was saying how sad it was that white people take a form of music that black people really created and popularized, yet the most popular tune of all time was done by a group of white guys (really white, I mean this guy grew up on a farm in California). Maybe you should actually read sh*t and think about it for a second before you make a comment. Otherwise, you're only proving my point that people really don't know about jazz
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I think the second paragraph can be misconstrued - as if it only took an "old white guy" one recording to equal or surpass the achievements that black jazz artists made over decades of invention and refinement. I know you didn't mean it, but there is a certain ironic tone to the writing that can be misinterpreted. (And do you really think it's a "sad" commentary on jazz that "Take Five" is the number-one selling jazz song just because it was made by a white guy? It ain't Brubeck's fault that he's white.)
May 3rd, 2008
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WSMJ? Whitey Stole My Jazz?
May 3rd, 2008
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Welcome to 7th grade music class. it has so much to do with YTMND and humor
May 3rd, 2008
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one of the very few pentameter songs ever written
May 3rd, 2008
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You know, Blue Rondo A La Turk was one of the only songs written in 9/4 time.
May 5th, 2008
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... in western music this is true. Such metric cycles are nearly ubiquitous in some Eastern European folk music -- check out music from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, etc. if you're interested. Indian music is pretty well-known for this as well, although (in my experience) their rhythmic cycles tend to be more drawn out so they are divisible by 2, for example 14 beats, rather than 7.
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Ok you're right, Blacks suck at music because they came form tree's so they should just sample the master white race's music when rapping. Next time can you take out the guys head and most of the text? Just make it "N*GG*RS ARE MONKEYS" . Add some system of a down... damn thats a fine *ss site.
May 3rd, 2008
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????
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But really? If you want some music listen to Fela Kuti.
May 3rd, 2008
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WRONG this is funny
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Nice.
May 4th, 2008
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Ok... so first of all the most famous Jazz recording is Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. Second of all: Dave Brubeck is really a minor jazz figure compared to Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Bird, Coltrane, Miles, Mingus, Rollins, etc. The reason he is known is because he brought jazz to mainly white college audience in the 50's and 60's. He wasn't particularly innovative, and hasn't done anything since.
May 4th, 2008
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Kind of Blue is the highest selling album. Take Five is the highest selling single. Brubeck did a lot of experimentation with different sounds and implemented a lot of world cultures (beyond that of the Afro-Cuban) influences of Gillespie and Parker. Look, I'm gonna do like 30 of these so he'd get included eventually. And as far as white jazz musicians go, he's right up there with Goodman, Corea, and Whiteman. I'll get around to those guys you mentioned eventually.
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Thank you for letting the audio run up to Morello's magnificent drum solo. I wish there was enough room for the whole thing.
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that song sounds like a jazz remix of the underwater level from the ninja turtles NES game
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If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis
May 4th, 2008
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5 for Racism
May 4th, 2008
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The entire second paragraph does not qualify as "educational."
May 4th, 2008
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it's an educated commentary.
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I'm pretty sure that it isn't.
May 5th, 2008
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is
May 5th, 2008
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Classy and Beautiful
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I knew this guy sounded familiar! He worked on The Real Ambassadors with my former professor Jon Hendricks!
May 5th, 2008
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AND this is also your most popular site. The irony is beautiful
May 5th, 2008
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That is also kind of sad, really. I got a lot of votes from the racist crowd because they completely missed my point.
May 5th, 2008
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Brubeck FTW
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<--- here, you take five
May 5th, 2008
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I see what you did there.
December 27th, 2008
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if you are being serous with this statement, if you are trying to actually make a point, then you sir might be a seriously ignorant man.
January 11th, 2009
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You honestly take this sh*t seriously?