Take Five

August 8, 2008 4:40 PM

Another one from my friend Matt and I. Instrumental, two acoustic guitars.

I led with our best tunes (IMO), so I hope you're not getting progressively more disappointed with these...

posted by danb (11 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

This sounds lovely as an acoustic guitar duet. I particularly like your count-down intro.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:47 AM on August 9, 2008

I've always loved this song. And the count off is great!

1 2 3 4 ... 5?
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:18 AM on August 9, 2008

This song is so much fun. It's such an earworm. When I was little, I wanted to learn it so badly that it spurred me to figure out music by ear.

Sounds great. I like how you relax, stretch out and swing even more by the end. Thanks for posting it.

Now if you really want to have fun, combine it with the doors' riders on the storm--it totally works.
posted by umbĂș at 1:56 PM on August 9, 2008

Ahh this is one of the songs that kills me to play - the phrasing is so tricky. You guys did a great job.
posted by tmcw at 3:38 PM on August 10, 2008

Disappointed? No way man, this is really great. I'm glad you posted it. Thanks!
posted by snsranch at 1:38 PM on August 11, 2008

Hey, I'm glad you all enjoyed this! I really need to stop making excuses for everything before I post it...
posted by danb at 12:45 PM on August 14, 2008

oh man.

this was the de facto fight song for everyone who played music at my highschool. whenever tehre was a break in any program, the band (pit band, marching band, jazz combo, concert band, choir, etc.) would break into take five.

this takes me back...
posted by es_de_bah at 11:35 AM on August 15, 2008

How'd I miss this?
I put the Brubeck album on probably once a week, loudly, while cooking dinner.
Also, it's one of the top 5 songs that I always start playing the beginning rhythm part to and then don't know how to play the rest.
Great job.
posted by chococat at 10:07 PM on August 15, 2008

Great interpretation.
posted by fixedgear at 3:40 AM on August 24, 2008

Fantastic version. Have you ever heard this song? It's a great remake of this song, though it's not as clear in that 30 sec clip.

But sorry for the distraction. Your version is really good.
posted by micayetoca at 10:19 AM on August 27, 2008

I'm trying to think if I've ever heard a direct cover of Take 5, and I don't think I have. Thanks for doing this.
posted by not_on_display at 9:47 PM on September 1, 2008

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