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Take Five

Take Five  - Columbia 45rpm

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Label: Columbia
Year: 1959
Released on LP: No
Released on CD: Yes


Take Five


Released by Columbia in 1959, this 45rpm release is an alternative take from the Time Out Recording sessions.

It was never included on any CD until 2020 when Jasmine Records included it in their CD release - "The Dave Brubeck Quartet - The Singles Collection - 1956 - 1962.


Wikipedia Notes

Although released as a promotional single on September 21, 1959, "Take Five" fulfilled its chart potential only when reissued for radio play and jukebox use in May 1961, that year reaching No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 (October 9), No. 5 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart (October 23) and No. 6 on the UK Record Retailer chart (November 16).

The single is a different recording from the LP version and omits most of the drum solo. It became the first jazz single to surpass a million in sales,[28] reaching two million by the time Brubeck disbanded his 'classic' quartet in December 1967.

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