March 18, 2013

Something Wonderful: "You can do anything when you're wearing sunglasses."

Take Five - Unorganized Hancock - YouTube

Maine band Unorganized Hancock plays Take Five by The Dave Brubeck Quartet from their album Time Out. Take Five was written by Paul Desmond in 1959. The song is known for being in quintuple (5/4) time, from which its name is derived. Time Out is considered one of the greatest West Coast Jazz records ever recorded. The album itself oozes a vibe that I link to the late 1950's and early 1960's. In a sentence; music your granddad would have viewed with vague disapproval.

Liner Notes:

The Heir is doing all the heavy lifting. He is playing three parts on the recording. He has learned to play the bass fairly well, even though he only recently started messing around with it. He tried to cajole a handful of his friends to play along with him, but they all fall out almost immediately. He decided to do it himself. With the help of my readers, he's able to record multiple tracks now, and makes the most of it. It's a tiny little thing, his multitrack. But it works. He recorded the rhythm guitar part along with his brother, in one take, and then added the bass, and then the melody and the solo. His little brother never misses, so he gets to go back to playing Minecraft right away.

I know him, the Spare Heir. He's thinking of playing Minecraft the whole time he's playing Take Five. I'm certain of that, because I remarked to him, after the last cymbal strike decayed into hiss and the recorder was turned off, that I thought he played really well, and he looked at me funny and immediately started in with: My Minecraft mod has such-and-such and so-and-so in it and blah, blah, blah... Sippican Cottage: Double-Take Five

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 18, 2013 3:56 PM
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This is one of the joys of modern technology.

Posted by: pdwalker at March 18, 2013 6:44 PM

Good job, those men.

All of them. And Mom.

Posted by: TmjUtah at March 18, 2013 7:01 PM

Sipp has the right to be extraordinarily proud. Those boys are really good.

I add this link only for a little bit of musical humor, Take Five by a Pakistani orchestra with tabala and sitar:

OTOH, those are clearly professional musicians in a professional studio and their take five is not better than Unorganized Hancock

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