Dave Brubeck Quartet, c. 1957; Paul Desmond, alto saxophone; Joe Dodge, drums; Dave Brubeck, piano; Bob Bates, bass.
Courtesy of the Frank Driggs Collection.
Dave Brubeck Quartet
The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s performance of “Take Five” in 1959 was an astonishing hit, charming fans of all ages with its catchy melody and unusual 5/4 meter. Often associated with cool jazz, the Brubeck Quartet balanced the light, relaxed tone of alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, with Brubeck’s fiery, percussive style."