By Matthias Kirsch,

Do you remember the first time you’ve listened to Dave Brubeck‘s groundbreaking “Take Five”? I was eighteen when I bought the “Time Out” LP in Cologne, on a cold February day in 1985. And while I can’t exactly remember where and when I first heard the tune (probably on the radio), what I remember is that for several weeks, I would put on “Strange Meadow Lark” and “Take Five” each morning before I went to school, and it was the first album I played when I came back from school. And even though I didn’t really care about odd time signatures, let alone didn’t know anything about it, there was this air of exoticism about it, something unheard of and very very special. Read more here. 

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