Years ago, when my learning curve at guitar was a lot steeper, an old pal, Alan Joyner, and I played around with 5/4 time. As a musical metric, it was a mind-blower for both of us.
Of course, Brubeck's famed Take Five brought that meter into prominence, not because odd-timed jazz had become so popular, but because he found a way to make music in that time signature memorable and downright infectious.
And, by the way, I hope to write, and live creatively otherwise, as long as he did. In fact, I've just this past week begun to learn an arrangement of Take Five on guitar. So for me Dave Brubeck lives on.
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