I was listening to Dave Brubeck in the car today, Time Out, the one that everyone with a passing interest in jazz has. One of the best selling jazz LPs of all time. An album meant to be an experiment in odd time signatures that his label, Columbia, only allowed him to make under the condition that he give them a "straight" LP, Gone With the Wind, first. No one expected Time Out to be a big seller, and no one expected "Take Five" the LPs signature song, to be a Top 40 hit.
When I got home, a friend had posted the video below so it was fully Brubeck around here. I was just going to post "Take Five", but then I ran across the whole damn LP. If you don't have any jazz at all, you could do worse for a first LP. And if you do have some jazz, you likely have it and understand why it's almost too obvious of a pick. There's a reason for that.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five mp3 at Internet Archive
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo a la Turk mp3 at Internet Archive
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Five more songs at Internet Archive
NOTE: At Internet Archive, in the right column, under "Download options" select "VBR MP3"