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Dave Brubeck “Take Five,” Live, 1966 (5’22”)

4 Responses to “Dave Brubeck “Take Five,” Live, 1966 (5’22”)”

  1. Donny Vosburgh says:

    I met them all and studied with Joe Morello in the late 60’s. Dave and Joe and Paul and Eugene were great to be around. Once again I am saden at hearing of Dave’s Passing, A great man!

  2. wim rutten says:

    it is due to a friend drummer, a man I consider to be like a brother, that I learned more about Dave, and Joe Morello.
    Daves music is stained in my brain.
    A great musician.

  3. Sara says:

    My Dad was his greatest fan when I was a kid. I swear “Take Five” is etched in my brain, forever. Sad when they go, but this man left “forever” for us to enjoy in his music. Rest in Peace, Dave! And, thank you for sharing your great, great talent with the world!

  4. Ben says:

    Dave Brubeck another great talent lost in this world. Hope more people learn about him.

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