Someone had to do it…. Take 5.

Brubeck Blues

Sax to the beat

wilful wistful wily

Drifting down the street



Piano vamping

Blues scaling

E flat minor Brubeck stomping

Five four time, once more

Five four time.


© Alison Jean Hankinson

For d’Verse….TAKE 5…..

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Author: alisonhankinson

Walking tall whenever I can.

9 thoughts on “Someone had to do it…. Take 5.”

  1. True story: Desmond and the drummer kept doing this cool thing going during breaks. Brubeck says put it down on paper and I’ll arrange it. Called it, “Take Five.” Desmond says, “Take Five? Nobody’s going to know what take five means.” Brubeck says, “You are the only one on the planet who doesn’t know what take five means.” Hence Desmond’s later album, “Take Ten.” Seriously.

    Your poem catches the mood and the rhythm of this song perfectly! In five-four beat.

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  2. As the student conductor of my high school orchestra, this was the song I chose for them to play, getting everyone out of classical mode into something new. The 5/4 was a thrill to conduct, that one extra side sweep of my right hand to the left, and the orchestra enjoyed the piece too. Thanks for reviving this jazz classic and love the unorthodox five lines per stanza.

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