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Dave Brubeck — Unsquare Dance
Album: Time Further Out
Avg rating:
7.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 779









Released: 1961
Length: 2:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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I can't hear this anymore without thinking of Baby Driver.

But that's great!  Baby Driver is one of my favorite movies, and it's pretty much a 2 hour music video; if you're a music fan, you've got to see it.
 dwhayslett wrote:

In fact I've just realized that this is exactly the same song as "Come Along" by Yat-Kha, except for the different parts.
 
Good thing there are different parts.... 
dare you to keep the clap rhythm through to the end.
 Proclivities wrote:

...but other than those things they're the same.
 
In fact I've just realized that this is exactly the same song as "Come Along" by Yat-Kha, except for the different parts.
 aaronm wrote:
Well, for starters, Take Five is mostly in 5/4 measure, and this song is in 7/4. Also, they're completely different songs.
 
...but other than those things they're the same.
I step along to the Bojangle-y tap taps with eyes closed and a smile  : )
 user4176 wrote:
What's the difference to Take Five?

 
No difference! Dave Brueback just rewrote Take Five throughout his career and nobody noticed - until you showed up!
 user4176 wrote:
What's the difference to Take Five?

 
Well, for starters, Take Five is mostly in 5/4 measure, and this song is in 7/4. Also, they're completely different songs.
Too trippy for a Tuesday morning. 

I keep seeing Martha Graham ballet dancers. Go figure.  
Anything played by Dave is outstanding.
What's the difference to Take Five?
2 of my favorite artists -  Miro and Brubeck.
he's like billy pilgrim - unstuck in time!
 TerryS wrote:
As a Tommy Cooper  once said "sarcasm is the refuge of inferior brains owned by people who feel they are superior beings." 

 
{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}
 TerryS wrote:
As a Tommy Cooper  once said "sarcasm is the refuge of inferior brains owned by people who feel they are superior beings." 

 
A little perspective for those of us not familiar w the late Mr. Cooper:

Tommy Cooper 

BTW, I think he was "dead" wrong. 
As a Tommy Cooper  once said "sarcasm is the refuge of inferior brains owned by people who feel they are superior beings." 
Why anyone would consider this complex is befuddling  ---  as a wise man once said  "some ideas are so stupid only an intellectual will believe them"
 WonderLizard wrote:

Four years later and the wrong album cover's still up. {#Lol}

 
Not any more. Thanks, Bill.
Thank you Mr. Brubeck! Great up beat tune. So much fun.
For those who wanted him to do more up tempo stuff, Mr. Brubeck was quoted saying that this was for all the toe tappers in his audience. (and thus be satisfied and stfu)



Was listening to this when I was 12, still love it today.
Totally unsquare!
 WonderLizard wrote:
Wrong album. It's from 1961's Time Further Out.

 
Four years later and the wrong album cover's still up. {#Lol}
 hagz21 wrote:

There is always room for more clapping in music. {#Clap}

 
Not to mention the cowbell.


Rest in peace. great Brubeck!
 Dave_Mack wrote:

Feels more like 7/8 to me, but that's quibbling.  But the rating is 7.8, so that's cool {#Dancingbanana}

Dang, somebody raised it to 7.9!

 
As in time signature, not rating - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.  And I agree, feels more like 7/8 than 7/4

There is always room for more clapping in music. {#Clap}


Genius.
he is the master of making songs w/ unusual time signatures accessible...
It's like the only people that showed up for the song was a stoned bassist and a slightly mentally handicapped midget tap dancer...

Not my bag.
 squibbb wrote:
Annoying as hell.
 

What squibb said.
Paradiddly ho>
My grandmother introduced me to Dave Brubeck when I was in middle school. She could throw a wicked fastball and definitely knows her staple jazz musicians. 
 randerse10 wrote:
7/4 time? 
 
Feels more like 7/8 to me, but that's quibbling.  But the rating is 7.8, so that's cool {#Dancingbanana}

Dang, somebody raised it to 7.9!

 randerse10 wrote:
7/4 time? 
 
Works out.  Are you Dave's little brother?

 Platypus wrote:
tremendous! 8)
 
This tune has recently moved up in the RP playlist rotation.{#Bananapiano}
That the guy is still performing live and still going strong is amazing.

I give this one an 8.  {#Cool}
 
 randerse10 wrote:
7/4 time? 
 

{#Yes} The original liner notes describe the song as "A challange to the foot-tappers" {#Lol}
7/4 time? 
 WonderLizard wrote:
Wrong album. It's from 1961's Time Further Out.


 
You're right! I didn't think that track was on Time Out. Here 's the track listing for Time Further Out.

Track listing

  1. "It's a Raggy Waltz" – 5:12
  2. "Bluette" – 5:21
  3. "Charles Matthew Hallelujah" – 2:52
  4. "Far More Blue" – 4:38
  5. "Far More Drums" – 4:00
  6. "Maori Blues" – 3:54
  7. "Unsquare Dance" – 2:00
  8. "Bru's Boogie Woogie" – 2:28
  9. "Blue Shadows in the Street" – 6:35

The 1996 CD reissue adds the following tracks:

  1. "Slow and Easy (A.K.A. Lawless Mike)" – 3:29
  2. "It's a Raggy Waltz" (recorded in 1963, Carnegie Hall) – 6:37


I don't know whether I like this or the Paddy Milner cover better...
My bananas can't either! {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana}


what would don draper do?
Good Stuff!
Timeless cool
KickASS on headphones.
This ain't on Time Out.

Er, woops. nevermind.

edit Oct '09: Still not on Time Out.


Wrong album. It's from 1961's Time Further Out.


Great to hear the vibes from the acoustic bass.
 cc_rider wrote:
What is WRONG with this Brubeck guy? Why can't he use a NORMAL time signature? Freak. xoxox, c.
 
Take five, dude.
{#Puke}

As much as I hate to say it, the Paddy Milner cover makes this one sound fairly lifeless...

Still enjoyable though!

It's got a cool groove. Kinda modern, like something from the movie "Catch me if you can".
What is WRONG with this Brubeck guy? Why can't he use a NORMAL time signature? Freak. xoxox, c.
8.
Annoying as hell.
A-HA! I'm loving the fact that my desk is now clear enough to hear the audio tracks bouncing back and forth between the two speakers.
A throwaway? Don't think so. Mr. Brubeck did all sorts of interesting things in different "times." Love the segue from Fagen too.
Mr Brubeck should apologize to the world for putting out this piece of crap. Hard to believe this is from the same musician that did "Take Five"
Mot wrote:
Rythmic clapping. Blech!
Bleching. Rythmic clapping! (pimp)
TomasU wrote:
Nice segue from Fagen's song: "I hear you're mad about Brubeck I like your eyes I like him too He's an artist a pioneer We've got to have some music on the new frontier"
hmmmm.....really? so it is...(pimp)
Rythmic clapping. Blech!
Nice segue from Fagen's song: "I hear you're mad about Brubeck I like your eyes I like him too He's an artist a pioneer We've got to have some music on the new frontier"
I love the incredulous laugh you can just hear at the end - like, Did we pull it off?
Refreshing ! Good, really
tremendous! 8)