Paul Desmond
Alto Sax Solo on
Take Five

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Solos are over the 8-bar A section only.
Paul Desmond was 34 to 35 years old at the time.

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Paul Desmond

Alto Sax

Album icon Album

Time Out

Dave Brubeck

Released 1959

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Take Five

Dave Brubeck

Recorded 1959

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Take Five

by Paul Desmond

E♭ minor

Concert Key

C minor

Alto Sax Key

ABA - 24 bars

Form

5/4

Meter

47s

Duration

4

Choruses

169 BPM

Tempo

Swing

Feel


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