||[Jul. 16th, 2014|08:41 pm]
What Was That Song?
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I happened upon the following cover of the archetypal cool jazz song "Take Five" on a ringtone website, and found it amusing for a pedantic and nitpickety reason: "Take Five" was composed specifically to showcase the exotic (to most Euro-American ears) 5/4 time signature, and appeared on an album (Out of Time, 1961, by the Dave Brubeck Quartet) devoted to unusual time signatures--and yet this rendition is performed to a standard 4/4 hip-hop beat.
Any idea who performed this cover? http://www.zedge.net/ringtone/1162086/
(The original, for purposes of comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2In5a9LDNg)