Cross-Culturalism with a Vengeance: Brubeck’s “Take Five” – from Pakistan

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With thanks to Dr. Richard Rumer and Open Culture, here’s “Take Five” as you’ve never before heard it, played by the Sachal Studios Orchestra, based in Lahore, Pakistan. The notes reveal that “[b]efore he died last year, Brubeck called it the ‘most interesting’ version he had ever heard.” To learn more and to see and hear the performance, click here. (Readers in New York City may experience the ensemble “live” on November 22 and 23 with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. For details of those dates, click here.)

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