(1) Desmond On “Take Five.” (2) A Financial Report

Desmond looking left

I had the middle part kind of vaguely in mind. I thought, "We could do this, but then we'd have to modulate again and we're already playing in 5/4 and six flats, and that's enough for one day's work." Fortunately, we tried it, and that's where you get the main part of the song.—Paul Desmond At the time, I thought it was kind of a throwaway. I was ready to trade in the entire rights of "Take Five" for a used Ronson electric razor.—Paul Desmond A Gift That Keeps On … [Read more...]