Pakistan’s Sachal Studios Orchestra, an orchestra based in Lahore, Pakistan, does this wonderful and essential cover of Paul Desmond’s “Take Five”, the jazz standard made famous by the Dave Brubeck Quartet on the essential Time Out (1959). It’s one of those songs that you’ve already heard a million times, yet it sounds so fresh in a different context that it’s like you’re hearing this music for the first time again.
Supposedly Brubeck was a fan of this cover and called it the most interesting version of “Take Five” that he had ever heard.
Thanks Open Culture for this story.
Listen to Brubeck’s original “Take Five” below: