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"Take Five" to the limits of absurdity . . . .

Doug Ramsey, who knows a thing or two about Paul Desmond's "Take Five", located yet another odd performance of the Desmond tune made famous by Dave Brubeck.  This video is VERY odd, with up to 12 Japanese ladies playing the well-worn tune on an assortment of Japanese instruments.  I don't know if "enjoy" is the word I'd use, but just remember when you start watching it isn't actually that long:

For those of you that want it in a more "traditional" way (and what isn't more traditional than koto?), here it is with Desmond himself:

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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