Take Five Twice For Saturday

dave-brubeckI have had a song stuck in my head all week. If you are a fan of Jazz, then you know who the Dave Brubeck Quartet is, and you most certainly have heard the composition, “Take Five”.

If you are not a fan of Jazz, but watch a lot of TV, you may have heard the song, “Take Five” as background music in a television show or movie.

To refresh your memory, here’s the first part of your “Saturday Diversion”




Now, here’s where the real diversion comes in. This week I spotted a video on Facebook, by Indian musician and vocalist Chandana Bala Kalyani.

Kalyani released a video through her Facebook page and it’s making the rounds.  I’m not sure it has hit viral status yet, but at over 2 Million views; it is well on its way.

Kalyani sings in the classical music genre of India known as Carnatic music.  She specializes in a form of Indian classical improvisation known as Raga.

You could write several books about what I don’t know about music, but I do know improvisation drives Jazz to be what it is.

So you take the improvisation of Jazz and the improvisation of Raga and you get Chandana Bala Kalyan’s cover version of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five”, and of course, tonight’s “Saturday Diversion”

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