Take Five Drum Beat – Joe Morello – Dave Brubeck

Hey Drummers,

Having previously looked at classic drum beats such as Seven Days, Ain’t Nobody, Late in the Evening, and more, this posting checks out the Take Five drum beat from the classic Dave Brubeck track. Joe Morello is the man responsible for this lovely drum pattern which is an interesting twist on the standard jazz rhythm. With the song being in five four time, he has woven the jazz swing beat into an instantly recognisable groove which fits perfectly with the iconic sax melody from Brubeck.

Many versions of this song also offer a drum solo which is well worth a listen.

Watch the video below for a breakdown of the drum beat.