If you’re into jazz and if you’re into vocal jazz, you know Al Jarreau. I came across this bit of video from a German telecast in 1976 which gives us all a glimpse at this artist’s brilliance. Take Five, the Dave Brubeck jazz standard is taken to new and wonderful places. I love his percussive, rhythmic dance to the music, his voice a delightfully flexible instrument soaring and flitting in this creative tour de force. This will blow your mind.  Enjoy.

Al Jarreau sings Take Five.





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