Dave Brubeck the jazz legend has taken Time Out from life: he died today, aged 91. Take Five is one of my favorite songs out there. Playing it on my bass in a combo or just listening to it. He had a huge influence on jazz music, with him making odd-numbered beats (5/4 or 9/8) common-place – not necessarily in pop music though. These odd beats are so much more lively then the dumb, old 4/4. But you won’t be able to sell that to the masses… The Mission Impossible theme used to be a 5/4 beat as well, before getting turned into a 4/4 for the remake of the movie.