Take Five Live

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Take Five Live
Live album by Carmen McRae
Released 1961
Recorded September 6, 1961, Basin Street East, New York City
Genre Vocal jazz
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Label Columbia
Carmen McRae chronology
Book of Ballads
(1961)Book of Ballads1961
Take Five Live
Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics
(1962)Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics1962
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Take Five Live is a 1961 live album by the American jazz singer Carmen McRae, focusing on the songs composed by Dave Brubeck. This was McRae's second album with Brubeck; their first, Tonight Only with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, was released in 1960.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Dave Brubeck and Iola Brubeck; except where indicated

  1. "When I Was Young"
  2. "In Your Own Sweet Way"
  3. "Too Young for Growing Old"
  4. "Ode to a Cowboy"
  5. "There'll Be No Tomorrow"
  6. "Melanctha" (Dave Brubeck, Liz Blake)
  7. "It's a Raggy Waltz" (Dave Brubeck)
  8. "Oh So Blue" (Dave Brubeck)
  9. "Lord, Lord"
  10. "Travellin' Blues"
  11. "Take Five" (Paul Desmond, Iola Brubeck)
  12. "Easy as You Go"


The Dave Brubeck Quartet


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 138. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.