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'Take Five' Cover: Pakistani Musicians Play Jazz Classic By Dave Brubeck And It's Amazing (VIDEO)

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The late Dave Brubeck's classic jazz piece, 'Take Five,' is forever engrained in the brains of just about anyone who's ever heard it. With it's undeniably catchy saxophone and raucous drum lines, it's nearly impossible to stop tapping your foot to the 1959 hit once it has invaded your ear canal.

The iconic song, written by Paul Desmond and performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, has been covered by a slew of jazz musicians to date. However, a truly remarkable rendition by the Sachal Studios Orchestra is giving us another reason to hum the composition, which we recently discovered over on Open Culture's blog.

The Pakistani classical music group, formed by Izzat Majeed and Mushtaq Soofi, replaced the piano, saxophone and drum kit of the original with a sitar, guitars, and a string ensemble. The result is nothing short of amazing. In fact, Brubeck himself called it "the most interesting" version of 'Take Five" he'd ever heard.

Watch the video above and let us know your thoughts on the cover in the comments.

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