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How to draw TAKE5

Zentangle pattern: Take5. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Hi there! Today’s pretty Take5 tangle is from Swiss CZT Annett Ruempler and it’s her fourth on the site.

Annett’s tangle name made it impossible for me not to think of the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s famous “Take Five” tune and I had to check it out, just because you know I love a good digression 🙂 . First stop, Wikipedia:

“Take Five” is a jazz standard composed by saxophonist Paul Desmond and originally recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for their album Time Out at Columbia Records’ 30th Street Studios in New York City on July 1, 1959.

Two years later it became a surprise hit and the biggest-selling jazz single ever. Revived since in numerous movie and television soundtracks, the piece still receives significant radio airplay. The single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1996.

… The Dave Brubeck Quartet first played “Take Five” for a live audience at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 5, 1959. Over the next 50 years the group re-recorded it many times, and typically used it to close concerts: each member, upon completing his solo, would leave the stage … until only the drummer remained.

Desmond, upon his death from lung cancer in 1977, left the performance royalties for his compositions, including “Take Five”, to the American Red Cross, which has since received payments averaging well over $100,000 a year.

“Take Five” doesn’t sound 63 years old at all, does it? BTW you can still find the famous Time Out album on CD, MP3 or even on good old vinyl from Amazon.

And as for our Take5 tangle …

Take5 is Annett’s playful exploration of deconstructing a pattern using the number 5. In this case it’s also mirrored/reversed and then the string of alternating 5’s is embellished simply but effectively for a sweet end result.

Annett illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Take5 here on her blog where she features it in a Zentangle® tile with the Zentangle-originals Ing and Tipple.

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5 comments to How to draw TAKE5

  • Linda Dochter

    Thank you, Annett, for this coooool tangle and Linda for including the link to this cooooool jazz.

    Fun fact I heard from a guitar player: “I have enough time to make a brew during this drum solo.”

  • Dessie Arnold

    What a beautiful tangle! Thank you, Annett for sharing it with us, and thank you Linda for sharing the link to the music! I love that piece, and have always wanted to play it (on violin), but as a classical stiff, haven’t quite gotten the feel of it right! But you may have inspired me to pick it up again, and I certainly will be playing with Annett’s tangle.

  • Jody Genovese

    I love this pattern and ALL of your patterns Annett. So happy to see it here!

    Thank you for including this fantastic pattern from Annett Linda. I hope she has submitted more of hers for you to include in Tangle Patterns. She has some AMAZING things to share.

  • Susanna

    Fantastic pattern! Thank you for sharing it!

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