As the story goes, Brubeck was in Eurasia on a US state department sponsored tour when he heard a Turkish streetband play a folk song in the Bulgarian metre; 9/8 time. He took his inspiration back home and decided to make a jazz album that would deviate from the traditional 4/4 measure, called Time Out. Paul Desmond helps him compose Take Five, and after a re-release in '61 it becomes the highest selling jazz single; introducing a new standard to the genre. 24 years later, Tito Puente comes out with Mambo Diablo and the second track is a cover of the same number with Tito's signature flare on the timbales. Tito took something that was established, a standard and flipped it on its head by making it simply... Fun.

The work in the show is a reaction to the way contemporary photography is currently being consumed. The pieces are meant to alter the audiences expected experience with the image by bringing a sense of whimsy and play through the medium. By changing it into a more playful visceral experience, the content of each image is heightened and is displayed to entice the viewer to linger with the pieces. This shift allows the viewer to dig a little deeper as the show steers away from the immediacy and instant gratification of image consumption. Have fun, and Take Five.
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