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Take Five (1976)

Al Jarreau

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Germany, 1976


Al Jarreau is featured performing in a clip from a 1976 German TV broadcast.


Al Jarreau, vocals
tom canning, piano & rhodes
jerome rimson, bass
nigel Wilkinson, drums

Al Jarreau sang with a group called the "Indigos" while attending Ripon College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1962.

After college he worked as a rehabilitation counselor in San Francisco singing nights with his trio.

In 1967 Jarreau teamed up with guitarist Julio Martinez making, music his full time career and in 1969 moved to Los Angles where they performed in popular clubs.

While working with pianist Tom Canning in 1975 Jarreau was discovered by Warner Brothers Records.

That year after performing on "Saturday Night Live" he achieved international fame with the release of his debut album, "We Got By."

Known for his scat singing Jarreau can also vocally imitate musical instruments.

His most commercially successful album "Breakin' Away" released in 1981 introduced the hit song "We're In This Love Together."

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