This song has followed me around all my life, catchy but truly haunting, never fails to make me cry.
Terry Jacks arranged and produced a version of this old song for The Beach Boys in the early 1970's. It was only when The Beach Boys declined to release their version that Jacks recorded it himself and the rest, as they say, is history.
You can certainly hear the similarities in the two arrangements, although Jacks slowed his version down which I think improves it- The Beach Boys version sounds too fast. Great vocal as always though from Carl Wilson.
When I saw this it had me totally suckered into thinking Brubeck had done the original version of this song but no. It's an extremely clever edit using both video and audio footage of 'Take Five' with a saxophone overlay by the editor himself.