Dave Brubeck composed a number of songs with then-unusual time signatures during the early 1960s; one of the most enduring has been the deceptively simple sounding “Unsquare Dance.” The 7/4 rhythm of this miniature was accompanied by hand clapping (presumably Paul Desmond, as well as Brubeck while he ducks out in the middle of the original recording), causing Joe Morello to laugh a bit after they completed a successful take without errors. Years later, Brubeck was surprised when a European audience at one concert clapped along and refused to be thrown by the challenging final chorus of the piece. It was explained to him afterwards that Unsquare Dance” was used as the theme to a popular television game show, so they were very familiar with it. In addition to several later studio and live recordings, Chris Brubeck (the composer’s son and a veteran of his father’s quartet) composed humorous lyrics to the song. The younger Brubeck has made several of his own recordings of “Unsquare Dance,” with Bill Crofut and Joel Brown, the trio Triple Play, as well as with the London Symphony Orchestra under his own name.