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Original Album Classics - Time Out / Countdown:Time In Outer Space / Time Further Out / Time Changes / Time In [Box set, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

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  • Audio CD (24 Jan 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Columbia Legacy / Sony
  • ASIN: B003924NZ4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Listen  2. Strange Meadow Lark (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 7:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Take Five (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 5:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Three to Get Ready (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 5:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Kathy's Waltz (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 4:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Everybody's Jumpin' (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Pick Up Sticks (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 4:160.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Countdown (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Eleven Four (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Why Phillis Waltz (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Someday My Prince Will Come (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 6:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Castilian Blues (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Castilian Drums (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 5:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fast Life (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Waltz Limp (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 4:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Three's a Crowd (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Danse Duet (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Back to Earth (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Fatha (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 3:470.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. It's a Raggy Waltz (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 5:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bluette (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 5:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Charles Matthew Hallelujah (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Far More Blue (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 4:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Far More Drums (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Maori Blues (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Unsquare Dance (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 1:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bru's Boogie Woogie (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Blue Shadows in the Street (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 6:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Slow And Easy (A.K.A. Lawless Mike)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. It's a Raggy Waltz (Live At Carnegie Hall)Dave Brubeck 6:370.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Iberia (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Unisphere (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 5:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Shim Wha (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. World's Fair (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cable Car (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Theme from Elementals (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Elementals (Album Version)The Dave Brubeck Quartet16:35Album Only


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Listen  1. Lost Waltz (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Softly, William, Softly (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 5:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Time In (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Forty Days (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Travellin' Blues (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 5:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. He Done Her Wrong (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Lonesome (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 7:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Cassandra (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Rude Old Man (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 2:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Who Said That? (Album Version)Dave Brubeck 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
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This is a five classic albums CD box set with the original artworked 'mini LP' CD wallets in deluxe packaging. It contains the albums Time Out, Countdown: Time In Outer Space, Time Furtehr Out, Time Changes and Time In.

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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful 23 Jun 2013
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Have played and played just terrific to hear all my favourites on the one albumn. Have even got the children and grand children interested
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5.0 out of 5 stars High order jazz 1 April 2013
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Excellent set of CDs, with the usual line-up in superb form. Great value for money and a fine tribute and legacy to an influencial player.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not too late 9 April 2013
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Why do I always seem to leave it until these giants of 20th century music pass away to really begin to appreciate thei
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3.0 out of 5 stars Explore the past 30 Mar 2013
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Some classics from the past - still to explore most of the albums. Nice touch all 5 CD's come in mini original LP covers nice touch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Bounty of Brubeck 17 Nov 2011
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Two of the five titles in this "Original Album Classics" set had seen no CD release before the boxed set "For All Time" appeared, and another had only been available via imports ("Time In"). This set is in essence another release of "For All Time", but with a few differences which may be of interest to potential buyers.

First, the ways in which these sets are similar: This one features, as far as my ears can discern, the identical masterings released as "For All Time". In other words, these discs sound nearly good enough to justify the years Brubeck fans had to wait for them. "Time Out", avaiable in several previous U.S. releases, saw its sound upgraded here. I had owned the imported CD of "Time In", but a comparison of the two quickly showed the domestic remastering to be noticeably superior. In addition, and in accord with the "For All Time" release, each CD label reprocduces the design of the original LP label from the era in which it first appeared. Bonus tracks, where they are included, are shared in common on the same discs in both sets.

Now to the differences between the two sets, which to some will make all the difference. "For All Time" is packaged as five individual jewel cases, one disc per case, with booklets containing both original and new liner notes and photos, and housed in a cloth-covered slipcase. The "Original Album Classics" set places each CD in a replica of the original LP-release jacket, all contained within a sturdy, glossy paper slipcase. Original liner notes may be read (with a magnifying lens) from the jackets, and a note from Sony on the slipcase offers more information about the albums through their presence on the Web.

Should the reader be unfamiliar with Dave Brubeck or these albums, this body of music represents the Quartet's forays into time signatures previously alien to jazz. Four beats to a measure of music, sometimes three--this was jazz before Brubeck. Beginning with "Time Out", these five albums chronicle ever more adventurous metric schemes--five beats per measure ("Take Five"), seven beats ("Unsquare Dance"), the players somewhat insecure at the beginning, but quickly mastering their innovations. And above all, they swing. Musically, and apart from any experiments in meter or rhythm, these fellows and their material are first rate.

For some buyers, the deluxe boxed set "For All Time" will undoubtedly be the choice, including as it does those nice booklets with new text and photos. But the identical music packaged quite adequately, and taking a fraction of the shelf space occupied by five jewel cases in a box, can also be appealing. I felt compelled to go to the more minimal "Original Album Classics" box because of space being at such a premium around my house these days. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that others have similar issues.

At any rate, if you like Dave Brubeck, you will own one or the other of these sets. And a person looking for a place to begin an appreciation of Brubeck can hardly do better than this. I hope this writing will help you decide which of the sets might satisfy your personal preferences and needs. Happy listening!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Study in time - wonderful for fans and essential for musicians 20 May 2012
By Mike Tarrani - Published on Amazon.com
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Each album in this set shares one thing in common: the theme and associated tracks are odd time signatures. By odd I mean not the more common 4/4 time (four beats to a measure with a note value of four of quarter note). However, if you don't want to get into that and just enjoy the music, that is what it's really about. I sometimes need to pull myself back from the technical aspects so I can just enjoy the gifts music bestows - and each album in this set is a gift as far as I am concerned.

I am not going to review any of the albums in this set because better, more reviewers than I have already done so in those album's product pages to which I have linked below. Also, trying to describe music with verbal narratives is an exercise in futility when sound samples exist, which they do on each of the pages.

Let's start with Time Out. This is one of four albums that were released in 1959 that changed the course of both jazz and music in general because of how influential they were. For the record, the other albums were Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Charles Mingus' Ah Um and Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz to Come. Each changed music in a specific way - Time Out did so by breaking the 4/4 time barrier. Every track is in a time signature other than common time.

Time Further Out. This 1961 album does contain a track in 4/4 (Charles Matthew Hallelujah). The tracks and signatures are It's a Raggy Waltz and Bluette (3/4), Charles Matthew Hallelujah (4/4), Far More Blue and Far More Drums (5/4), Maori Blues (6/4), Unsquare Dance (7/4), Bru's Boogie Woogie (8/8), and Blue Shadows in the Street (9/4).

Countdown: Time In Outer Space. 1962. The experiments in time continue on this album - it is almost an obsession and certainly a defining part of their music at this point in the Quartet's evolution. A few notes: one track, a standard that originated in Disney's 1937 Snow White, is performed in 11/4 time. I sometimes muse that Greg Allman must have heard and was inspired by this when he penned Whipping Post, which is also in 11/4. My favorite tracks on this album are Castilian Drums and Castilian Blues.

Time Changes. 1963. Aside from the groundbreaking Time Out this may be the most sophisticated of the albums in this set. The compositions are what set this apart, and the last track, Elementals, was born of a collaboration with Rayburn Wright and the Eastman School of Music's Arranger's Workshop. Wright is credited on the album as orchestra conductor. Also of interest is Paul Desmond is not credited with any of the compositions (he was the compositional genius behind Take Five and numerous other Quarter songs.) Dave Brubeck gets credit for all tracks except Shim Wha, whicn is attributed to Joe Morello.

Time In. 1965. While not nearly as popular among fans as the above albums this one is actually near the top of my favorites list. If for no other reason than it's eclectic. My personal favorite tracks are Traveling Blues and Softly, William, Softly. The latter solely because of Paul Desmond's languorous tempo on his alto sax and the way he just seems to float over it. I may be a drummer, but it's stuff like that which makes me a fan.

This set is for the listening pleasure of fans and jazz lovers who need not be concerned with time signatures. Nor should any listener have to apologize if they don't care about such things. Leave that stuff to the snobs and musicians. If you are a musician, this set is like five deep lessons in time signatures. Listen to it for the technical aspects if you must, but once you grasp those, sit back and listen to this music for the beautiful gifts they are.

One parting note: as you link to the individual albums note their prices and add them up. Subtract for any albums you already own and you will discover that it just may make economic sense to get this set even if you already own one or two of the albums it contains.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reclaiming Brubeck: A worthy "starter" kit unless . . . 8 Jan 2013
By Samuel Chell - Published on Amazon.com
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Brubeck was anything but "love at first sight" for an isolated high-school teen-ager seeking alternatives to Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" in the 1950s. But with each successive listening to Paul's sublime statements on his own blues, "Balcony Rock," and to Brubeck's aggressive rhythmic thunder on "Le Souk," both tunes from Dave's first blockbuster recording for Columbia, Jazz Goes to College, I became increasingly engaged, until I was "hooked," and occasionally even mesmerized. Next, I began to seek out Dave's earlier recordings, primarily on the Fantasy label and from "live" concerts for clearly captive (voluntarily) college audiences. The discovery, above all, of Jazz At Oberlin was like an epiphany. Never had I heard musicians--especially Desmond--play with such fire, imagination, and daring, combining classical interpolations with their own jazz sensibilities within improvised solos that seemed to slip into higher gear with each audible response, or bit of encouragement, from the fully engaged audience.

"Jazz at Oberlin" was the recording that led to a Columbia contract and the album "Jazz Goes to College" as well as a photo of Brubeck on the cover of Time Magazine (the first jazz musician ever to receive such attention) and a national audience that Columbia could count on to support Dave's experiments with meter. The next major event would be the release of the Columbia studio recording, Time Out, which would eventually share with Miles Davis' Columbia masterpiece, Kind of Blue, the reputation of being one of the two "greatest" jazz albums of all time (both are eternally ensconced in Amazon's list of the 10 best-selling jazz albums). Dave Brubeck's non-compromising, undeniably sophisticated music defied the odds of widespread acceptance with a recording of songs in "odd" meters, among them one particular track that has become arguably the best-known, most popular "jazz standard" of all time: Paul Desmond's "Take Five".

But now for the "problems" with this box set: 1. Many listeners no doubt already have a copy of "Time Out"; 2. "Time Out," while qualifying as a Brubeck "hit," is, in fact, a rather arid, formulaic, stiffly played "studio" recording, as practically any successive "live" recording of "Take Five" would show. To a great extent, Brubeck had become a victim of his own success, and at Columbia's behest, he began to issue a series of mostly studio albums, each based on a different theme (e.g. "Dave Digs Disney") or location (e.g. "In Japan," "In Eurasia," "At the Brandenburg Gate," etc.); 3. The "classic" albums in this set are, for the most part, all studio albums, including "Time Out" and the series of recordings it fostered. There is, to be sure, good music to be heard on each of the albums, but as Brubeck himself has frequently insisted in interviews, the studio albums pale alongside the quartet's live concert recordings.

What you will hear in this set, and for that matter in an album like "Time Out," is solid Brubeck and Desmond, along with strong support from drummer Joe Morello and bassist Eugene Wright, but the playing has an overly polished and rehearsed quality, the tracks are aimed at an optimal duration for radio play, the group is doing its best to be "tight" and to avoid making mistakes. Unfortunately, that's not "top-shelf" Brubeck music. Nor is it representative of the music that led to Brubeck's becoming a national "phenomenon."

Instead of this set (recordings in my comprehensive Brubeck collection that I rarely listen to) a listener would be better advised to pick up the two seminal concert recordings referred to above. From there go to the album rightly acclaimed as the best recording by Brubeck's best group (Desmond, Morello, Wright): At Carnegie Hall. Listening to this "Take Five" may come as a bit of a shock and revelation. No longer are the musicians "reined in" by strange meters or time limits or the requirement of executing with great care. Suddenly, all four musicians have become "free." The 5/4 time signature has, unlike the forced and deliberative playing on "Time Out," become second-nature to them. All four musicians are interacting within the irresistible flow, or time-stream, of the music, taking chances and even huge risks as the listener shares with them a journey that is at once "creation in the moment" and the adventure of a lifetime. This is "real jazz," a high-water mark in the history of this indigenous art form. It's music played with spontaneity, daring, and passion--creative improvisation of a high order (and don't let any "hip" elitist tell you that Brubeck doesn't "swing"--again and again, Brubeck's music demonstrates that there's more than "one" way to swing).

The next step might be to go to the recently released final concert by the quartet before Brubeck disbanded the group to move on to other projects: Their Last Time Out. The music is almost as exciting as the Carnegie Hall concert while understandably exhibiting even greater freedom. The Brubeck-Desmond quartet would remain inactive for the next 9 years until in 1975 they would perform a memorable (and bittersweet) reunion concert that deserves comparison with the previous Carnegie Hall concert from 1963. Paul was in the advanced stages of the cancer that would soon take his life, and Joe Morello was suffering from a detached retina that would eventually lead to blindness. But the music is of such a high quality that a listener wouldn't suspect the group had missed a single night let alone the whole prior 9 years: 25th Anniversary Reunion.

With these 5 "landmark" concert albums, each a significant "live" event, you will have a much better idea of what Dave Brubeck and, for that matter, jazz itself is all about. The excitement of great jazz improvisation has rarely been captured in such an accessible, engaging, almost "palpable" manner. Despite the polytonality, the odd meters, the radically different styles of the dramatic Brubeck and the lyrical Desmond, the listener can scarcely help but become a participant in the action of supreme artists creating in the moment and playing at the furthest reaches of their potential. After these recordings, the listener will have a better perspective from which to judge the vast discographies of both musicians, including Paul's piano-less recordings and Dave's large-scale compositions based on themes ranging from the quest for world peace to the role of jazz in that search. Inevitably, listeners come back to the same realization: Dave never sounded better than when he was playing Paul, and Paul never sounded better than when he was playing with Dave. The only "condition" that might be added is that this mutual dependence, or synergy, was never more apparent than when the two were playing together "naked," which is to say, in concert before a "live" audience.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the 'For All Time' Box Set Instead... 7 Mar 2011
By D. J. Krug - Published on Amazon.com
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Same 5 albums, but with jewel cases, liner notes, and a nice slipcover. As of this writing (March 2011) same price, too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of soul 25 Feb 2013
By Hank Schwab - Published on Amazon.com
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For too long, I passed on Dave Brubeck: white guy playing his quirky version of jazz, didn't fit in with my tastes in Miles, Coltrane or Monk, blah blah blah... I bought this set not long after his death, and all I can say is, what a boob I was. Some of the cuts are a little weak, this isn't gold from end to end, but neither are those big box sets by those other guys. The real treat is "Time In". The album is a gem of blues and soulful playing that should debunk the common prejudices jazz listeners have about Dave Brubeck and his quartet.
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