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Time Out [180g VINYL]


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Dave Brubeck was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds. With a career that spanned over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.

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  • Vinyl (1 Mar 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jazz Wax Records
  • ASIN: B0034JV5Y4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,029 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blue Rondo a la Turk
2. Strange Meadow Lark
3. Take Five
4. Three To Get Ready
5. Kathy's Waltz
6. Everybody's Jumpin'
7. Pick Up Sticks
8. Audrey (bonus tracks)

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By 1959, the Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond had been in existence for nearly a decade and it was highly popular among jazz audiences (the bass player and the drummer changed a few times until Joe Morello arrived in 1956 and Eugene Wright joined the group in 1958/59). They had begun playing in colleges, and slowly made their way into concert halls and jazz festivals. Brubeck appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1954. He was only the second jazz musician to receive this distinction (Louis Armstrong was previously honored in 1949). The magazine s decision to select Brubeck was questioned by many black jazzmen like Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, who rightly felt that they were more deserving of the honor. They believed that choosing Brubeck was a form of racism. Despite the possible overreaction of the press, the popularity of the Dave Brubeck Quartet was real, as was the singularity of their music. The formation took the challenge to experiment with musical forms foreign to jazz and, in addition to playing standard tunes like everyone else, they introduced many new compositions that gave the formation its identity. Most of the songs were composed by Brubeck himself, as can be seen on the album Time Out. However, one of the most catchy melodies on that album, Take Five , was a Paul Desmond composition, and it would become the quartet s most celebrated tune. While they had experimented, in one way or another, on many of their previous albums, none of them had such an ambitious concept as Time Out, which only presented tunes written in unusual time signatures. It was impossible to predict that such an unusual idea would lead to one of the best selling jazz albums of all time. The Quartet s previous albums had been popular, but none of them had achieved the success of Time Out.

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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Fiction Fan on 24 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
As hard as it is to live up to the hype, "Time Out", like Miles's "Kind of Blue" or Cannonball Adderley's "Something Else" is a real 24 carat masterpiece. The stand-out track of course, is Paul Desmond's marvellous "Take Five" which, with its wonderful meandering wistfulness, once heard can never be forgotten. Yet all the tracks, with their various time signatures, swing hard and leave you feeling happy and relaxed. The quartet made many other great recordings but for impact and longevity this one takes some beating.
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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Burjiz on 19 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
When I heard that Sony remastered this CD, I immediately grabbed myself a copy. Dave Brubeck's "Time Out" isn't just a great album; it also gives me fond childhood memories from when I first listened to this recording as a toddler. At the risk of recycling a cliche, it's one of those vital albums that transcends musical boundaries, and it's accessible to the masses while also remaining cutting edge. Producer Teo Macero, who is also responsible for some of Miles Davis' most essential recordings, brings out the very best in each of the players on this record. In my opinion, the very heart of this 1959 release is the exceptional "Take Five." The dynamic interaction between Brubeck's piano and Paul Desmond's expressive saxophone makes this one of the most unforgettable and powerful pieces of jazz ever played on a vinyl record. Other album cuts like "Three to Get Ready" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" are timeless pieces that are so effortlessly graceful they seem to walk on water. Along with Miles' "Kind of Blue" and Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," Brubeck's "Time Out" is one of THE essential jazz recordings to own. It's a 100% risk-free purchase; even more so with the newly repackaged and remastered edition. But don't just take my word for it. "Time Out" is an experience that has to be heard to be believed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By pierino on 7 Sep 2010
Format: Audio CD
Vintage Brubeck piano with Paul Desmond on alto sax giving that rounded quality that is what we expect. The extra DVD with DaveBrubeck at 90years old showing the technical detail and the rapport between the members of the group, gives a unique incite into this music that makes the package excellent value for money.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Larry Ketchersid on 4 Dec 2006
Format: Audio CD
Dave Brubeck was in Houston for a concert last night, and we were listening to this album on the way there. A classic album, a classic artist. Though there was no Paul Desmond at the concert, it was fantastic to finally get to hear Dave in person.

It's hard to pick a favorite tune from this album, as they are all wonderful to listen to. "Take Five", the main hit from this album, sounds great on this remastered version, and it sounded amazing as his 85 year old hands tickled the ivories at the concert. Bobby Militello filled in well and amply for Paul Desmond on sax at the performance, by the way.

In addition to "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo A La Turk", I also enjoy "Kathy's Waltz" and "Everybody's Jumpin'", with the Sax lead opening and Dave's piano answering, and the following exchange and counter point.

Also, if you have not heard any of Dave Brubeck's choral arrangements, I would highly recommend them. They were played last night with the Dave Brubeck quartet, the Houston Chamber Choir and a brass section. Simply amazing. You can find them on his albums "The Gates of Justice" and "To Hope".
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
I dont pretend to fully grasp the various time signatures, and as such neither do i give pay much heed to the value of this record as Mr Brubeck and his bandmates' exercise in extreme muso ramblings. What matters is: The whole thing just swings. From start to finish, this is jazz that will make you tap your toes and hum along at the same time, and all too often in my relatively limited jazz experience, either a good rythmn or a catchy melody seems forsaken for the other. Joe Morello's drums and Gene Wright's bass keep the whole thing rolling without ever dominating Paul Desmond's sax, almost flute-like in the warmth of it's tone, or Brubeck's often understated piano. Time Out sounds to me like the soundtrack to a Woody Allen film, and makes me want to wear thick black rimmed glasses. Yet this time thats not a bad thing.......
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By gR4H4m on 9 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a classic Jazz album and the music scores 5*. However this version from 1992 (with Columbia Jazz Maserpieces logo) is not great. The sound is dull and muffled. Get the later re-master on the Legacy label, it's so much better sounding.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The O on 15 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD
Refined smooth jazz flirting with minimalism, flicking between cool improvisations and elaborate, conceptual themes, bridging musical styles.. This special edition with DVD and extra live CD makes a nice set, a necessary piece for a music Library..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. R. Thompson on 2 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
Well where did 50 years go ? Stunning when I first heard it as a teenager and just as good today.Wonderful improvisation in unusual time meters.Brubeck has been maligned by the critics but this shows just how good the group was.The additional cd shows why the public loved him.The dvd is a piece of jazz history.Includes "Take Five"which rode high in the Hit Parade of its day.Would any jazz track get in the Charts of today ?
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