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Time Out [Hybrid SACD, Import]

Dave Brubeck Audio CD
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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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  • Audio CD (12 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, Import
  • Label: Apo
  • ASIN: B008QDCZ3S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,756 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest Jazz recordings of all time 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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73 of 75 people found the following review helpful
By Burjiz
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
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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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
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
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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
3.0 out of 5 stars Great music, poor sound on 1992 version... 9 Jun 2011
By gR4H4m
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time Flies 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Priceless, classic album! 15 Dec 2009
By The O
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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5.0 out of 5 stars SATISFIED CUSTOMER
Published 1 day ago by pgc323
If you like contemporary jazz translated from original sources such as Turkey, with an original slant - youll recognise Blue Rondo A La Turk twist. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Opus simplex
5.0 out of 5 stars More Drums, Vicar?
I highly recommend this gem of an album: Take 5, which, contrary to your mind's ear, is not a twee clarinet number but a monster of a tune full of massive MASSIVE drums and worth... Read more
Published 1 month ago by B Applechase
5.0 out of 5 stars Time Out - BRILLIANT
I had forgotten how good this was. I disposed of my vinyl some years ago and am now enjoying the re-acquisition of some fantastic music. This should be in everyone's collection.
Published 3 months ago by Puglia Birdman
5.0 out of 5 stars THE PINNACLE OF COOL JAZZ
This album is a sensation - it is without doubt one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.

The music is cool, unforced and frankly, sublime. Read more
Published 4 months ago by HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE (HBMV)
4.0 out of 5 stars 60's jazz
I was familiar with the music and wanted this classic album on cd. The package arrived soon after the order was placed
Published 5 months ago by lois smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Classsic jazz album
Anyone who loves jazz cannot fail to enjoy this album. It's enjoyable what saxophone player does not want to play Take Five? It has to go down with Kind of blue as album to get.
Published 6 months ago by jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Replacement
Gave away a lot of LP's this was one of them and I wanted a cd to replace it, so delighted
Published 6 months ago by Anthony Wagg
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brubeck great?
Yes, this is the quality you expect, even though some of it has lost its first time round sparkle. Other fairly recent releases seem jaded by comparison.
Published 6 months ago by donald wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Always sounds fresh
Although this album has been around for over 50 years I am always surprised that I never tire of listening to it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Michael Smith
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