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Time Out [Original recording remastered, Enhanced]

Dave Brubeck Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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Boasting the first jazz instrumental to sell a million copies, the Paul Desmond-penned "Take Five," Time Out captures the celebrated jazz quartet at the height of both its popularity and its powers. Recorded in 1959, the album combines superb performances by pianist Brubeck, alto saxophonist Desmond, drummer Joe Morrello and bassist Gene Wright. Along with "Take Five," the album features another one of the group's signature compositions, "Blue Rondo a la Turk." Though influenced by the West Coast-cool school, Brubeck's greatest interest and contribution to jazz was the use of irregular meters in composition, which he did with great flair. Much of the band's appeal is due to Desmond, whose airy tone and fluid attack often carried the band's already strong performances to another level. Together, he and Brubeck proved one of the most potent pairings of the era. --Fred Goodman

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And now for possibly the most popular album in jazz history! Dave contributes to the notes in this hi-fi version; new photos, too.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Defining Masterpiece April 30 2012
By Jerlaw
Format:Audio CD
Dave Brubeck's defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time. It was a risky move -- Brubeck's record company wasn't keen on releasing such an arty project, and many critics initially roasted him for tampering with jazz's rhythmic foundation. But for once, public taste was more advanced than that of the critics. Buoyed by a hit single in altoist Paul Desmond's ubiquitous "Take Five," Time Out became an unexpectedly huge success, and still ranks as one of the most popular jazz albums ever. That's a testament to Brubeck and Desmond's abilities as composers, because Time Out is full of challenges both subtle and overt -- it's just that they're not jarring. Brubeck's classic "Blue Rondo à la Turk" blends jazz with classical form and Turkish folk rhythms, while "Take Five," despite its overexposure, really is a masterpiece; listen to how well Desmond's solo phrasing fits the 5/4 meter, and how much Joe Morello's drum solo bends time without getting lost. The other selections are richly melodic as well, and even when the meters are even, the group sets up shifting polyrhythmic counterpoints that nod to African and Eastern musics. Some have come to disdain Time Out as it's become increasingly synonymous with upscale coffeehouse ambience, but as someone once said of Shakespeare, it's really very good in spite of the people who like it. It doesn't just sound sophisticated -- it really is sophisticated music, which lends itself to cerebral appreciation, yet never stops swinging. Countless other musicians built on its pioneering experiments, yet it's amazingly accessible for all its advanced thinking, a rare feat in any art form. This belongs in even the most rudimentary jazz collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just like wine Oct. 6 2006
By M. Tran
Format:Audio CD
I don't listen to jazz very often because it's not on the radio too often, but I would like to give it a try. So I made my first jazz cd purchase from a local and new jazz store.

At first, it seem rather plain to me... there would be some interesting spot.. but overall, nothing too interesting.

However, if you keep letting it play, the musics just catch on too you. It just take you away. That's why it is just like wine. This really is a signature music.
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This was my first exposure to The Dave Brubeck Quartet. My dad had this album in his record collection. As he bought it just for Take Five,and that was the end of him playing the album, so I kind of inhereted it. I enjoyed the album right away, and began collecting albums by Brubeck one after and another, week after week. After listening to this album, I was also introduced to drummer, Joe Morello. And now, after looking for albums by Brubeck, I only get albums by Brubeck with Joe Morello on it, and others with Joe Morello as a sideman. Anyway, this album starts off with one of the three most famous DBQ songs, (blue rondo a la turk, koto song, and take five). I had no idea about time signatures when I first listened to this album, being about age 12. But somehow I managed to play along with on the drums, no problem. For some strange reason, I was able to play all of Brubeck's odd time signature songs like Eleven Four, Castilian Drums, and of course Take Five, as most kids struggle with odd time signature songs, but I picked it up like that! The next song, Strange Park, was allright, displaying some 3/4, 4/4 techniques featured on the next side. The famous Take Five, which I new nothing of its signifigense was cool, especially with the drum intro. I almost instantainiously picked up the 3/4 brush patterns on 3 to get ready, Kathy's Waltz, and Everybody's Jumpin'. This album sounds like a real late night album. It's echo and coolness, sounded like backround music for a cd store, or a coffee shop. Most other Brubeck albums are not like this. Albums like Southern Scene, Gone With The Wind, and Countdown remind of sun, and the outdoors! I dont think there's a jazz fan in the world who doesn't own this on record or cd, or hasn't heard Take Five. Any young kid or an adult who is just getting in to jazz, will love this album, or jazz, for that matter, after listening to this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless brilliance. May 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
Judging from the other mixed comments on this page, it seems that this album is still being taken several different ways, just as it was in 1959. Want something easy & accessible for the new jazz fan? Like inventive solos and spontaneous group communication? Interested in odd rhythms and time signatures? Looking for something smooth-swinging that'll provide some nice background music? Well, the appeal of Time Out is that it works beautifully on *all* those levels. It started as a simple experiment in branching out beyond steady 4/4 time - which may not seem too rare now, but at the time it was pretty weird stuff - and was never intended to be anything more. But it's one of those works where everything falls into place so naturally it's uncanny, and the result from these sessions really caught on, due largely to the sinuous addictingness of "Take Five." You've probably heard that one somewhere, whether you know it or not.
There's more to offer in the way of rhythm, from the catchy alternating 4/4 and 9/8 of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" to the slow-hopping swing of "Three to Get Ready" to the easy-walking 6/4 beat of "Pick Up Sticks." The group has a wonderful chemistry. They listen and respond to each other but it never seems awkward or forced; they're all just having fun, and that's what really makes the whole affair sound so informal and inviting.
I wouldn't hold all its popularity against it - like Miles Davis's Kind of Blue and John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Time Out is one of those classics that transcends its genre and succeeds wildly without sacrificing any of its quality. And like those other two albums it's highly recommended for jazz neophytes, absolutely essential for any serious collection, and even remains pretty enjoyable to non-jazz fans too. So simply put, if you have any interest in jazz at all, you need this disc. No way around it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic !
My father had this as an album ,and it was passed to me after he passed on.I bought this CD and brother does it bring back memories...... Read more
Published 1 month ago by paul turenne
5.0 out of 5 stars FIRST Jazz cd
Great sound and a nice change from the music I usually listen to .
"Take five " is a timeless gem !
Published 3 months ago by richard landry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Excellent quality vinyl, superb sound, one of the best jazz albums there is! Don't hesitate if you're looking for a good vinyl copy of this one.
Published 5 months ago by Dylan Timmins
5.0 out of 5 stars Brubeck on sublime vinyl!
There can be no denying the sticker shock that comes with this sort of product, but having had several good listen-throughs of this Analogue Productions, 200g vinyl pressing of the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mark J.P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Enough said
In memory of Dave, I bought this one as his "signature" album through his career. However, yet to get some more. RIP
Published 11 months ago by T. TANG
4.0 out of 5 stars Developing my taste for Jazz
I don't know much about Jazz but I had heard a couple of numbers from this album and just wanted to have it. I am not disappointed. Read more
Published 17 months ago by J. Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Brought back some good memories. Nothing more to say excellent says it all sorry such a good muscian has gone.
Published 19 months ago by Betty Abbott
5.0 out of 5 stars R.I.P. Dave
Ordered this a few days before Dave died, received it the day after. I had the CD for years but wanted a good vinyl copy. Read more
Published 20 months ago by bjk
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Brubeck!
I already had a cassette(remember those?)of this but I obviously needed to upgrade part of my collection that wasn't already in cd or in digital file format. Read more
Published on Feb. 13 2012 by Jean-François Porlier
3.0 out of 5 stars Time Out - Dave Brubeck
Although I enjoyed most of the tracks of this renowned album, I am still looking for that silky sound that the group had on a lot of their numbers. Read more
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