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Time Out [Import]

Dave BrubeckAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (January 27, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Essential Jazz Class
  • ASIN: B00305ICIO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (478 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #937,632 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The original classic album Time Out in its entirety. One of the best selling jazz albums of all time, it included the original versions of two of the group's best known songs: Take Five and Blue Rondo … la Turk. In addition, we have included the complete album Brubeck Time, which was the first Brubeck LP recorded in the studio (its title derives from his portrait on the cover of Time magazine).

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151 of 155 people found the following review helpful
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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143 of 147 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TIME OUT-50th ANNIVERSARY May 26, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Two discs 38 and 54 minutes each approximately. The sound is immediate with good separation between the piano,which is crisp,the alto sax which is light and airy,and the rhythm section,which has a good deep end to it's sound. The booklet has a number of photographs of the band and gives the background on this (at the time) monumental release. The DVD is approximately 30 minutes in length,on the making of the album,interview with Brubeck and other footage.

Anyone with even a passing interest in jazz will have heard either "Take Five",or this entire album. It's certainly one of the best selling albums in the jazz field,and shows no indication of slowing down anytime soon.

What makes this release something to purchase is the entire second cd,which is THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET LIVE AT NEWPORT,1961,1963 and 1964,with the same personnel who played on the original studio album. This disc contains the usual "hits" then popular from this group,along with several other tracks. Live this group sounds a bit more alive,and not quite as academic as they sometimes tend to sound on studio recordings. Live,this music will put a smile on your face and set your foot to tapping. And that's what this album is all about-great jazz played with style and fine musicianship,yet it still has that cool,yet "good-time" feel. This album so caught the public's attention,because of a couple of popular tunes,that much of the sophisticated arranging and playing was missed by listeners. At the time the rhythm patterns in most of the compositions were very advanced-not many had played jazz in the time signatures that Brubeck and his group did on this album. For those who like this album,the extra disc is certainly worth owning. Not only will you have one of the best,most popular jazz albums of all time,you'll also have some very fine live jazz,which makes this release the one to own.
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124 of 131 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take Five - Stars, That Is! January 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
"Time Out" is by far my favorite jazz album of all time. I never get tired of hearing it. It would definitely make my list of desert island discs. I also dig the painting which serves as the album cover. The superb pianist Dave Brubeck is the nominal leader of the group, frantically kicking off the opening classic track "Blue Rondo A La Turk." Drummer Joe Morello amazingly keeps perfect time during all of the tempo shifts. He particularly shines on the appropriately named tune "Pick Up Sticks." Saxophonist Paul Desmond takes center stage on the most famous track of all, "Take Five." This song has rightfully taken its place among the greatest instrumentals of all time. Rounding out the quartet, Eugene Wright's bass deftly anchors the beat on the melodic "Kathy's Waltz." The song "Everybody's Jumpin'" would be right at home on an album of sophisticated swing music. I'm no jazz expert who can expound on exotic time signatures, but I know what I like. I love "Time Out" by the Dave Brubeck Quartet!
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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best, most accesible jazz album ever. November 18, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
I work in the seafood business. We have a saying in the indrustry that states: " Shrimp is the seafood for people who don't like fish." Dave Brubeck's "Time Out" is the shrimp of jazz. From the booming intensity of "Blue Rondo A La Turk" to the melodic sweetness of "Strange Meadow Lark," one cannot even tell that the album is an exercise in unusual time signatures. But it is. Most jazz is in "common" or 4/4 time, which means four beats to a measure. "Time Out" explores alternative time signatures such as 5/4, "Take Five", 9/8, "Blue Rondo A La Turk", and 6/4, "Pick Up Sticks". I was exposed to this album by my father, who played it more than any other album he had; he had a collection of more than 1000 records,including Garner, Getz, Waller, Goodman, Kenton, Jamal, and of course, every Brubeck "album" (we don't call them those anymore, do we?) available at the time. For a first time jazz listener, I would recommend this recording highly. The piano, bass, saxophone, and drums work together in a way that only Brubeck has been able to orchestrate. Joe Morello's drum solo in "Take Five" is the best since Gene Krupa in Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing". Morello tunes his drums to approximate the notes of the melody. Paul Desmond's sax is at its playful best. His work on "Strange Meadow Lark" is both wistful and sexy. "Take Five", his own composition, was the first jazz record ever to sell a million copies. Listen carefully to Gene Wright's bass lines. Like a compass, they guide us through the treacherous terrains of Brubeck's bombastic blasts and Desmond's delightful designs. All in all, the best, most accessible jazz album ever. '
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dave Brubeck cornerstone of any relevant jazz collection
This is a classic recording which includes the jazz standard "Take Five" - A must have for any jazz lover.
Published 2 days ago by M.Woolsey
4.0 out of 5 stars Art decorated class
Exactly what I was looking for! Reminds me of my wedding day at an art deco boutique hotel. Great way to start my new life?
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Looking for good, solid jazz instrumentals and can't miss with Dave Brubeck Quartet. Haven't listened to him in a long time. Enjoying it.
Published 7 days ago by C. Ender
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the top jazz albums of all time.
Just an amazing CD. I suppose some people on the planet might not like it.
Its 50 years new.

Even if you own no other CDs, get this one.
Published 8 days ago by Larry Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars Brubeck is a Master
Dave Brubeck set6 the bar very high for jazz lovers. This album, includes the masterful "Take Five" which both I and my son enjoy greatly.
Published 12 days ago by Adam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recording
This is a classic jazz recording by Brubeck. After all these years, it is still very fresh and great jazz.
Published 23 days ago by Sandy
4.0 out of 5 stars CD
If there is a foundation CD for any jazz collector it is this one.
It is timeless & contains possibly the best known jazz tune of all time "Take Five".
Published 1 month ago by Gary A. Glisch
3.0 out of 5 stars Arrived with nasty 3 inch crease in one corner.
LP was fine, with occasional dust sounding crackles during quiet passages.
Was hoping for a much better quality pressing :(
Published 1 month ago by J. Stav
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Great Album from a Master
This was one of the very first jazz albums I acquired in my youth. After Mr. Brubeck's death It seemed only right to purchase this in a newer technology format.
Published 1 month ago by The Bay Gourmet
5.0 out of 5 stars The jazz album for people who don't like jazz...perfect!
It was the summer of 1959, when The Dave Brubeck Quartet created this timeless creation in a studio.

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Published 1 month ago by Dr. Oceanfront
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