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4.0 out of 5 stars TIME OUT-50th ANNIVERSARY, May 26, 2009
This review is from: Time Out -50th Anniversary (2 CD/1 DVD Legacy Edition) (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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Initial post: Dec 29, 2009 7:50:39 PM PST
R. Gawlitta says:
Sounds like you liked it a lot...
Why only 4 stars?
I think I'll buy it.
Thanks for an insightful review.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2010 5:31:05 PM PST
R. Gawlitta: Thanks for the nice words. Why 4 stars? I've always liked Brubeck's group in a live setting. While the studio tracks are classics-the fire and excitement of the live tracks gives a certain edge to the music that's missing from the more mannered approach heard in the studio tracks. Since I first heard this (on vinyl!) I've always thought the group needed more "oomph" in their sound. But I understand why everyone feels this is a 5 star album. S.J.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010 6:01:30 PM PST
R. Gawlitta says:
It would be cool to hear him live; his group is still going, and he deserved the Kennedy Center honor. I'm thinking his music would be perfect for a long road trip I'm taking this summer.
Best to you...

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 8:13:20 AM PDT
MikeW says:
This seems to be a review of the 2CD + 1DVD package with the same name and NOT of the expensive HD single CD it was attached to.

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 11:58:38 PM PST
OK Gray says:
Hello, Stuart. This review would be much more useful if you listed the tracks on the second CD since Amazon did not. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2014 11:47:54 AM PDT
Lester says:
Another vote for the tracklisting. I am after the version that contains the unreleased recording of Koto songs, so would be much obliged if you could post the full tracklisting
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