Time Out [50th Anniversary Legacy Edition]

Time Out [50th Anniversary Legacy Edition]

by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

CD(Digi-Pak / Bonus DVD)

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The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's bona fide classic, Time Out, was issued in May of 2009 by Sony Legacy. Its place in jazz history has been solidified by its being the first platinum-selling jazz album; it has also been hotly debated for its mass appeal and its accessibility. Certainly it is an attempt to get fans to buy the same recording on CD for at least the third time, but the producers of this set came up with some fine extras -- as well as a decent price -- to justify doing so. First there's the album, which is the same 24-bit remaster that's been out there, so if you are only a casual Brubeck fan, or have the album and it's enough, then stop reading. For the real fan, it's the bonus discs that warrant the attention here. First there's a second audio CD that contains previously unreleased concert recordings form 1961, 1963, and 1964 with the classic quartet of Brubeck, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright, and drummer Joe Morello. The track list is stellar and includes standards such as "Pennies from Heaven," and "You Go to My Head," in addition to live versions of both "Take Five," and "Blue Rondo à la Turk." There are eight tracks in all running 54 minutes; Brubeck and Desmond inspire the performances with some really knotty improvisation and brilliant contrapuntal exchanges between them. The DVD is something else again. About 30 minutes in length, it contains an extensive interview with Brubeck on the making of the album, some terrific performance footage of the quartet, an animated photo gallery, and a debatable interactive multi-angle piano lesson. In sum, this package adds tremendously to the value of the original album.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2009
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886973985229
catalogNumber: 739852
Rank: 3110


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Brubeck Quartet   Primary Artist
Dave Brubeck   Piano
Paul Desmond   Alto Saxophone
Joe Morello   Drums
Eugene Wright   Bass,Double Bass,Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Dave Brubeck   Composer
Paul Desmond   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Steven Berkowitz   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Ted Gioia   Liner Notes
Dan Brubeck   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Russell Gloyd   Producer,Executive Producer,Reissue Producer
Teo Macero   Producer,Audio Production
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Julian Alexander   Art Direction
Jeremy Holiday   Packaging Manager
A. Johnston   Composer

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Time Out 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard him "live" for only the second time in my life just a few weeks ago at Miami Univ in Oxford, Ohio. He is as dynamic as ever. He rendered the best version of Blue Rondo a la Turk I have ever heard him play. It was a terrific program involving the quartet, the university orchestra and vocal groups. Terrific performance, terrific music, and a terrific man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a professional artist and spend a lot of time in the studio working on my paintings. I like to listen to music while I paint because it helps my creativity. I tend to get tired of a c.d. after a while and need something new, but not in this case. Brubeck is brilliant with the way he alters from 3/4 to 7/8 or switches the style of music. Rather than getting tired of it, I find it grows on me each time I listen. Take Five is the most famous cut, but I've grown to love the others much more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is one of the greatest, hands down. Brubeck, Desmond, Wright, and Morello aren't the most "cutting-edge" of jazzers - only the most inventive and lyrical. The work done on this album defines jazz, in its purest form: truly MAKING music. Take Five is required listening, of course. I also believe Blue Rondo, Strange Meadow lark, and Kathy's Waltz stand out from the other incredible pieces on this allbum. This record is an absolute MUST for the jazz fan!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the quintessence of jazz cool. Emotive, warm, and easily accessible this album belongs in the standard must have repertoire of any jazz collection. You'll never grow tired of coming back again and again to listen to this time-honored classic. Remastered for the best possible sound.
Yada More than 1 year ago
If you don't dig this, move on. but if your like most, it will open the door and start the addiction.
kismet77 More than 1 year ago
Just as good as I remembered. I'm a listener (not a musician) and an enthusiastic listener indeed. If you want the experience of revisiting jazz done by one of the masters, Dave Brubeck's Timeout CD is for you. It takes you back in time...sipping your cocktail of choice at the local jazz club on a summer night on-the-town with your best friend, listening to one of the best jazz quartets in the world...no exaggeration. A must-have for your collection. And grooving to Blue Rondo a la Turk on my commute to work each morning -- what a pleasure.
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Dave's brother was the musical director at my high school. I first heard ''Take Five'' live at the Granada theater, where Dave had one of his first live concerts. But before that, I heard it being rehearsed. Together with the other cuts, this is one of the greatest jazz albums ever recorded.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best jazz album created...an instant classic from the original release date. A must for anyone who calls themselves a jazz fan!! Brubeck is the man
Guest More than 1 year ago
These guys are so good! They must have put a lot of work into this.
vantoth More than 1 year ago
Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" is my all time favorite piece of music. This is a wonderful CD is you like Brubeck, jazz, etc.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is possibly the greatest jazz title of all time. The way the three instruments blend is music ''gold''. I would recomend this to anyone who is starting a jazz collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I originally bought this album just for Take Five. Having had listened to the rest of the album, I am still incredibly intrigued in the creativity from the 1950's and how many people recognize Brubeck's innovative sound. If a musical concept can survive for 50 years, there's a reason.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a student drummer in the '60s I bought this album to help understand the non traditional time signatures (thus the title Time Out) The melodies are infectious, but 5/4, 7/8 and 11 times are really one of the great innovations in jazz.
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