Dave Brubeck/Quartet
Time Out

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

Originally in 1959-2014 EU reissue on 180g LP-Buoyed by a hit single in altoist Paul Desmond's ubiquitous "Take Five," Dave Brubeck's defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history.

Label:  Jazz Trak 
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Release date: 01-02-2010(Originally released in 1959)

2010 EU reissue on 180g vinyl LP - 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. Buoyed by a hit single in altoist Paul Desmond's ubiquitous "Take Five," 

Tracks:
A1     Blue Rondo A La Turk     
A2     Strange Meadow Lark     
A3     Take Five
    
B1     Three To Get Ready     
B2     Kathy's Waltz     
B3     Everybody's Jumpin'     
B4     Pick Up Sticks

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 its 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.ALLMUSIC

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Jazz Trak
Originally released: 1959
This release: 2010
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