Dave Brubeck : Time Out

Dave Brubeck : Time Out

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Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), Gene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums)

Columbia 8192

Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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

Recorded on June 25, July 1, and August 18, 1959 at Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City.

Virtually all serious and even casual music lovers ought to be familiar with, or at least are likely to have heard The Dave Brubeck Quartet, even without realizing it — for the quartet's best-known hit "Take Five" has graced the soundtracks of multiple films.

The piece is famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody, as well as its use of unusual 5/4 time — so distinctive, it's a rare jazz track that became a pop hit. The album was intended as an experiment using musical styles Brubeck discovered abroad while on a United States Department of State-sponsored tour of Eurasia. In Turkey, he observed a group of street musicians performing a traditional Turkish folk song that was played in 9/8 time, a rare meter for Western music. 

Paul Desmond, Brubeck's alto saxophonist, wrote "Take Five," at Brubeck's urging to try and write a song in quintuple (5/4) time. "I told Paul to put a melody over (drummer) Joe Morello's beat," Brubeck explained. As a jazz pianist, Brubeck became a household name in jazz in part due to Time Out's success. Demond's cool-toned alto and quick wit fit in well with Brubeck's often heavy chording and experimental playing. Morello and bassist Gene Wright completed the group. The Quartet traveled and performed constantly around the world until breaking up in 1967 to pursue other musical ventures. 

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Bernie Grundman, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.