By human gamer
Sometimes, rarely, genius expresses itself without constraint or limitations. It leaves the world with something truly magical that transcends time. Dave Brubeck poured out his genius in "Time Out;" each track a unique expression. I love each one more upon every listening. The American art form at its apex.
Classic, but flawed by lack of hi-res
Name the top 10 classic jazz albums and Brubeck’s Time Out sits in the top 3, along with John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. Unfortunately the mastering of this particular version is just slightly better than the original CD; and if you really want to listen to the music, you’ll need a high-resolution version — something that Apple/iTunes still refuses to carry.
Time Out-The Dave Brubeck Quartet
As a Jazz Giant Dave Brubeck will always remain on top of the list of famous Jazz Performers. His renditions bring me back to where I was many years ago listening to his songs at various concerts & clubs. This is a great album that will last the test of time. Don't pass up an opportunity to sit back and go back in time again. Enjoy fully
Unforgettable, RIP Dave
A timless masterpiece of songs and diffrent styles of music combined together into one. Rest in peace Dave!, the music world has lost one of its well known figures and best musicians.
The One You've Heard About
Yes, it's all true. This is the definitive studio recording by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
With the inclusion of drummer Joe Morello three years earlier, Brubeck had found a drummer who could handle the rhythmic experiments he was interested in undertaking. He wanted to write an album of music that didn't use standard 4/4 time, the only rhythm jazz had ever used (though waltz-time was used more and more in the '50s).
"Blue Rondo a la Turk" is a holdover from Jazz Impressions of Eurasia, using the Turkish rhythm Brubeck had heard during his State Department tour of 1958. The classical rondo (repeatedly returning to the same melody separated by different interludes) with the Turkish rhythm, and the juxtaposition of the 4/4 blues create a work greater than the sum of its parts. Brubeck and Desmond's solos are highlights.
"Strange Meadowlark" is a beautiful, tuneful ballad with a slightly unusual form, but in 4/4 time.
"Take Five" was nominally written by Paul Desmond, but Brubeck helped put the two melodies Desmond created into one tune. This version is admittedly stiff, but it became a giant hit afterwards, the greatest of Brubeck's career. It may be no exaggeration to say that Brubeck played this song at EVERY concert from 1961 on.
"Three to Get Ready" is a charming, very simple tune, but after one reading of the melody the rhythm begins alternating 3/4 and 4/4 time, and the result is surprisingly swinging.
"Kathy's Waltz," written for his daughter Catherine (the title was misspelled on the album, so it stuck), is the further evolution of the Brubeck 3/4, (from "Lover" to "Someday My Prince With Come" to "Wonderful Copenhagen" to this) where the leader superimposes 4/4 while his rhythm section remains in 3.
"Everybody's Jumpin'" and "Pick Up Sticks" (both featuring 6/4 (not 3+3) to varying degrees) are the least-remembered of the tracks here, but the former is a groovy melody that keeps changing keys, and the second is an ostinato-bass-line tune that features possibly the most exciting Brubeck big-chord solo on the album.
This album has it all: tuneful melodies, challenging rhythms, nonpareil soloists, and a consummate rhythm section. It is a relief to see that such a high-quality album can be a popular hit as well.
Never to be forgotten
Dave Brubeck passed today but albums like this will keep his magical gift alive for all time. A must-have collection from the best is modern jazz.
True Genis and Now a Legend
Dave may have left us earlier today but remember his music is streaming throughout the cosmos on radio waves working their way through space and time...
Great album! Dave Brubeck essential!
By Dylan Fan Rick
One of the best albums out there. Take five is as suave as it gets. Will not disappoint!
One of the very best
If I had to pick one band, one album, one song...Brubeck Quartet's Take Five. Whenever I hear anyone say they don't like jazz, I pull out this album, and I can't think of one time when it has failed to open ears and minds.
For me, the live recordings on this release breath new life into pieces that I could already listen to for days on a repeat loop.
The studio releases on this edition may in fact be different takes as said (re gwanaman), and I guess I can understand taking issue with Sony over a lack of disclosure. However, while I own and regularly listen to the orignally released album, I don't find the takes on this release to be of inferior quality. There are plenty of "mistakes" on the originally released album, if such a thing as a mistake exists in an improvisional art form.