Time Out (studio album) by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 283rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 656 votes)
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90/100
From 04/24/2022 12:51
These are the best melodies in jazz I've ever heard and it helped me get into the genre.
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70/100
From 03/05/2022 14:44
Great jazz album, perfect vibe and catchy melodys
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95/100
From 11/10/2021 19:45
If you're new to Jazz, this is the first thing I'd recommend checking out. The music is catchy but approachable, and you'll hear some MEGA hits of the Jazz world.
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10/100
From 01/21/2021 20:49
hit Take Five
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80/100
From 11/01/2020 16:56
Bom em qualquer lugar, em qualquer momento! Bebop se desprendendo de suas métricas!
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From 06/11/2020 15:55
Lovely jazz! Timeless music.
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95/100
From 11/24/2019 17:49
I never thought I would enjoy an Jazz album for the same reason I do with Heavy Metal ones.
Excting, vibrant, sense of motion.
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75/100
From 08/13/2019 19:18
Awesome album.

Favorites: Blue Rondo A La Turk, Take Five.
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80/100
From 07/09/2019 20:07
The music is only part of the package.

"Theoretically it is as if Joe Morello's three beats had ceased to be the basic pulse, and had become triplets in a slow 4-beat blues -- though with Eugene Wright's 1-in-a-bar bass as the constant link between piano and drums. The listener who keeps abreast of the cross-rhythms here can congratulate themself on sharing with the Brubeck Quartet an enlightened rhythmic sense."

That's a quote from the original liner notes, that particular excerpt talking about the tune Kathy's Waltz. But it's the tone--intellectual, technical--that I want to point out. The experience of this album for the original listeners was inseparable from the liner notes, which taught listeners what they should be paying attention to--the time and meter within each song. Each track's metric approach was described, some more precisely than others but all of the descriptions talking about meter, eg for the first track it's "Blue Rondo à la Turk plunges straight into the most jazz-remote time signature, 9/8 - grouped not in the usual form (3-3-3) but in 2-2-2-3." It's inviting the listener to count along and participate in the intellectual side of music, the technical side.

In other words, it's not just saying "trust us, this is very technical, and you'd be impressed if you could understand." It's saying, "here's some technical information that you actually can understand and listen along with." And it promises the reward that you'll be able to "congratulate yourself" for your "enlightened" understanding.

Jazz liner notes were like this, verbose and intellectual, and sometimes they became hits along with the music on the vinyl. Like Kind Of Blue with its notes by Bill Evans, this album's liner notes were a huge part of the crossover appeal. It's no criticism of the music to point out the plain fact that for both albums, take away the liner notes, and they aren't crossover hits, no way. It's non-jazz listeners being instructed by the liner notes how to listen, and feeling clever and "enlightened" when they do so.

To get what this album was understood to be, you really do need to read the original liner notes (they're online) while listening, like 100% of the original listeners did.
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75/100
From 05/27/2019 22:39
Innovation fighting conservatism. This is a transitional album.
Even though these are Brubeck's smart compositions, Paul Desmond on Sax Alto plays a major role.
Also this is a great recording with an overall great timbre.
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Best Albums of 1959
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
5. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
7. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
8. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
9. Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
10. The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
11. Chega De Saudade by João Gilberto
12. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
13. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
14. N° 4 by Jacques Brel
15. Chet by Chet Baker
16. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
17. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
18. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
19. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
20. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
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