The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
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1959 Ratings: #7
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December 14, 1959 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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One of the most commendable aspects of 50s and 60s jazz music, is that nearly all of the music from that era is of the highest quality. From the musicianship, to the compositions, to the artwork and photography, everything about that era of music is pure excellence and is why i am constantly championing that style of music. Time Out being one of the most iconic and acessible jazz albums from that time period. An album that will have music theorists salivating and casual ... read more
The History of the Albums - n° 128
[I invite you to read my previous reviews in the list below, of the 4 Jazz classics of the year 59. By the same token, you'll find my list of my best jazz albums of the '50s!]

If you've been following my previous reviews, I mentioned that there were 4 wonderful jazz albums that were among the best in history, here is the last one: Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. At the dawn of the 60's, incredible horizons of the very beautiful Jazz decade to come, ... read more
More essential jazz listening. A lot more easy-going than some of Brubeck's cool jazz contemporaries, but this is just a fantastic record from start to finish. Obviously some tracks on here are bonafide classics, specifically 'take five' which is one of the greatest tracks in cool jazz history, but the listening experience as a whole is very enjoyable. Definitely recommend this as an entry to cool jazz.
The only jazz record in my vinyl collection at the moment, love this album. The idea of messing around with time signatures has also inspired my own musical endeavours. A must listen album.
If you were to ask me "If you can only listen to one jazz album for the rest of your life what would it be?" I'd say this. Its not the most original or the most mesmerizing but its just simple fun topped with time signatures that can throw anyone for a loop that just keep it unpredictable even after many listens.
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