AOTY 2023
Dave Brubeck - Time Out
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1959 Ratings: #12 / 24
User Score
Based on 694 ratings
1959 Ratings: #4
Liked by 126 people
December 14, 1959 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Cool Jazz / Genre
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The coolest cool jazz to ever cool


Not as inventive as some other jazz projects ive heard but this is some really cool jazz with some great instrumental moments and performances. Shoutout my best friend irl for showing me this, it's his fav Jazz project and and I can definitely see why


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


Dave Brubeck's "Time Out" is a treasure in jazz, essential for any collection. It kicks off with "Blue Rondo à la Turk," a mind-bending, rhythmically intricate piece that hooks you right from the start. This isn't just a tune; it's a rhythmic adventure, playful and complex in its unusual time signature, building up in a way that's utterly mesmerizing.

The album opener is a brilliant showcase of Brubeck's genius. "Blue Rondo à la Turk" throws a ... read more


Blue Rondo a la Turk is a 10


It’s very good in some parts but there’s others that I don’t really like

Favorite: take five
Least favorite: everybody’s jumpin’

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Added on: January 8, 2014