“Time Out” by The Dave Brubeck Quartet - album review

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TJR says

Interesting set from the innovative cool-jazz pianist and his band, beloved of the ad agencies for their brand of sophisticated but accessible instrumental offerings. The opening salvo veers from the terrific, happening weird beat of “Blue Rondo A La Turk” to the awful, pseudo-classical light-jazz of “Strange Meadow Lark” and that hit-or-miss vibe kinda sums the album up for me. “Take Five” is the best of the lot (one of those ‘ah, this is who does that tune’ moments for me) with a nagging riff that swirls around your head long after it’s gone. It was alto saxophonist Paul Desmond who came up with that one – the only tune not to be credited to the group leader. I quite like how this guy was pushing for new feels in his music – his record company was very unsure about releasing an album with so many unorthodox time signatures but they needn’t have worried; the college campus hipsters lapped it up and it quickly went platinum. For what it’s worth, it was the first jazz album to sell more than a million copies.

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A1 [06:46] 7.1.png The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo A La Turk (Dave Brubeck) Jazz
A2 [07:24] 3.4.png The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Strange Meadow Lark (Dave Brubeck) Jazz
A3 [05:26] 7.8.png The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five (Paul Breitenfeld) Jazz
B1 [05:26] 5.5.png The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Three To Get Ready (Dave Brubeck) Jazz
B2 [04:50] 4.1.png The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Kathy’s Waltz (Dave Brubeck) Jazz
B3 [04:25] 5.3.png The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Everybody’s Jumpin’ (Dave Brubeck) Jazz
B4 [04:16] 5.7.png The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Pick Up Sticks (Dave Brubeck) Jazz

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