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Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Dave Brubeck Quartet...Time Out


Boasting the first jazz instrumental to sell a million copies, the Paul Desmond-penned "Take Five," Time Out captures the celebrated jazz quartet at the height of both its popularity and its powers. Recorded in 1959, the album combines superb performances by pianist Brubeck, alto saxophonist Desmond, drummer Joe Morrello and bassist Gene Wright. Along with "Take Five," the album features another one of the group's signature compositions, "Blue Rondo a la Turk." Though influenced by the West Coast-cool school, Brubeck's greatest interest and contribution to jazz was the use of irregular meters in composition, which he did with great flair. Much of the band's appeal is due to Desmond, whose airy tone and fluid attack often carried the band's already strong performances to another level. Together, he and Brubeck proved one of the most potent pairings of the era. --Fred Goodman (Amazon.com) 


1. Blue Rondo à la Turk 
2. Strange Meadow Lark 
3. Take Five 
4. Three To Get Ready 
5. Kathy's Waltz 
6. Everybody's Jumpin' 
7. Pick Up Sticks 




                                         






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