Time Out [50th Anniversary Legacy Edition]

Time Out [50th Anniversary Legacy Edition]

by The Dave Brubeck QuartetThe Dave Brubeck Quartet

CD(Digi-Pak / Bonus DVD)

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The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's bona fide classic, Time Out, was issued in May of 2009 by Sony Legacy. Its place in jazz history has been solidified by its being the first platinum-selling jazz album; it has also been hotly debated for its mass appeal and its accessibility. Certainly it is an attempt to get fans to buy the same recording on CD for at least the third time, but the producers of this set came up with some fine extras -- as well as a decent price -- to justify doing so. First there's the album, which is the same 24-bit remaster that's been out there, so if you are only a casual Brubeck fan, or have the album and it's enough, then stop reading. For the real fan, it's the bonus discs that warrant the attention here. First there's a second audio CD that contains previously unreleased concert recordings form 1961, 1963, and 1964 with the classic quartet of Brubeck, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright, and drummer Joe Morello. The track list is stellar and includes standards such as "Pennies from Heaven," and "You Go to My Head," in addition to live versions of both "Take Five," and "Blue Rondo à la Turk." There are eight tracks in all running 54 minutes; Brubeck and Desmond inspire the performances with some really knotty improvisation and brilliant contrapuntal exchanges between them. The DVD is something else again. About 30 minutes in length, it contains an extensive interview with Brubeck on the making of the album, some terrific performance footage of the quartet, an animated photo gallery, and a debatable interactive multi-angle piano lesson. In sum, this package adds tremendously to the value of the original album.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2009
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886973985229
catalogNumber: 739852
Rank: 6569


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Brubeck Quartet   Primary Artist
Dave Brubeck   Piano
Paul Desmond   Alto Saxophone
Joe Morello   Drums
Eugene Wright   Bass,Double Bass,Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Dave Brubeck   Composer
Paul Desmond   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Steven Berkowitz   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Ted Gioia   Liner Notes
Dan Brubeck   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Russell Gloyd   Producer,Executive Producer,Reissue Producer
Teo Macero   Producer,Audio Production
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Julian Alexander   Art Direction
Jeremy Holiday   Packaging Manager
A. Johnston   Composer

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