Dave Brubeck is one of the great post-bop jazz innovators of the 1950s, whose use of irregular time signatures, a restrained, classical-influenced approach to the piano, and exceptional composing skills have allowed him to make bold musical statements while remaining immensely popular around the world. His signature "Take Five," a highly accessible tune in 5/4 time composed by the saxophonist Paul Desmond, remains one of the most well known pieces in the jazz canon.
DISC 1 for Time Out (CD) Album
By The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Limited Millennium Edition. Packed in a Heavy Weight Card Wallet that Faithfully Recreates the Original Vinyl Sleeve, Right Down to the Inner Bag. The Wallet Will Come in a Plastic Cover.
Japanese version featuring a limited LP style sleeve, & digital DSD remastering.
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
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