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  • Format: CD
  • SKU: BECD20200901
  • UPC: 700261483764
  • Street Date: 12/04/20
  • PreBook Date: 10/30/20
  • Label: Brubeck Editions »
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Run Time: 43 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Year of Production: 2020
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English


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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time OutTakes

Time OutTakes is Previously Unreleased Takes from the Original 1959 Sessions master tapes. Never before released.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time OutTakes
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Time OutTakes features 7 tracks that have never been heard before. These newly discovered recordings feature wonderful performances that are every bit as compelling as those on the original Time Out. We discovered that during the original 1959 sessions the Quartet also recorded "I'm In a Dancing Mood" and an unlisted trio jam with a major drum solo that included snatches of the melody from "Watusi Drums." Two tracks from Time Out, "Pick Up Sticks" and "Everybody's Jumpin," were achieved in one take so no alternates exist to include here. These 7 new performances (and bonus track) are fascinating finds.
Chris Brubeck

We've all heard Dave Brubeck's Time Out - but never quite like this. You'll hear Dave Brubeck's signature pieces afresh and anew. Listening to this album will make you rediscover why you fell in love with The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond, Joe Morello and Eugene Wright. This is mesmerizing music.
Kabir Sehgal, Grammy Award Winning Producer

Once the Dave Brubeck Quartet released Time Out in 1959, the world of jazz was never the same. Every note of the seven original compositions soared with wild originality and trained musical genius. "Take Five" became the best-selling jazz single of the twentieth century. I've often wondered how this work of genius came to fruition in the studio? How did Brubeck develop such chemistry with alto-saxophonist Paul Desmond? Now the mysteries are solved with the historic release of Time OutTakes (alternative takes to the masterpiece that blew the hinges off the doors of jazz). What a high privilege it is to be able to be in the studio with the quartet as they innovate using 9/8, 5/4 and 2 bars of 3/4 alternating with 2 bars of 4/4 on such classics as "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and "Three to Get Ready." All listeners of Time OutTakes will experience the Cold War era jazz revolution as it unfolded. What joyous music for the ages!
Douglas Brinkley, CNN historian and Grammy-winning jazz producer.


Track Listing

  • Blue Rondo à la Turk
  • Strange Meadowlark
  • Take Five
  • Three To Get Ready
  • Cathy's Waltz
  • I'm In A Dancing Mood
  • Watusi Jam
  • Band Banter from the 1959 Recording Sessions

Bonus Materials

  • Band Banter from the 1959 Recording Sessions

Sales Points

  • The CD is a digipak with a 12 page booklet.
  • AllAboutJazz - Best Releases of 2020

Press Quotes

DownBeat was decidedly unreceptive to Dave Brubeck's groundbreaking Time Out when it arrived in 1959. It made use of 'crashing-bore' devices, according to a distinctly unprophetic two-star review by Ira Gitler in the April 28, 1960, edition of the magazine. Time has been kinder to Brubeck than to us on that one, which makes Time OutTakes (Brubeck Editions 20200901; 41:50 ++++½) an occasion for atonement in the year of the pianist's centennial. With Brubeck's Columbia archive now in family hands, this album recasts Time Out in a series of alternate takes, which gives us an intimate glimpse into the creative processes of jazz. For many, the unorthodox fluidity of the original has hardened over time into an immovable monument, every twist and turn now inviolate. For the compositions, this is an unexpected tour of small roads not taken, with detailed notes as a road map.

     —John McDonough, DownBeat Magazine January 2021

Few ensembles had a sound as instantly identifiable or featured as inventive and alluring a soloist as the alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, the composer of the metrically intriguing hit single “Take Five.” Coinciding with the centenary of Brubeck’s birth, “Time Outtakes” offers unreleased performances from the enduring recording. The looseness of these early takes is in delightful contrast to the meticulousness of the original album.

     —The New Yorker

A handful of previously unreleased takes from the original sessions... The results are as good as you could hope for. Timeless sounds from the master of time signatures.

     —Jazz Weekly


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