Time Out (stereo version) - reel one and reel two - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Remastered Hemiolia's Stereo Edition by Pietro Benini - 2023
Dave Brubeck: piano
Paul Desmond: alto saxophone
Eugene Wright: bass
Joe Morello: drums
- Recorded 1959 (May 25, 1959 - July 1, 1959 - August 18, 1959) at Columbia 30th Street Studios di New York, New York City, USA
- Released: December 14, 1959
- Recording Engineer: Fred Plaut
- Remastered Hemiolia’s Stereo Edition by Pietro Benini (Ottobre 2023)
1 - Blue Rondo à la Turk - 06’45’’
2 - Strange Meadow Lark - 07’25’’
3 - Take Five - 05’25’’
Total Length: 19'35''
1 - Three to Get Ready - 05’25’’
2 - Kathy's Waltz - 04’53’’
3 - Everybody's Jumpin' - 04’26’’
4 - Pick Up Sticks - 04’17’
Total Length: 19'01''
Reel one + reel two length: 38'36''
In collaborazione con ERMITAGE DISTRIBUTION.
Tutti i Master Tapes nati dalla collaborazione con Ermitage Distribution vengono prodotti utilizzando come sorgente esclusivamente Production Masters (First Generation) in stereo, 2 tracks - 1/4”
TIME OUT : A Brief History of a Wrong Prediction...
It was June 25, 1959, a magical year in the history of jazz, when shortly after the recording of Kind of Blue by Miles Davis in the same legendary Columbia Studio in New York, the sound engineer Fred Plaut began the first of the three recording sessions of Dave Brubeck's Time Out, with Paul Desmond on saxophone, Joe Morello on drums and Eugene Wright on double bass.
A project that Dave Brubeck's eldest son, Darius, defined as "experimental" and entirely dedicated to the development of a particular musical idea.
In fact, the use of rhythms and metrics which were unusual at the time made it so, furthermore it contained only original songs written by Brubeck and Desmond instead of the usual standards and equally daring was the choice of an innovative cover image which did not include the usual images of the artists or leaders, but an abstract work by the eminent graphic designer Neil Fujita, also author of over 50 cover works of other iconic Jazz titles*.
Dave Brubeck was a great experimenter and explorer of polytonality and polyrhythms and Time Out represented the full and mature expression of his genius, but as often happens, innovation encounters obstacles in its path and initially this ambitious project did not find favor with Marketing executives of the publisher Columbia, who at the time predicted a catastrophic commercial failure.
Luckily the title was published anyway, in 1963 it already boasted 500,000 copies sold and in 2011 it had reached the exceptional goal for a Jazz title of two million copies.
The rest is history and among music lovers, today it is truly difficult to find someone who cannot recognize the first notes of Take Five.
* To celebrate the publication of our remastering performed by Pietro Benini of this iconic title, the Graphic Designer Marco Chiesa, in collaboration with the Web Designer Andrea Antonelli, has created a new graphic work inspired by the original, which we are happy to be able to use as the cover of our new publication.