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In the 1950s and '60s, few American jazz artists were as influential, and fewer still were as popular, as Dave Brubeck. At a time when the cooler sounds of West Coast jazz began to dominate the public face of the music, Brubeck proved there was an audience for the style far beyond the confines of the in-crowd, and with his emphasis on unusual time signatures and adventurous tonalities, Brubeck showed that ambitious and challenging music could still be accessible. And as rock & roll began to dominate the landscape of popular music at the dawn of the '60s, Brubeck enjoyed some of his greatest commercial and critical success, expanding the audience for jazz and making it hip with young adults and college students.

David Warren Brubeck was born in Concord, California on December 6, 1920. Brubeck grew up surrounded by music -- his mother was a classically trained pianist and his
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DAVE BRUBECK The     Dave Brubeck Octet: Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dave Brubeck Octet: Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Cool Jazz 1951
DAVE BRUBECK Old Sounds From San Francisco album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Old Sounds From San Francisco
Cool Jazz 1954
DAVE BRUBECK Brubeck Time (aka Instant Brubeck aka A Place In Time aka Jazz Anthology/Vol. 3) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Brubeck Time (aka Instant Brubeck aka A Place In Time aka Jazz Anthology/Vol. 3)
Cool Jazz 1955
DAVE BRUBECK Brubeck Plays Brubeck album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brubeck Plays Brubeck
Cool Jazz 1956
DAVE BRUBECK Dave Digs Disney album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Dave Digs Disney
Cool Jazz 1957
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Goes to Junior College album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Goes to Junior College
Cool Jazz 1957
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A
Cool Jazz 1957
DAVE BRUBECK Plays and Plays and Plays album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Plays and Plays and Plays
Cool Jazz 1958
DAVE BRUBECK Reunion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reunion
Cool Jazz 1958
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Impressions of Eurasia album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Jazz Impressions of Eurasia
Cool Jazz 1958
DAVE BRUBECK Time Out album cover 4.55 | 55 ratings
Time Out
Cool Jazz 1959
DAVE BRUBECK The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Gone With the Wind album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Gone With the Wind
Cool Jazz 1959
DAVE BRUBECK The Riddle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Riddle
Cool Jazz 1959
DAVE BRUBECK A La Mode album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A La Mode
Cool Jazz 1960
DAVE BRUBECK Southern Scene album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Southern Scene
Cool Jazz 1960
DAVE BRUBECK Near-Myth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Near-Myth
Cool Jazz 1961
DAVE BRUBECK Tonight Only! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tonight Only!
Cool Jazz 1961
DAVE BRUBECK Time Further Out album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Time Further Out
Cool Jazz 1961
DAVE BRUBECK The Real Ambassadors - An Original Musical Production by Dave and Iola Brubeck album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Real Ambassadors - An Original Musical Production by Dave and Iola Brubeck
Cool Jazz 1962
DAVE BRUBECK Angel Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Angel Eyes
Cool Jazz 1962
DAVE BRUBECK Countdown: Time in Outer Space album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Countdown: Time in Outer Space
Cool Jazz 1962
DAVE BRUBECK Bossa Nova USA album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bossa Nova USA
Cool Jazz 1963
DAVE BRUBECK Brandenburg Gate: Revisited album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brandenburg Gate: Revisited
Cool Jazz 1963
DAVE BRUBECK The Greats!!! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Greats!!!
Cool Jazz 1963
DAVE BRUBECK Time Changes album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Time Changes
Cool Jazz 1964
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Impressions of Japan album cover 4.44 | 8 ratings
Jazz Impressions of Japan
Cool Jazz 1964
DAVE BRUBECK The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter: Anything Goes! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter: Anything Goes!
Cool Jazz 1965
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Impressions of New York album cover 4.02 | 4 ratings
Jazz Impressions of New York
Cool Jazz 1965
DAVE BRUBECK Time In album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Time In
Cool Jazz 1966
DAVE BRUBECK The Light in the Wilderness: An Oratorio for Today album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Light in the Wilderness: An Oratorio for Today
Third Stream 1968
DAVE BRUBECK Blues Roots (Featuring Gerry Mulligan) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Roots (Featuring Gerry Mulligan)
Cool Jazz 1968
DAVE BRUBECK Gone With The Wind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gone With The Wind
Cool Jazz 1969
DAVE BRUBECK The Gates of Justice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gates of Justice
Third Stream 1969
DAVE BRUBECK Summit Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Summit Sessions
Cool Jazz 1971
DAVE BRUBECK Truth Is Fallen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Truth Is Fallen
Third Stream 1972
DAVE BRUBECK Two Generations Of Brubeck album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two Generations Of Brubeck
Cool Jazz 1973
DAVE BRUBECK Brother, the Great Spirit Made Us All album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brother, the Great Spirit Made Us All
Cool Jazz 1974
DAVE BRUBECK 1975: The Duets (feat. Paul Desmond) album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
1975: The Duets (feat. Paul Desmond)
Cool Jazz 1975
DAVE BRUBECK All the Things We Are album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
All the Things We Are
Cool Jazz 1976
DAVE BRUBECK A Cut Above! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Cut Above!
Cool Jazz 1978
DAVE BRUBECK Take Five album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take Five
Cool Jazz 1979
DAVE BRUBECK Interchanges '54 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Interchanges '54
Cool Jazz 1991
DAVE BRUBECK Quiet as the Moon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quiet as the Moon
Cool Jazz 1991
DAVE BRUBECK Once When I Was Very Young album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Once When I Was Very Young
Cool Jazz 1992
DAVE BRUBECK Just You, Just Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just You, Just Me
Cool Jazz 1994
DAVE BRUBECK Young Lions & Old Tigers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Lions & Old Tigers
Cool Jazz 1995
DAVE BRUBECK A Dave Brubeck Christmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Dave Brubeck Christmas
Cool Jazz 1996
DAVE BRUBECK In Their Own Sweet Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Their Own Sweet Way
Cool Jazz 1997
DAVE BRUBECK In Moscow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Moscow
Cool Jazz 1999
DAVE BRUBECK One Alone: Solo Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Alone: Solo Piano
Cool Jazz 2000
DAVE BRUBECK Private Brubeck Remembers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Private Brubeck Remembers
Cool Jazz 2004
DAVE BRUBECK Nocturnes [John Salmon] album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Nocturnes [John Salmon]
Third Stream 2006
DAVE BRUBECK Indian Summer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Indian Summer
Cool Jazz 2007

DAVE BRUBECK EPs & splits

DAVE BRUBECK At Newport (with Jay & Kai) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Newport (with Jay & Kai)
Cool Jazz 1956

DAVE BRUBECK live albums

DAVE BRUBECK Jazz at Storyville album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz at Storyville
Cool Jazz 1953
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz at Oberlin album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Jazz at Oberlin
Cool Jazz 1953
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz at College of the Pacific album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz at College of the Pacific
Cool Jazz 1954
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Goes to College album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Goes to College
Cool Jazz 1954
DAVE BRUBECK Dave Brubeck at Storyville:1954 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Brubeck at Storyville:1954
Cool Jazz 1954
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Red Hot And Cool album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Jazz Red Hot And Cool
Cool Jazz 1955
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz At The Blackhawk (featuring Paul Desmond) (aka Two Knights At The Blackhawk) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz At The Blackhawk (featuring Paul Desmond) (aka Two Knights At The Blackhawk)
Cool Jazz 1956
DAVE BRUBECK At Wilshire-Ebell (with Paul Desmond) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Wilshire-Ebell (with Paul Desmond)
Cool Jazz 1957
DAVE BRUBECK Newport Jazz Festival 1958 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Newport Jazz Festival 1958
Cool Jazz 1958
DAVE BRUBECK Dave Brubeck Quartet in Europe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Brubeck Quartet in Europe
Cool Jazz 1958
DAVE BRUBECK Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein (aka Music From 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein (aka Music From "West Side Story" And Other Works aka Bernstein Spielt Brubeck Brubeck Spielt Bernstein)
Third Stream 1960
DAVE BRUBECK NYC Carnegie Hall album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
NYC Carnegie Hall
Cool Jazz 1963
DAVE BRUBECK In Berlin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Berlin
Cool Jazz 1964
DAVE BRUBECK Jackpot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jackpot
Cool Jazz 1966
DAVE BRUBECK Bravo!Brubeck! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bravo!Brubeck!
Cool Jazz 1967
DAVE BRUBECK Compadres - Live In Mexico (with Gerry Mulligan) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compadres - Live In Mexico (with Gerry Mulligan)
Cool Jazz 1968
DAVE BRUBECK Brubeck in Amsterdam album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brubeck in Amsterdam
Cool Jazz 1968
DAVE BRUBECK Live at the Berlin Philharmonie (with Gerry Mulligan) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Berlin Philharmonie (with Gerry Mulligan)
Cool Jazz 1970
DAVE BRUBECK The Last Set At Newport album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
The Last Set At Newport
Cool Jazz 1972
DAVE BRUBECK We're All Together Again for the First Time album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
We're All Together Again for the First Time
Cool Jazz 1973
DAVE BRUBECK 25th Anniversary Reunion album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
25th Anniversary Reunion
Cool Jazz 1977
DAVE BRUBECK The New Brubeck Quartet Live At Montreux album cover 4.67 | 3 ratings
The New Brubeck Quartet Live At Montreux
Cool Jazz 1978
DAVE BRUBECK La Fiesta De La Posada album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La Fiesta De La Posada
Third Stream 1979
DAVE BRUBECK Aurex Jazz Festival 1982 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aurex Jazz Festival 1982
Cool Jazz 1982
DAVE BRUBECK Moscow Night album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Moscow Night
Cool Jazz 1988
DAVE BRUBECK Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan Quartet : Jazz Jamboree 70 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan Quartet : Jazz Jamboree 70
Cool Jazz 1990
DAVE BRUBECK Late Night Brubeck - Live From the Blue Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Late Night Brubeck - Live From the Blue Note
Cool Jazz 1994
DAVE BRUBECK Nightshift: Live at the Blue Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nightshift: Live at the Blue Note
Cool Jazz 1995
DAVE BRUBECK Buried Treasures album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Buried Treasures
Cool Jazz 1998
DAVE BRUBECK The 40th Anniversary Tour of the U.K. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 40th Anniversary Tour of the U.K.
Cool Jazz 1999
DAVE BRUBECK Live With the LSO album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live With the LSO
Cool Jazz 2001
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz at the College of the Pacific Vol. 2 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Jazz at the College of the Pacific Vol. 2
Cool Jazz 2002
DAVE BRUBECK Brubeck Meets Bach album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Brubeck Meets Bach
Third Stream 2007
DAVE BRUBECK 50 Years Of Dave Brubeck Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
50 Years Of Dave Brubeck Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007
Cool Jazz 2008
DAVE BRUBECK Their Last Time Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Their Last Time Out
Cool Jazz 2011
DAVE BRUBECK Live At Juan-Pins 1967 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Juan-Pins 1967
Cool Jazz 2013
DAVE BRUBECK Vol 42 - Zurich 1964: Swiss Radio Days album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vol 42 - Zurich 1964: Swiss Radio Days
Cool Jazz 2016
DAVE BRUBECK Live At The Kurhaus 1967 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Kurhaus 1967
Cool Jazz 2017
DAVE BRUBECK Live At The Grand Casino Basel 1963 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Grand Casino Basel 1963
Post Bop 2019

DAVE BRUBECK demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

DAVE BRUBECK re-issues & compilations

DAVE BRUBECK The Dave Brubeck Trio : Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals(Fantasy 3-1) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dave Brubeck Trio : Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals(Fantasy 3-1)
Cool Jazz 1953
DAVE BRUBECK The Dave Brubeck Trio : Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (Fantasy 3-4) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dave Brubeck Trio : Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (Fantasy 3-4)
Cool Jazz 1953
DAVE BRUBECK Dave Brubeck Octet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Brubeck Octet
Cool Jazz 1956
DAVE BRUBECK Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits album cover 4.46 | 4 ratings
Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Cool Jazz 1966
DAVE BRUBECK His Greatest Hits album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
His Greatest Hits
Cool Jazz 1966
DAVE BRUBECK Adventures In Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Adventures In Time
Cool Jazz 1968
DAVE BRUBECK The Dave Brubeck Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dave Brubeck Collection
Cool Jazz 1980
DAVE BRUBECK The Great Concerts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Great Concerts
Cool Jazz 1988
DAVE BRUBECK The Essence of Dave Brubeck album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essence of Dave Brubeck
Cool Jazz 1991
DAVE BRUBECK Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
Cool Jazz 1992
DAVE BRUBECK Essentiel Jazz: Dave Brubeck album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Essentiel Jazz: Dave Brubeck
Cool Jazz 1994
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Collection
Cool Jazz 1995
DAVE BRUBECK The Very Best album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best
Cool Jazz 2000
DAVE BRUBECK Ken Burns Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ken Burns Jazz
Cool Jazz 2000
DAVE BRUBECK Love Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Songs
Cool Jazz 2000
DAVE BRUBECK Take Five album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take Five
Cool Jazz 2000
DAVE BRUBECK Vocal Encounters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vocal Encounters
Cool Jazz 2001
DAVE BRUBECK Ballads album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballads
Cool Jazz 2002
DAVE BRUBECK The Essential Dave Brubeck album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Dave Brubeck
Cool Jazz 2003
DAVE BRUBECK Classical Brubeck album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classical Brubeck
Cool Jazz 2003
DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Moods: Cool album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Moods: Cool
Cool Jazz 2004
DAVE BRUBECK Time Was album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time Was
Cool Jazz 2005
DAVE BRUBECK Take Five (Quadromania) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take Five (Quadromania)
Cool Jazz 2005
DAVE BRUBECK My Romance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Romance
Cool Jazz 2006
DAVE BRUBECK Legacy of a Legend album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Legacy of a Legend
Cool Jazz 2010
DAVE BRUBECK The Definitive Dave Brubeck On Fantasy, Concord Jazz And Telarc album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Dave Brubeck On Fantasy, Concord Jazz And Telarc
Cool Jazz 2010
DAVE BRUBECK Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond - The Complete Storyville Broadcasts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond - The Complete Storyville Broadcasts
Cool Jazz 2014
DAVE BRUBECK Dave Brubeck Trio feat. Cal Tjader album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Brubeck Trio feat. Cal Tjader
Cool Jazz 2015
DAVE BRUBECK Birdland 1951-52 / Newport 1955 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birdland 1951-52 / Newport 1955
Cool Jazz 2016

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DAVE BRUBECK Time Out

Album · 1959 · Cool Jazz
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aglasshouse
The devil's jazz.

Why such a name? Well originally when Dave Brubeck was going to release this little album Columbia was against it. The album was quite experimental for the time, featuring some wacky time signatures that weren't exactly common such as 5/4 or 6/4. It was released nonetheless to some criticism of Brubeck's work and accusations that he had tampered with the jazz scene. Looking back though it is one of the best jazz albums ever recorded. Though it features a small tracklist, Time Out takes advantage of it's mere seven tracks to dole out some of NYC's coolest jazz of the fifties. The album was recorded in the time considered to be the "classic quartet lineup" which lasted from 1958-1968 and features Joe Morello's aforementioned abstract time signatures. Brubeck himself does a good job at the piano as usual, but Desmond and Wright are the main reason that the music is as relaxed as it is. Perhaps the wildest the album gets is on 'Take Five', where the music really starts breaking the mold with one of my favorite songs played in minor ever. Unsurprisingly, the song became somewhat of a landmark on late fifties jazz. In conclusion, Time Out is a legendary album that anyone calling themselves music aficionados should buy and cherish forever.

DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Impressions of Eurasia

Album · 1958 · Cool Jazz
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dreadpirateroberts
Released the year before landmark ‘Time Out,’ this is one of more than a few Quartet LPs that have probably been overshadowed by such a monster album.

But ‘Jazz Impressions of Eurasia’ is worth finding. It’s a distinctive set of pieces – take for instance the meditative yet jittery ‘Calcutta Blues’ or the catchy ‘Nomad’ – that draws from the Quartet’s long tour of Europe and South Asia. The album shows another wonderful set of recordings where the group have woven the music of other cultures into their cool jazz.

It’s easy to hear Dave’s ear for classical music, especially in standout ‘Thank You’ or the almost stately opening to ‘Brandenburg Gate.’ Brubeck’s playing has always sounded strong, firm, even considered to me – but it’s still relaxing too, still engaging. Despite great performances from Desmond on alto and Morello on the drums, for me this album represents one of my favourite Brubeck performances.

If you only have a few Brubeck albums and find yourself looking for more, then this might be a good place to stop off (along with another of his great travel-themed albums – Jazz Impressions of Japan.)

DAVE BRUBECK Time Out

Album · 1959 · Cool Jazz
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moodyxadi
After many hesitations I finally took courage and tried to listen to something out of my prog/hard rock comfort zone. Almost by chance it was Time Out the jazz work that I chose to listen (it was the cheaper where I bought it). Of course there was a huge increment by The Nice take on Rondo but I was delighted to notice that the original piece was as good as its rocking version - actually better, I acknowledge silently to myself.

And the album flows so... nicely! I won't and can't take a track by track analysis here, just express my unreserved thanks to Dave Brubeck for widening my musical universe. I can't think of any presentation to jazz better than this album.

DAVE BRUBECK Jazz Impressions of Japan

Album · 1964 · Cool Jazz
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dreadpirateroberts
The Dave Brubeck Quartet is pretty damn wonderful on their third ‘Impressions’ record, released not long after their commercial peak. If this album isn’t as well-known as monsters like ‘Time Out’ or ‘At Carnegie Hall’ I’d argue that it shouldn’t be too far behind. While it’s not a masterpiece, it’s an essential Brubeck work and deserves some extra attention.

A mostly contemplative set, there’s an ethereal quality to a lot of the pieces, as the influence of Japanese scales is skilfully interwoven with more familiar Brubeck fare – this is done most convincingly (to my ears) in the beautiful ‘Koto Song’ with its subtle cymbal and tom work from Morello and stand-out performances from Dave and Paul.

In fact, Morello employs a wide range of Japanese percussion instruments throughout, really adding to the Eastern tone of proceedings, ensuring this is one of the quartet’s most satisfying and distinctive records. While it is dominated by quieter moments and relaxed tempos, such as ‘Rising Sun’ with Desmond’s honeyed alto leading, or the mournful ‘Fujiyama’ which is another stand out, there is some snap to proceedings. Opener ‘Tokyo Traffic’ is jaunty and reflects the busy city, as does ‘Toki’s Theme’ (which also served as a characters theme song from a cancelled television series) and appears to be the song that has the most fun.

There are no missteps here; Dave Brubeck has soaked up the feel of urban and pastoral Japan while on tour and returned to New York to blend it with Cool Jazz in what is easily one of the Quartet’s best.

DAVE BRUBECK Time Out

Album · 1959 · Cool Jazz
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smartpatrol
Brubeck, Desmond, Wright, and Morello, the most famous lineup of Brubeck's quartet, all work together very well. They have made many apon many great albums, but this is my favorite. It's a concept album; each song is in an odd time signature. Each one is unique and just awesome. Morello and Wright provide a great rhythm, Brubeck provides the main melodies on the piano and leads the way for Desmond, who adds some wonderful saxophone solos, while also adding to Brubek's riffs. It's all awesome!

My favorite tracks from the album:

"Blue Rondo a la Turk" In "Turkish" 9/8 (One, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, three). Brubeck starts the album out with a great riff on the piano. Then the whole band joins in and expands on the riff. Then the band breaks into a 4/4 swing section where Desomnd does some beautiful soloing.

"Take Five" In 5/4 (one of my favorite time signatures). Probobly the quartet's most famous piece, and a staple of cool-jazz. The song is pretty much a showcase for Desmond's great solos, but also has a nice solo from Morello.

In conclusion, this is a great, five star album.

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