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Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

(Album Recorded in July of 1951, Review written in September, 2006)

Itís a bit arrogant of me to think that I could say anything new about the best selling Jazz Album of all time Ė but hereís one thing I can guarantee that has never been said before: This album is essential for all jazz fans and should be standard issue for all Retro-Centrics and Vintage Aficionados and is a must have for every member of The Fedora Chronicles community.

As Iíve said and written before Ė perfect jazz is music that can integrate itself into the soundtrack of your life. This album fits my criteria perfectlyÖ since I bought this album it has never been left behind on long trips and not a week goes by when this isnít played while Iím doing work on the web site. When I have guests over this album is always playing in the back ground. My wife and I have danced for a minute or two to this music, itís my favorite to play while Iím making French Toast on Saturday morningsÖ Iíve only had this album for a year and I already have fond memories of each song on this disk.

Iíve saved reviewing this album for one reasonÖ itís perfect for September. Many of the songs like "Kathyís Walt" reminds me of feet skipping through fallen leaves. "Pick Up Sticks" reminds me of a train ride I took to Chicago back in October of 1987and is the essential driving song , "Strange Medowlark" is recapturing the first few quite afternoons spent with the love of my life, and "Three To Get Ready" closes out the album beautifully, sounding as if itís the beautiful end to a wonderful beginning, which autumn often is with the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year.

If youíve been alive anywhere in the western world youíve heard bits of this album, maybe with out knowing it. Most famous of all tracks is Take Five which has been used as the intro for various ads and bumpers for just about every type of radio talk show.

Time Out By The Dave Brubeck quartet features Paul Desmond on Sax, Eugene Wright on Base, Joe Morello on Drums and of course the classily trained Dave Brubeck on keys. As stated before, this album has sold more copies then any other album, it introduced several generations since the 1950ís to jazz and inspired many other musicians and itís style has been often imitated but never surpassed.

If you own only one Jazz album and my review is even remotely worthy of this piece of music, then by now you understand why this has to be "The OneÖ"


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Written content copyright Eric "Renderking" Fisk,2006.
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