The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Time Out

What a fantastic album. Is it my imagination that as you upgrade your system Jaz just gets better and better. The timing, the drumming the drum sound,,the bass oh so good. Before I started down the upgrade path, I didn't really get jaz. Now I think I'm in love. 

Cheers.

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IMHO, it's a bit like gardening, it comes with age. I remember listening to a cassette of Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain in my teens and I just didn't get it. Now, and as you say with a system to enjoy it on, and quite a few years down the line, I think it is such a glorious album.

Ahhh! and just look who produced Time Out none other than Teo Macero.  Also, spare a thought for Paul Desmond, Brubeck gets the limelight but it was Paul Desmond who wrote Take Five.

Oh yeah, I've had a copy of this one way or another for long time.  Obit when Brubeck died, went into the dynamics of him and Desmond playing a game of one upmanship with turns of phrase.  A heady experience with great kit.  I have a 5 pack Brubeck but haven't really delved into the others as much.  I agree that some maturity helps with jazz and a willing spirit to explore.  10 years ago got seriously into early jazz and vocals, nice to challenge my mind, wish I knew more about music chords, timing etc.

Ebeneezer01 posted:

What a fantastic album. Is it my imagination that as you upgrade your system Jaz just gets better and better. The timing, the drumming the drum sound,,the bass oh so good. Before I started down the upgrade path, I didn't really get jaz. Now I think I'm in love. 

Cheers.

I found Take Five took a step backwards when I upgraded from Nait 5i to XS 2. The percussion just wasn't as...percussive. The XS 2 is the better all rounder however.

AndyP19 posted:

IMHO, it's a bit like gardening, it comes with age.

Or it can go with age... I am over sixty now, and I remember that just until a few years ago I still thought that jazz was the only alternative to the impasse in which 'cultured music' found itself. Now 'jazz' mainly bores me. But Time out is a great album with a very clever name. Joe Morello's drumming, if listened to on a simple, loud and good system, is very groovy, very engaging. I suggest having Live at Carnagie Hall too.

Richard Dane posted:

A great album - the 7 /12 ips 4 track reel is excellent.  Time further Out and Time Changes are similarly fine.

The whole Time Series is interesting.  Time Out, Time Further Out, Time Changes, Countdown: Time in Outer Space, and Time In are a fascinating approach to metre. Probably the most intriguing piece is Elementals on Time Changes - this is a 17 piece orchestra playing a jazz concerto with contrasting and conflicting time signatures! The five albums can be also acquired via a boxset "For all time". One of the significant impacts on this series was Brubeck's composition studies with Darius Milhaud in the 40's which lead to his use of polytonality. (For those of a technical bent try http://www2.gsu.edu/~sommcf/pu...s/Polytonal_Jazz.pdf for a breakdown of compositional approaches by Brubeck.)

regards,

Giles

I'm sure Richard is right about the SQ of the reel-to-reel tape, but the 1997 Columbia remaster on CD was issued in HDCD (though, as so often, it doesn't have the logo anywhere on it to let you know). It''s always fun to give the green HDCD LED in my CDX2 get some exercise, even before you get to the fabulous music.

Mark

I first heard it on a neighborhood store's 'hi-end full range' system blasting away with doors and windows open on a hot summer day! I went to the record store and got my CBS Canada pressing with 1A/1A stampers, and made a reel to reel tape copy, then cassette and later a digital file.! I have  played that treasured LP only a handful of times!

Ebor posted:

I'm sure Richard is right about the SQ of the reel-to-reel tape, but the 1997 Columbia remaster on CD was issued in HDCD (though, as so often, it doesn't have the logo anywhere on it to let you know). It''s always fun to give the green HDCD LED in my CDX2 get some exercise, even before you get to the fabulous music.

Mark

 I did not know that. I had to check mine and sure enough the "HDCD" LED came on.

Thanks

Larry

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