Offered for sale is a still sealed mono pressing of Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet on the original “6 eye” Columbia label with the original cover that does not mention “Take Five” on the front cover.
About this copy: This copy of Time Out is a still sealed early mono pressing (matrix numbers end in -1BG and -1BH) on the original Columbia “6 eye” label that was in use from the time of the album’s original 1959 release until early 1962.
While the cover does not have shrink wrap, the record is still sealed in the original plastic inner sleeve. The disc is presumably new and unplayed.
The cover is VG, with wear at the edges and corners but no significant ring wear. There’s a minor stain on the back cover. This is the first issue cover with the larger artwork and no mention of “Take Five” on the front cover.
A gorgeous copy of an iconic album that will be very difficult to upgrade.
Background: There isn’t much to say about Time Out that hasn’t been said before; the album is generally regarded as one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and perhaps one of the greatest albums of all time regardless of genre.
Dave Brubeck’s defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time. It was a risky move — Brubeck’s record company wasn’t keen on releasing such an arty project, and many critics initially roasted him for tampering with jazz’s rhythmic foundation. But for once, public taste was more advanced than that of the critics. Buoyed by a hit single in altoist Paul Desmond’s ubiquitous “Take Five,” Time Out became an unexpectedly huge success, and still ranks as one of the most popular jazz albums ever. This belongs in even the most rudimentary jazz collection.
You can listen to “Take Five” here:
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