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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings present the definitive Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, now a 33 1/3 RPM LP.

Reissued as a gatefold jacket, with rare black and white photos from the Columbia Studios recording session. Heavy-duty chipboard shell stock by Stoughton Printing

180-gram LP cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Quality Record Pressings












Praise for the 180-gram 45 RPM version of Analogue Productions' Time Out reissue

"The results speak for themselves: the platters from QRP are in my experience the most consistently flat and quiet being pressed today ... at least for the foreseeable here and now, Analogue Productions' newly mastered 45 RPM (Brubeck) is the edition to own. You'll hear it right from the familiar piano intro to "Blue Rondo a la Turk," where Brubeck's playing seems richer, more lyrical, more rhythmically alive. It seems to me that as our gear gets ever more quiet, these QRP LPs continue to wring more musical nuance from the finest recordings." — Music = 5/5; Sound = 5/5 — Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, January 2013.

“I've now heard a number of LPs from Quality Record Pressings (QRP), Chad Kassem's year-and-a-half-old record-pressing plant. Before Time Out, I would have said that some positive trends were apparent from the earlier LPs I've heard. However, this current pressing is so much better than those that came before it, which were certainly very good, that it's obvious things have improved considerably over the past year. It's a positive sign when the noise floor is defined by the hiss of the master tape, not the quality of the pressing or vinyl, and that's the case here. Having heard many, many Pallas and RTI pressings, the main competition for QRP, I would say that QRP pressings combine the strengths of both its competitors: the very low surface noise and bottom-of-the-groove quiet of Pallas LPs and the sharp delineation of musical detail of RTI." — Sound = 4.5/5; Music = 5/5 — Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat, August 2012

Virtually all serious and even casual music lovers ought to be familiar with, or at least are likely to have heard The Dave Brubeck Quartet, even without realizing it — for the quartet's best-known hit "Take Five" has graced the soundtracks of multiple films, including "Mighty Aphrodite," "Pleasantville" and "Constantine."

The piece is famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody, as well as its use of unusual 5/4 time — so distinctive, it's a rare jazz track that became a pop hit.

Including the monster hit "Take Five," the Brubeck Quartet's Time Out is a jazz and audiophile classic. Every album collection needs a copy. And now, cut at 33 1/3 RPM on 180-gram premium vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings (Acoustic Sounds' own industry-lauded LP manufacturer), Analogue Productions brings you Time Out renewed.

Like its 45 RPM sibling, Time Out is presented here packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket. Inside are eight fantastic black and white images shot during the recording session at Columbia's famous 30th Street Studios. Sony Music supplied the images for use in our SACD reissue, and gave us persmission to use them in our LP reissue as well.

The jacket is also special — very heavy-duty. It's produced for us by Stoughton Printing featuring a printed wrap mounted to a heavyweight chipboard shell, producing an authentic "old school" look and feel. This jacket is a beauty! Never has Time Out's colorful iconic cover art looked so vibrant.

The record label's sales executives didn't want a painting on the cover when Time Out debuted in 1959 on Columbia Records, Brubeck told an interviewer.  An entire album of originals? That wouldn't work either, he was told. Some standards and some show tunes were needed in the mix. Fortunately, Brubeck ignored the conventional wisdom and Time Out became the original classic we know it as today. Brubeck became proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together.

The album was intended as an experiment using musical styles Brubeck discovered abroad while on a United States Department of State-sponsored tour of Eurasia. In Turkey, he observed a group of street musicians performing a traditional Turkish folk song that was played in 9/8 time, a rare meter for Western music.

Paul Desmond, who was Brubeck's alto saxophonist, wrote "Take Five," at Brubeck's urging to try and write a song in quintuple (5/4) time. 

"I told Paul to put a melody over (drummer) Joe Morello's beat," Brubeck explained. As a jazz pianist, Brubeck became a household name in jazz in part due to Time Out's success. Demond's cool-toned alto and quick wit fit in well with Brubeck's often heavy chording and experimental playing. Morello and bassist Gene Wright completed the group. The Quartet traveled and performed constantly around the world until breaking up in 1967 to pursue other musical ventures.

Time Out peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard pop albums chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Take Five" became a mainstream hit, reaching No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 5 on Billboard's Easy Listening survey, the precursor to today's Adult Contemporary charts. The song was included in countless movies and television soundtracks and still receives significant radio play.

Dave Brubeck, piano
Paul Desmond, alto saxophone
Joe Morello, drums
Gene Wright, bass

1. Blue Rondo A La Turk
2. Strange Meadow Lark
3. Take Five
4. Three To Get Ready
5. Kathy’s Waltz
6. Everybody Jumpin’
7. Pick Up Sticks

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 13 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 02/23/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: jose
Move over Mobile Fidelity, Friday Music, Sundazed, speakers Corner,etc. There is a new sheriff in town! These audiophile companies are good, but pale in comparison to Analogue Productions. AP quality is the "in the room' 3d holographic experience in audio fidelity. 40 dollars for having Dave Brubeck 'Time out in such flawless audio is a revelation in audio heaven! My only regret is that I was such a late b!oomer with them. I only wish I had known about them years ago and not missed out on some great albums ( CCR, Stevie Wonder). but, now I know how much all these inferior competitors over charge for their releases....great job AP! you have one more permanent customer! Thank you!

Blown Away!

posted on 06/18/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Rob
I had this on CD for the longest time. The copyright says 1997, but I bought this around 2007 and have always loved the CD. But hearing it on vinyl for the first time gives it new life! Analogue Productions knocked it out! Very quiet vinyl and beautiful gatefold jacket. I only see 1 blooper on the back cover that reads: .. Is Designed For Use On 45RPM... This is definitely the 33 1/3 edition.

Like hearing it for the first time

posted on 03/17/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: David M
I own a small but rapidly increasing number of Analogue Productions re-issues and all have been excellent so far but this one goes to the front of the line for its dynamic lifelike sound contrasting against its dead quiet backgrounds. Terrific music reproduced in a very true to life way. What more can you ask for?

Blown Away

posted on 02/18/2021
5 Stars
Recently started a record collection and this was the first Analogue Productions title I purchased. I was blown away by the sound compared to the other records I have collected so far. I had to purchase more after listening to this record. Everything I have heard about the quality of Analogue Productions seems to be true.


posted on 02/10/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ray
WOW! This 200 gram album sounds incredible. Blown away!


posted on 09/17/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: ross from boulder
quiet background, awesome staging, crystal clear. listen and love it.

Fantastic Sound!

posted on 07/11/2019
5 Stars
Playing this record is like discovering Time Out all over again. It sounds like the Quartet is in the room playing live. Very happy with my purchase.

Stellar new pressing

posted on 03/27/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Topeka Audiophile.
Friends, I have a Columbia pressing from I bought in 1978. It has been well-maintained, but I bought the new pressing from QRP. I definitely hear a difference. My original LP was mass-produced by Columbia during the peak of LPs, and it was common practice to recycle vinyl in large amounts.

QRP uses very-limited vinyl recycling, and they don’t press new LPs at the same volumes that Columbia would have done in the day. I also think that QRP takes greater care in their limited mastering pressings.

I highly recommend QRP’s pressing of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” LP.


posted on 11/03/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: ATL-Trav
A nice replacement for my previously owned Classic Records 180 gram reissue. Nicely mastered, pressed, and heavy-duty gate fold jacket. I couldn't ask for more!

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