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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings present the definitive Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

First time 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, double LP set cut at 45 RPM by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Quality Record Pressings

"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 45 RPM on 180-gram premium vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings (Acoustic Sounds' own industry-lauded LP manufacturer), Analogue Productions brings you the definitive copy.

Why definitive? The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. But it's more than just the vinyl that makes this release so special. For the first time in its history, 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's Jumpin'
7. Pick Up Sticks

Customer Reviews (4.98 Stars) 56 person(s) rated this product.

This is top tier

posted on 04/29/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: Preston
This honestly might be at the very top of a small list of albums that make your system sound better. Who even needs a UHQR version when something is already achieved greatness.

Adding to the reviews

posted on 11/24/2022
5 Stars
Incredible sounding. I have no other versions to compare it to, but this is top level stuff.

It's time to listen to an outstanding record

posted on 09/19/2022
5 Stars
This is the second time I bought a jazz record in 45 rpm version. The quality of the recording is simply exceptional, even on my modest audio system. Nothing to do with the 33 rpm version. No unwanted crackling, the notes flow one after the other. Everything is a pleasure of sound. Thank you for this listening delight.

My New Reference Album

posted on 07/27/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: John Gramaglia
This is an incredible sounding album. The vinyl is super quiet and it sounds as if the band is actually in my living room. Amazingly good pressing. I use this album to show off how great my stereo system sounds.

Very impressed - it's really that good!

posted on 01/26/2022
5 Stars
I kept seeing the accolades piling up on this edition, and I've been holding off because I have the lovely Classic Records 180gm 33 and 45. I finally caved and picked this up. First off, the presentation is stunning. I love having this in such a gorgeous gatefold. The photos, the high gloss, heavy stock and vivid color printing exceeded my expectations. The pressings are truly dead silent. By contrast, the Classic 45 is not quite at that level. The low noise floor really let the low level detail come through. Seems better balanced, with more space around the instruments. Everything sounds so realistic. Really a delight, and totally worth the money.

Take one

posted on 01/14/2022
5 Stars
In stock? Don’t think take one

Must have in a jazz collection

posted on 08/21/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Kenny
What can I say? This is THE classic album to have for any jazz lover. I bought the 45 RPM vinyl. Except for a minor handful of barely perceptible clicks and pops, this pressing sounds as clean as a CD version. The gatefold cover is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Very glossy with vibrant colors. The B&W photos of the studio session are a nice addition. One minor issue I've seen with the heavy Stoughton cardboard is that they sometimes crack on the inside spine. Be careful when opening up the gatefold. I had a very small tear. This is a minor issue with Stoughton, not a problem specific with this album or label. I would suggest looking at the Live at Carnegie Hall album as well. The stars and planets must have aligned for this quartet, because they were smokin'. Different tempos and improvisations, and Joe Morello was just letting loose on his extended drum solo!

Wow! Awesome Sound

posted on 06/21/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Joey K
I can't believe my ears! The 45 rpm album of Time Out is awesome! This is the best sounding LP I have. Great job Acoustic Sounds! Shout Out to Chad Kassem! PHENOMENAL JOB! PHENOMENAL LP!!! Thank you so much! You made my day


posted on 05/20/2021
5 Stars
This record is hands down the best sounding album I own. Drums and symbols and amazing!

It's a Killer!

posted on 04/27/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Korben
Do you like that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you put on a perfect record? Look no further my friends. It'll knock your socks right off. The jacket is gorgeous as well! No regrets! Buy it!

Great sounding album!

posted on 04/20/2021
5 Stars
Tubes, tape and a simplistic microphone setup can result in capturing some pretty amazing sounds that really can speak to one`s soul. It's great to be able to listen to the sound with nothing in the way other than the limitations of my own playback equipment. It's really like owning a time machine and being there at the time of the making of this album. It's a cliche, but, hearing the sound here is like the way jazz sounds to me when I am at a venue listening live. To be honest, this is the first time I am hearing Time Out on vinyl; other than a previous LP of outtakes. I don't feel a need to own an additional copy of this as it is probably as perfect as it can be; unless listening to the master tapes.

The Best Time Out Period

posted on 03/15/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Evan
Like many folks I have several versions and formats of Time Out. This one bests them all. Buy it.


posted on 06/10/2020
5 Stars
This rendering in 45 RPM is a masterpiece of masterpiece! They vinyl is perfect, the cutting is perfect, the record jacket is perfect. I guess I'm sounding like a broken record but this is record is far from broken. As good as anything from Impex, which is my present favorite stamper. This is the recording that established Brubeck as one of the 20th century compositional geniuses and this record is probably the best it has ever sounded. BTW I compared it to the hi rez digital file from HD tracks and the Tidal version, it sounded better than both. Surprisingly the MQA encoded Tidal version was 2nd with the HD file 3rd. They all sound splendid but the vinyl did sound more palpably "real".


posted on 09/20/2018
5 Stars
just listen..

Believe the reviews.It is good,very Good

posted on 10/10/2017
5 Stars

Must Buy

posted on 07/11/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Peter
Just one word Amazing!

Great vinyl! Excellent sound and quiet background

posted on 10/18/2016
5 Stars


posted on 09/18/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: BEN S.
I have the Classic Records pressing of this jazz classic. This QRP version beats it hands down.

The frequency response is solid. The vinyl is quiet, and the full sound is well balanced. The jacket and packaging are very well made. This is the vinyl experience at its finest. Very well done, QRP!

I will treasure this record for many years to come.


posted on 03/17/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Thundering Herd Fan
I have some other Analog Production pressings but this one may be the best of the bunch. I feel like I was in the studio during the recording. This could be the finest sounding LP in my collection.

Demo Quality

posted on 06/24/2015
5 Stars
I listen to this all the time. Seriously well recorded and reissued by AP.

Beats the Classic Records 45RPM 4LP set

posted on 06/02/2015
5 Stars
I have both, and in my opinion the AP version is better. The instruments have more body, realism, and presence. Just my $0.02.

Just buy it

posted on 06/09/2014
5 Stars
another happy customer!!!


posted on 05/31/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Blbloom
Buy it! This is the best pressing of a great recording.

Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet

posted on 02/04/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Anthony
I have little to add to what has already been eloquently stated. The better your sound system, the more you will be amazed.

Jaw dropping sound

posted on 02/01/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: M C
The sound is so good, that it bring you back in time, to that venue. If there's a reason why we keep playing vinyl, it's because it can sound so GOOD. You can hear the musicians interacting with each other.


posted on 08/21/2013
5 Stars
Wonderful mastering and perfect pressing. I had a previous version that I thought sounded great, but this is on a new level. The instruments sound more real. Just brilliant!

Fantastic album!

posted on 08/08/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff Day
Time Out is one of my all-time favorite jazz albums and Analogue Productions did a wonderful job on this album. In fact this may be the best 45 RPM album from AP I've got yet.

Dave's daughter & son used to be the organist and choir director at the Cathedral of the Rockies Methodist church my parents went to in Boise, Idaho. Even the grandkids are fine musicians. Dave and the quartet did a benefit concert at the church to help it out in a time of need, and it was a treat to hear the whole family - all three generations - playing music, and they're all wonderful musicians in their own right.

The DBQ played most of the songs on this album that night and it was really spectacular to hear in the acoustic of that fine old church.

This album is a must have for jazz lovers everywhere!


posted on 08/01/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: John T.
Was listening to old Classic 45rpm reissue when Brubeck passed away wishing I'd purchased a copy of New QRP reissue when rummaging through my new old stash for a rainy day I found out I had purchased it, (Probably when it first came out). I ripped off the plastic wrap and played the single sided Take Five for a spin. I was astonished by how much more detailed and natural sounding the QRP is than the Classic edition. Bass was another surprise. Everything sounds just right on this pressing and it's dead quiet as well. This is a must have in any jazz collection. I also use it in demo comparisons between analog and digital for vinyl newbies. Everyone of them who has heard it is now a vinyl convert!


posted on 07/29/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Perry
I must have half a dozen copies of this album, going to back to a Columbia two-eye (no six-eye unfortunately) but this one has got to be the reference going forward. The drums just leap out of the speakers, and Desmond's sax sounds like it's in the room. There aren't enough superlatives for this release.

Unexpected delight

posted on 06/17/2013
5 Stars
I got this on a lark because although I rarely listen to jazz, my only other copy is a cassette I made in the 1980s and I thought the album deserved to be heard in a better format. I kind of wanted to hear what a modern 45 could do, too!

This LPs is now the crown jewel in my vinyl collection (displacing a first pressing of Pink Floyd's Meddle). It sounds awesome and allows me to fully the enjoy the performance, which is staggering. Highly recommended, especially if your only other copy is on cassette!

awesome lp

posted on 05/01/2013
5 Stars
this is the third version of Time Out I have (xrcd + lp the others) and probably the best. Really stellar details and character.

Sounds Live!

posted on 03/21/2013
5 Stars
I just finished listening to this masterpiece and am blown away by the finished product. The quality of the pressing is beyond anything I've heard in years. Music just comes out of a totally black background. Piano sounds like a real piano, cymbals sound metallic and shimmer, bass is deep. There is air around each instrument that adds to place the instruments in space just as they would appear in a live performance. If your any sort of a jazz fan athis must be in your collection

Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet

posted on 03/19/2013
5 Stars

Master pieces

posted on 02/19/2013
5 Stars


posted on 02/13/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: paul v k
I thought my Classic Records version was great until I heard this one. the micro-detail is just incredible. My new reference for this recording.


posted on 02/01/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Edward Horn
I have an original pressing of Time Out, but parts of it were scratched up because I bought it used, so I did what any audiophile would do. I upgraded ;) This is a wonderful addition to any lover's collection. This record is famous for playing with different time signatures. As a drummer (who ALWAYS wears ear protection) this is quite exciting to me. As for the sound quality, it is better than the original, and I don't always think 45s or 180 gram versions are. I listen on a cases-by-case basis, and in this case, my Music Hall mmf 5.1 SE 'table definitely poured a better sound into my Vandersteens. You'll love it. -Ed

excellent recording of this great album

posted on 11/03/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: ajay
This is a very good recording. i do have the Classic records 4LP 45 version. The classic 45 has fuller bass and smoother highs. But the classic 45 is 4 times the cost. If you can afford it the classic 45 is better.

love it!

posted on 09/18/2012
5 Stars
this album is very well done, dead silent ! very enjoyable

Great Recording

posted on 08/08/2012
4 Stars
I have the first pressing of the original Mono and also the first pressing of the original Stereo of this album. It was one of the first Jazz albums I heard when I was an adolescent and to this day one of my favorite albums. I am not a record reviewer but the original Mono recording is superior to this album, it is more focused then the stereo albums. I have heard Brubeck play the pieces in this album a number of times and the Mono recordings are closer to the live performance. It may seem that I am contradicting my comments but I recommended this album because it is great music and great Jazz and it should be a part of any Jazz lover's collection.


posted on 08/07/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bret L Miller
Music and sound are top notch. Dave Brubeck is still with us and I love this groundbreaking album in unique time signatures that does not sound quirky or difficult to approach. Wonderful melodies and great rhythmic interplay. Recorded in 1959 I think. Not all the great music came since you were born- listen back to greatness.

Best possible!

posted on 08/04/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael Kieslich
This must be the ultimate sound,amazing and so real & live,hard to believe it dates from 1959! Great drum solo on Take 5!

Must have

posted on 07/30/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: CADiver
No need to say much about this one, must have, just buy it and listen. Better yet by 2 so you have a back up. In my system, the Lp is somewhat bigger sound then the CD version, the sax is much bigger. Most likey contrubute by close mic recording. Regardless, it's awsome quality, the higher end your turntable system, the more love you will get from this disc.

Great work - a great time for vinyl collectors

posted on 07/26/2012
5 Stars
Wow. I'm so impressed. Time Out 45 RPM surpassed my expectations in all areas. Fantastic packaging, and most importantly, incredible sound - proud to own it. I never thought I'd become a true believer in the 45 RPM format, but after listening to this on my new AVID Volvere turntable, with a Benz Micro 0.4mV cartridge, I get it!! The sound blew me away - hence I'll be placing many more orders in the future and deciding on which label to eventually subscribe to for the 45's. Thanks again, Dan.

Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet

posted on 07/15/2012
5 Stars


posted on 07/10/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Steve B.
Unbelievable! The sounds of this new 45 RPM pressing blew me away! Definitive and highly recommended.

Blown Away!

posted on 07/03/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: joe schmo
I am very familiar with this album, not only from 50 years of listening to the music, but also from personally reviewing many different releases of it on both vinyl and CD.

This release is, unequivocally, the best I have ever heard this album in any format (I have not yet heard the forthcoming SACD release from Analogue Productions). The vinyl surface is, as advertised, "dead quiet," and Bernie Grundman's mastering is excellent. Listening to these LPs, you can close your eyes and easily picture yourself in the studio with Dave and the Quartet. The 'rattle' of Eugene Wright's bass strings against the wood can be discerned as clearly as if you are there, as can virtually every other subtle sonic nuance.

This album sounds so good that I am amazed at the state of the art that was achievable in 1959 when it was recorded. Truly a 'desert island' recording!

Best sounding version ever

posted on 07/02/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: John
The sound quality of this 45rpm vinyl is awesome. All the instruments come through so clear, that it sounds as if the musicians are playing live in your living room. Great job by everyone involved with this reissue.

Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet

posted on 06/29/2012
5 Stars

Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet

posted on 06/27/2012
5 Stars

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