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Dave Brubeck's Time Out

Stephen A. Crist


This book is the first full-length study of Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, one of the most commercially successful albums in the history of jazz. Although the music of Time Out is exceedingly well known, and it remains a vital element of the American soundscape, it has received very little scholarly investigation until now. A central group of chapters examines the project’s seven cuts from several different points of view. The Quartet’s creative process is charted, from Brubeck’s earliest compositional sketches and drafts through multiple takes of the recording sessions in 1959. Other t ... More

Keywords: Time Out, Dave Brubeck, Dave Brubeck Quartet, jazz, creative process, 1959, metrical experimentation, documentary evidence, 1950s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190217716
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190217716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen A. Crist, author
Professor of Music History, Emory University