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Dave Brubeck's 1959 Jazz Masterpiece Time Out Certified Double Platinum by RIAA

Sony Music Entertainment - 12/06/2011

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American jazz legend Dave Brubeck, who celebrates his 91st birthday today (December 6), reached another milestone recently when Time Out, his 1959 watershed masterpiece, was awarded Double Platinum status by the RIAA in recognition of sales of more than two million copies in the United States.

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A profoundly pivotal and influential recording, Time Out -- which began as a musical experiment showcasing the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing seven original jazz compositions, each in a different time signature -- became an iconic crossover smash, reaching #2 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1961, eventually spending a mind-blowing 164 weeks on the charts. Propelled in part by "Take Five," the DBQ's signature classic in 5/4 time, Time Out is the first jazz album to sell more than one million copies and one of the select few to achieve Double Platinum status.

Time Out was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry in 2005. Legacy Recordings released a three-disc 50th Anniversary Edition of Time Out in 2009, the same year the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old).

Brubeck's album, Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend, released in advance of the legend's 90th birthday last year, hit #1 on the CMJ Jazz Top 40 chart as the album garnered critical acclaim and coast-to-coast airplay. With the album reaching #13 on the Billboard Top Jazz Album chart and #8 on the Traditional Jazz Album Chart, Brubeck earned the rare distinction of having played on albums charting in every decade since the 1950s. Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend, a commemorative collection of tracks hand-picked by the artist, featuring extensive annotation and anecdotal liner notes written by his son Darius, was released through Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, to all physical and digital retail outlets last November.

Brubeck received Kennedy Center Honors in December 2009, and, along with his ensemble, was named the Jazz Group of the Year in the 2010 Downbeat Reader's Poll.

Dave Digs Disney, Brubeck's delightfully groundbreaking jazz interpretations of classic songs from Disney films, has recently been made available as a two CD package in the US featuring the original mono album on Disc 1 and stereo mixes and alternate takes of the album on Disc 2. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles over the course of three historic sessions in June and August 1957, Dave Digs Disney is often cited as one of the most important titles in the Brubeck canon.

On November 1, 2011, Legacy Recordings released Their Last Time Out, a two-CD, 15-track recording of the December 26, 1967 concert (with the exception of a 1976 reunion tour) of the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet--featuring Paul Desmond on alto sax, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums--the group's final performance (with the exception of a 1976 reunion). Recorded in Pittsburgh, December 26, 1967: Their Last Time Out finds the classic DBQ at the top of its game, marking the close of an 18-year run as one of the most influential, and popular, ensembles in jazz. An emotional celebration of the quartet's repertoire, the 98 minute concert has been made available for the first time by the Brubeck Archives and signs off with the consummate performance of "Take Five," that unpretentious and infectiously swinging combination of melody, rhythm and sound that's come to signify jazz itself.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - December 26, 1967: Their Last Time Out

Disc 1

    1. Someday My Prince Will Come
    2. Take The "A" Train
    3. La Paloma Azul
    4. Cielito Lindo
    5. These Foolish Things
    6. Three To Get Ready
    7. St. Louis Blues
    8. Introduction

Disc 2

    1. Take Five
    2. For Drummers Only
    3. Set My People Free
    4. You Go To My Head
    5. I'm In A Dancing Mood
    6. Swanee River
    7. Intro to Band Members

On November 22, 2011, Legacy Recordings released The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Complete Studio Albums in a boxed set containing 19 CDs in facsimile sleeves covering the DBQ's Columbia Records catalog from 1955's Brubeck Time through 1966's Anything Goes, with several long sought-after album titles being converted to a digital medium for the first time in the creation of this collection.

The Complete Dave Brubeck Quartet Studio Recordings

    1.  Brubeck Time (1955)              CL 622  CK 65724
    2.   Jazz Impressions Of The U.S.A.
          (1956)                         CL 984
    3.  Dave Digs Disney (1957)          CS 8090 CK 48820
    4.   Jazz Impressions Of Eurasia
          (1958)                         CS 8058 CK 48531
    5.  Southern Scene (1960)            CS 8235
    6.  Time Out (1959)                  CS 8192 CK 65122
    7.  Gone With The Wind (1959)        CS 8156 CK 40627
    8.   Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays
         Bernstein (1961)                CS 8257 CK 90857
    9.  Time Further Out (1961)          CS 8490 CK 64668
    10.  Countdown -Time In Outer Space
          (1962)                         CS 8575 CK 86405
    11.  Brandenburg Gate Revisited
          (1963)                         CS 8763 CK 65725
    12. Bossa Nova U.S.A. (1962)         CS 8798
    13. Time Changes (1963)              CS 8927 CK 85992
    14. Jazz Impressions Of Japan (1964) CS 9012 CK 65726
    15.  Jazz Impressions Of New York
          (1964)                         CS 9075 CK 46189
    16. Angel Eyes (1965)                CS 9148
    17. My Favorite Things (1965)        CS 9237
    18. Time In (1966)                   CS 9312 CK 85994
    19. Anything Goes (1966)             CS 9402

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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Dave Brubeck's 1959 Jazz Masterpiece Time Out Certified Double Platinum by RIAA Legacy Recordings Releases Dave Brubeck Quartet's Their Last Time Out, A Concert Recording From December 26, 1967, Out Now

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American jazz legend Dave Brubeck, who celebrates his 91st birthday today (December 6), reached another milestone recently when Time Out, his 1959 watershed masterpiece, was awarded Double Platinum status by the RIAA in recognition of sales of more than two million copies in the United States.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO )

A profoundly pivotal and influential recording, Time Out -- which began as a musical experiment showcasing the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing seven original jazz compositions, each in a different time signature -- became an iconic crossover smash, reaching #2 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1961, eventually spending a mind-blowing 164 weeks on the charts.  Propelled in part by "Take Five," the DBQ's signature classic in 5/4 time, Time Out is the first jazz album to sell more than one million copies and one of the select few to achieve Double Platinum status.

Time Out was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry in 2005.  Legacy Recordings released a three-disc 50th Anniversary Edition of Time Out in 2009, the same year the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old).

Brubeck's album, Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend, released in advance of the legend's 90th birthday last year, hit #1 on the CMJ Jazz Top 40 chart as the album garnered critical acclaim and coast-to-coast airplay.  With the album reaching #13 on the Billboard Top Jazz Album chart and #8 on the Traditional Jazz Album Chart, Brubeck earned the rare distinction of having played on albums charting in every decade since the 1950s.  Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend, a commemorative collection of tracks hand-picked by the artist, featuring extensive annotation and anecdotal liner notes written by his son Darius, was released through Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, to all physical and digital retail outlets last November.

Brubeck received Kennedy Center Honors in December 2009, and, along with his ensemble, was named the Jazz Group of the Year in the 2010 Downbeat Reader's Poll.

Dave Digs Disney, Brubeck's delightfully groundbreaking jazz interpretations of classic songs from Disney films, has recently been made available as a two CD package in the US featuring the original mono album on Disc 1 and stereo mixes and alternate takes of the album on Disc 2.  Recorded in New York and Los Angeles over the course of three historic sessions in June and August 1957, Dave Digs Disney is often cited as one of the most important titles in the Brubeck canon.

On November 1, 2011, Legacy Recordings released Their Last Time Out, a two-CD, 15-track recording of the December 26, 1967 concert (with the exception of a 1976 reunion tour) of the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet--featuring Paul Desmond on alto sax, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums--the group's final performance (with the exception of a 1976 reunion).  Recorded in Pittsburgh, December 26, 1967: Their Last Time Out finds the classic DBQ at the top of its game, marking the close of an 18-year run as one of the most influential, and popular, ensembles in jazz.  An emotional celebration of the quartet's repertoire, the 98 minute concert has been made available for the first time by the Brubeck Archives and signs off with the consummate performance of "Take Five," that unpretentious and infectiously swinging combination of melody, rhythm and sound that's come to signify jazz itself.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - December 26, 1967: Their Last Time Out

Disc 1

  1. Introduction
  2. St. Louis Blues
  3. Three To Get Ready
  4. These Foolish Things
  5. Cielito Lindo
  6. La Paloma Azul
  7. Take The "A" Train
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come

Disc 2

  1. Intro to Band Members
  2. Swanee River
  3. I'm In A Dancing Mood
  4. You Go To My Head
  5. Set My People Free
  6. For Drummers Only
  7. Take Five

On November 22, 2011, Legacy Recordings released The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Complete Studio Albums in a boxed set containing 19 CDs in facsimile sleeves covering the DBQ's Columbia Records catalog from 1955's Brubeck Time through 1966's Anything Goes, with several long sought-after album titles being converted to a digital medium for the first time in the creation of this collection.

The Complete Dave Brubeck Quartet Studio Recordings

1.

Brubeck Time (1955)

CL 622

CK 65724

2.

Jazz Impressions Of The U.S.A. (1956)

CL 984

 

3.

Dave Digs Disney (1957)

CS 8090

CK 48820

4.

Jazz Impressions Of Eurasia (1958)

CS 8058

CK 48531

5.

Southern Scene (1960)

CS 8235

 

6.

Time Out (1959)

CS 8192

CK 65122

7.

Gone With The Wind (1959)

CS 8156

CK 40627

8.

Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein (1961)

CS 8257

CK 90857

9.

Time Further Out (1961)

CS 8490

CK 64668

10.

Countdown - Time In Outer Space (1962)

CS 8575

CK 86405

11.

Brandenburg Gate Revisited (1963)

CS 8763

CK 65725

12.

Bossa Nova U.S.A. (1962)

CS 8798

 

13.

Time Changes (1963)

CS 8927

CK 85992

14.

Jazz Impressions Of Japan (1964)

CS 9012

CK 65726

15.

Jazz Impressions Of New York (1964)

CS 9075

CK 46189

16.

Angel Eyes (1965)

CS 9148

 

17.

My Favorite Things (1965)

CS 9237

 

18.

Time In (1966)

CS 9312

CK 85994

19.

Anything Goes (1966)

CS 9402

 

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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