12-29-09: “Time Out” Still In After 50 Years

December 28, 2009 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Conversation originally aired May 25, 2009


In the jazz world, 1959 was a year of trailblazing. John Coltrane released Giant Steps. Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz to Come. Miles Davis released Kind of Blue. That year, pianist Dave Brubeck released Time Out–an album of modern jazz refracted through odd time signatures and classical allusions. It got some bad reviews initially, but 50 years later it’s one of the best selling and most influential jazz records in history.

Dave Brubeck tells Tom Hall some of the stories behind his quartet’s landmark record, and we hear ‚ÄúPrecious Gift, His Wondrous Birth,” a new Christmas hymn that Tom premiered with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society at the beginning of December. Brubeck composed the hymn to a text by his wife of 67 years, Iola Brubeck.

Dave Brubeck was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor earlier this month; the ceremony airs on CBS tonight.

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