The Great Albums concert series continues with “Time Out” by Dave Brubeck performed by the Bruce Dudley Quartet, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in The Lounge at City Winery Nashville. Doors open at 5 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for TJBS Members. Members will receive the discount code via email prior to the show. Tickets can be purchased from City Winery’s website.
Special thanks to Steinway Piano Gallery for providing an acoustic piano for Bruce to play during the evening.
Time Out is considered one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history. It is one of the first to explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time. This risky move almost led to Dave Brubeck’s record company not releasing such an arty project. Initially, many critics insulted Brubeck for tampering with jazz’s rhythmic foundation but the public received the album with much more optimism than that of the critics. Time Out became an unexpectedly huge success and still ranks as one of the most popular jazz albums of all time. This is a testament to Brubeck and Paul Desmond’s abilities as composers because Time Out is full of challenges both subtle and overt – it’s just that they’re not jarring.
Jazz Pianist, composer and Steinway Concert Artist Bruce Dudley has performed at Jazz Festivals in Canada and the United States since 1974 when he was the featured “Young Talent” winner at the Wichita Jazz Festival at the age of 16. Since then he has performed across Canada, throughout the United States, and in South America, appearing in clubs, concerts, and festivals including the Houston International Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Mompox Jazz Festival in Cartagena, Colombia, Calgary Jazz Festival, Edmonton Jazz Festival, and Corpus Christi Jazz Festival. As a composer, Dudley has received commissions from Meet the Composer, The Commission Project, The Canadian Saxophone Quintet, East Nashville Center for the Creative Arts, and Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra.