Time Out is a 1959 album (originally issued as CS 8192) by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, based upon the use of time signatures that were unusual for jazz (mainly waltz or double-waltz time, but also 9/8, and most famously 5/4).
Although the album was intended as an experiment (Columbia president Goddard Lieberson was willing to chance releasing it) and received negative reviews by critics upon its release, it became one of the best-known and biggest-selling jazz albums, reaching number two in the U.S. Billboard "Pop Albums" chart, and produced one single—Paul Desmond's "Take Five"—that reached number five in the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
In 2005, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.
Miles Ahead is a jazz album by Miles Davis released in 1957. This was the first album after Birth of the Cool that Davis recorded with Gil Evans, with whom he would go on to release albums such as Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain. Gil Evans combined the ten pieces that make up the album in a kind of suite, each following the preceding one without interruption. Davis is the only soloist on Miles Ahead, which also features a prominent horn section.
A fifth recording date involved Davis alone (re-)recording material to cover/patch mistakes/omissions in his solos using overdubbing. The fact that this album was originally produced in mono makes these inserted overdubbings rather obvious in the new stereo setting.
A Tribute to Jack Johnson is a studio album by jazz musician Miles Davis, released February 24, 1971 on Columbia Records. It was recorded as the soundtrack for a documentary by Bill Cayton about the heavyweight world champion boxer Jack Johnson.