Dave Brubeck and his quartet (Paul Desmond on alto-sax, Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums) make a fine, even-more adventurous follow up to his legendary Time Out featuring his trademark easy-going swing arrangements in odd (9/4!) time signatures and one amazing solo by Morello (the appropriately titled "Way More Drums"). Hits like "Unsquare Dance" and "It´s a Raggy Waltz" are augmented by "Charles Matthew Hallelujah," "Maori Blues," and the lovely "Blue Shadows In the Street." IMPEX´s all-analog 180-gram pressing was mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York from the original master tapes. With RTI´s quiet surfaces and our strict attention to detail, this is a must-have for Brubeck fans (you are legion) and a great addition to any audiophile library.
Time Further Out continues the Dave Brubeck Quartet's exploration of unusual time signatures that began on their 1959 album Time Out. The tracks are ordered by the number of beats per bar, starting with "It's a Raggy Waltz" and "Bluette" in 3/4, "Charles Matthew Hallelujah" in 4/4, "Far More Blue" and "Far More Drums" in 5/4, "Maori Blues" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, "Bru's Boogie Woogie" in 8/8, and concluding with "Blue Shadows in the Street" in 9/8. Like the original Time Out album, Time Further Out's cover features a work of modern art: a painting by Spanish artist Joan Miro.
"The album is an absolute delight that keeps surprising as it unfolds into tracks such as "Far More Drums," "Maori Blues," and the Mingus-like human percussion heard in "Unsquare Dance." Impex's reissue is excellent... Great stuff." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
Dave Brubeck, "Time Further Out" mastered from the original analog tape by George Marino at Sterling Sounds in New York and pressed at RTI in Camarillo, California.
"Reissued here by the new IMPEX label (headed up by ex Cisco Musicʼs Abey Fonn) there is much to be grateful for. First, the simple, brave fact of picking the follow-up hit rather than the original which has been reissued who knows how many times, shows at least interest in producing and reissuing those records which undeservedly so have remained locked up in someoneʼs vaults. Personally, I could really care less about yet another Time Out reissue (or Kind Of Blue for that matter), alas, Time Further Out is in my opinion in fact the better record to begin with, if only perhaps because Time Out has literally been played to death. A mint original I own used to be the benchmark for me; happily I can report that this reissue (mastered by George Marino from the original 2-track tapes) trounces my copy handily. From the first note, there is simply an increased level of information being decoded; backgrounds are quiet, the dynamics of the recording come across fully preserved and quite simply, the record just makes you swing. "Unsquare Dance", played at respectable levels sounds quite daring and dashing; no wonder it became the recordʼs hit.
"A great follow-up then and an even greater first for IMPEX. Any self respecting Brubeck fan should own a copy; this reissue is a no brainer, even if you were never aware of the recordʼs existence in first place. Highly recommended!" - Danny Kaey, Hi Fi Statement
"Time Further Out was re-released by Impex Records and they did a phenomenal job. The sound is FANTASTIC and the music is even better. This, the third-or-so in the time signature series captures the band at a really swinging groove. And Joe Morello's drums. WOW." - Jim Kaplan, Record Collector
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• All-analog 33 1/3rpm
• Mastered by George Marino
Dave Brubeck, piano
Paul Desmond, alto sax
Eugene Wright, bass
Joe Morello, drums