The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Further Out: Miro Reflections 180g LP
TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 3.5/55 Sonics Sonics in the January 2011 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the November 2010 Issue of Stereophile!
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Mastering from the original analog tapes!
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, January 2011
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, Fall 2010
"Time Further Out was re-releases 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, December 2011
• 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
1. It's A Raggy Waltz (3/4)
2. Bluette (3/4)
3. Charles Matthew Hallelujah (4/4)
4. Far More Blue (5/4)
5. Far More Drums (5/4)
6. Maori Blues (6/4)
7. Unsquare Dance (7/4)
8. Bru's Boogie Woogie (8/8)
9. Blue Shadows In The Street (9/8)