‘Time Changes’ is pretty much classic standard issue Brubeck. The tunes and arrangements are expertly crafted, enjoyable to hear and performed with the quartet’s usual élan. The one departure is the use of large orchestral forces on ‘Elementals’ which manages to pass off mixing the swing and improvising inclinations of the group within the structure of an extended (and in places slightly overblown) formal piece. It sounds like a film soundtrack looking for a film. Fans of all things DB will enjoy this album, others who want something a little more representative might consider looking elsewhere. Paul Desmond (alto sax), one of the great unsung heroes of jazz makes some nice contributions throughout. ‘Time Changes’ is a very nice album: charming and engaging, it wears its sophistication lightly.
2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2012
Ordered this as a Christmas present for a Dave Brubeck Aficionado. It arrived on time and in good condition. Happily when the present was opened it was very well received. Thank you.