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Time Further Out
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Like my fellow reviewer, I first heard this album in the 60s and was immediately blown away!
Time Out (Further Out's predecessor by a few years) is good, but not in the same class. Here, Brubeck explores all the weird and wonderful time signatures fro which he has become famous. The whole album shows the listener how wonderfully integrated and yet individual jazz can be. All the compositions are Brubeck's own and are a delight from the sombre, reflective 'Blue Shadows in the Street'(9/8), to the exciting 'Far More Drums'(5/4) with a solo from Joe Morello that is quite breathtaking....surely one of the longest drum breaks in 5/4 in jazz history!
Everyone will know the famous 7/8 tune, 'Unsquare Dance' complete with Brubeck's(?) little chuckle at the end....relief that they all finished together, maybe!
All this and the sweet, sweet alto of Mr. Desmond and the punchy, percussive piano of Brubeck himself....divine!
Anyway, this is an album not to be missed. For the young musician who is looking for an introduction to great jazz. For the old crustie's like me who thought that this amazing album had disappeared without trace.
Not only has it returned to the catalogue, but you get bonus tracks too, not on the original vinyl. ENJOY!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2013
I bought this as a companion to the Dave Brubeck Three Classic Albums which included a remastered Time Out and I wanted to have the follow-up to this. This album however, unlike the Three Classic Albums CD, is described as an original recording. What is not made clear is that it is a mono recording(although it does not say this on the packaging or the CD itself). The overall sound is very disappointing and seems muffled (albeit to my elderly ears). The actual content is excellent but is spoilt by the poor quality of the recording. The CD is on the Hallmark budget label but I do have other Hallmark recordings which are a great deal superior to this one. It is the quality of the recording that has caused me to downgrade the star rating as otherwise I would have given this 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 8 January 2013
I've just starting playing this album again recently and had forgotten how good it was. In fact like nearly all the other reviews here I'd say its not just good, its brilliant, and probably one of my favourite Jazz albums.

All the compositions are by Dave Brubeck and they a form a blues suite, that was inspired by the Jean Miro painting on the album cover. Some of these are amongst his finest compositions, and I think its a stronger album than its predecessor. From the lovely 'Far More Blue' to the incredibly catchy 'It's a Raggy Waltz' and 'Unsquare Dance' you get a range of strong material, which vary in time signature and style. On 'Bru's Boogie Woogie' we find out that Dave Brubeck can play straight ahead 8 to the bar feel; shouldn't be a surprise really. It certainly adds some variety to the album. The playing is impeccable from all 4 musicians, as you'd expect

The two extra tracks compliment the album well, and It's a Raggy Waltz live ably demonstrates the Jazz musicians art as both Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond play solos that are markedly different from the original version.

I also highly recommend reading the original sleeve notes and Dave Brubeck's written reminiscence 35 years later.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2010
Dave Brubeck and co. are simply awesome. The musicality and intelligence demonstrated is mind-boggling at times. Particularly look out for Dave's solo improvisation on the live version of It's a Raggy's Waltz (the last track). Seriousy - how could you not be amazed by that level of musicianship??
Should be bought just for that if not the whole record.
Legendary stuff here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 February 2013
This cd was very cheap - and when I listened to it I realised why. There must be a good quality remastered version version out there somewhere.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 1 October 2012
Everyone knows about Time Out of course, but how did I not know about this album before?
Fantastic playing, fantastic tunes, great recording quality, this is really top drawer stuff. Loving it! Any fan of Brubeck, or jazz at large, should buy this, immediately!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 September 2014
Excellent music ruined by poor reproduction. Original recording means muffled mono, Get this album and be sure it is on the Colombia or Sony label - not the bargain basement Hallmark label.
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on 28 February 2013
This is fantastic music as fresh as ever. However the purpose of this review is to point out there is a better edition: Time Further Out. This is remastered, stereo and contains a 2nd CD, The Riddle.
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on 8 February 2013
I've been a fan of Dave Brubeck for decades, and listened to this, on vinyl, ad infinitum, back in the 60s and 70s. This is a very nice, re-recorded CD, and I can recommend it to anybody!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2010
This disc contains my favourite 'Unsquare Dance' in 7/4 time. The spped of delivery in the week before Christmas, was impressive. You would think that the seller had nothing better to do than wait in front of the screen for my order to flash up.
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