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Not only a marvellous intro to jazz... A milestone in recorded music
on 7 June 2009
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!