The Dave Brubeck Quartet / Time Further Out – We Was Wrong

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Reviews and Commentaries for Time Further Out

Mono Vs. Stereo

The monos we played in our last few shootouts didn’t do much for us. They tended to be thin and hard sounding, and of course much of the space of the studio disappears completely. One side of one copy did well enough I suppose but my advice would be to avoid them if you’re looking for good sound.

Previously we had written:

This Columbia Six-Eye pressing is THE BEST SOUNDING MONO COPY OF THIS ALBUM WE’VE EVER HEARD! The better Mono pressings of this album give you extra immediacy, more solidity to the drums, and energy like you wouldn’t believe. That makes the drum solo on side two sound OUT OF THIS WORLD. Most copies are congested and veiled, but not this one! The sound is spacious and transparent with wonderful presence. You will not believe how lively it is! 

Both sides are rich and full-bodied with lots of sweetness and extension up top. The energy and transparency are wonderful. The bass is a bit tubby, but that’s what you get on these vintage Six Eye pressings. It’s worth it when there’s as much tubey magic as you get on this pressing.

A classic case of Live and Learn.

TRACK LISTING

Side One

It’s a Raggy Waltz 
Bluette 
Charles Matthew Hallelujah  
Far More Blue

Side Two

Far More Drums 
Maori Blues 
Unsquare Dance 
Bru’s Boogie Woogie 
Blue Shadows in the Street 

AMG Review

The selections, which range in time signatures from 5/4 to 9/8, are handled with apparent ease (or at least not too much difficulty) by pianist Brubeck, altoist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello on this near-classic.

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