Time Further Out

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Time Further Out
Studio album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Released 1961
Recorded 3 May 1961
Genre Cool jazz, West Coast jazz
Length 37:02
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Teo Macero
The Dave Brubeck Quartet chronology
Time Further Out
Brandenburg Gate: Revisited
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
2.5/5 stars[2]

Time Further Out is a 1961 release by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It features the "Classic Quartet": pianist Dave Brubeck, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright, and drummer Joe Morello. The album was recorded by engineer Fred Plaut and produced by Teo Macero.


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", a tribute to his newborn son, 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. The time signatures are listed on the album's cover, where they are incorrectly referred to as "tempos". Like Time Out, Time Further Out's cover features a work of modern art: a painting by Catalan-Spanish artist Joan Miró.

Track listing[edit]

All pieces were composed by Dave Brubeck.

  1. "It's a Raggy Waltz" – 5:12
  2. "Bluette" – 5:21
  3. "Charles Matthew Hallelujah" – 2:52
  4. "Far More Blue" – 4:38
  5. "Far More Drums" – 4:00
  6. "Maori Blues" – 3:54
  7. "Unsquare Dance" – 2:00
  8. "Bru's Boogie Woogie" – 2:28
  9. "Blue Shadows in the Street" – 6:35

The 1996 CD reissue adds the following tracks:

  1. "Slow and Easy (A.K.A. Lawless Mike)" – 3:29
  2. "It's a Raggy Waltz" (recorded in 1963, Carnegie Hall) – 6:37


The album charted, peaking at #8 on the Billboard 200.[3] The track "Unsquare Dance", taken from the album, cracked the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #74.[3]



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Review: Time Further Out". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Down Beat: April 12, 1962 Vol. 29, No. 8, p. 26
  3. ^ a b "Chart & Awards: Time Further Out". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 October 2009.