Time Further Out

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Time Further Out
Dave Brubeck - Time Further Out.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1961
RecordedMay 3, 1961
GenreCool jazz, West Coast jazz
ProducerTeo Macero
The Dave Brubeck Quartet chronology
Time Further Out
Brandenburg Gate: Revisited
Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings [3]

Time Further Out (subtitled Miro Reflections on the album cover) is a jazz studio album by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Recorded and released in 1961 on the Columbia label, the album features the lineup of the "Classic Quartet": pianist and leader 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 referred to as "tempos."

Cover art[edit]

Echoing its predecessor Time Out (whose cover featured work by S. Neil Fujita), Time Further Out also features a piece of abstract modern art on its cover, this time by the surrealist Catalan-Spanish artist Joan Miró. The work depicted on the cover is Miró's 1925 painting "Calculation".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All pieces 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.[5] The track "Unsquare Dance", taken from the album, cracked the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #74.[5]



  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. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 190. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ "Calculation 1925 by Joan Miro | Oil Painting Reproduction Replica on Canvas".
  5. ^ a b "Chart & Awards: Time Further Out". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 October 2009.