Impex - IMP6002 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at RTI
3,000 Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed at RTI - Columbia CS 8490
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastering by George Marino at Sterling Mastering
AAA 100% Analogue This P was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
This is the connoisseur's way to hear it. mark mickelson - the Audiobeat
The album is an absolute delight that keeps surprising as it unfolds " and the Mingus-like human percussion heard in "Unsquare Dance." Impex's reissue is excellent... Great stuff." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
TAS Rated 4/5 Sonics Sonics in the January 2011 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the November 2010 Issue of Stereophile!
"A great follow-up then and an even greater first for IMPEX. Any self respecting Brubeck fan should own a copy; this reissue is a no brainer, even if you were never aware of the recordʼs existence in first place. Highly recommended!" - Danny Kaey, Hi Fi Statement
"Time Further Out was re-releases by Impex Records and they did a phenomenal job. The sound is FANTASTIC and the music is even better. This, the third-or-so in the time signature series captures the band at a really swinging groove. And Joe Morello's drums. WOW." - Jim Kaplan, Record Collector
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Further Out: Miro Reflections on 180g LP
1961 Benchmark is a Strong Sequel to 1959's Time Out Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes at Sterling Sound by George Marino Pressed on 180g LP at RTI:
Splendid Sonics! Time Further Out continues the Dave Brubeck Quartet's exploration of unusual time signatures that began on the ensemble's definitive 1959 album Time Out. Accompanied by an all-star cast, the esteemed pianist arranging tunes according to the number of beats per bar, in the process rewriting rhythmic rules and dance steps.
In fact, 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" 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.
Like the original Time Out album, Time Further Out's cover features a work of modern art: a painting by Spanish artist Joan Miro. Mastered from the original analog tape by George Marino at Sterling Sounds in New York and pressed at RTI in Camarillo, California, this record has never sounded so alive or immediate.
A must-have jazz benchmark. Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Futher Out: Miro Reflections
Impex Records is the fruits of labor from the team that founded Cisco Music, which was responsible for a large catalog of reissues in the 1990s and into the 2000s. Perhaps it's my imagination, but I hear similarities between Time Further Out and earlier Cisco releases, including generous liquidity and fullness, though not at the cost of obscuring fine detail. While some vinyl reissues can sound perfunctory, as though they were remastered by a robot, Cisco releases exhibit a particular perspective on the music that always seems uniquely human. Here, this translates to a colorful panorama that emphasizes the wholeness of the Quartet over its individual parts. While Desmond's sax and Brubeck's piano are well captured, the rhythmic underpinning of Joe Morello's drums and Eugene Wright's bass keep the musical train on the tracks. The RTI pressing is as expected -- flat and very quiet. Pressing quality is higher today than ever (perhaps because there are few pressing plants), so it would be news if this weren't the case.
Six-eye and two-eye originals of Time Further Out are not difficult to find or expensive -- I have multiple copies in stereo and mono, a few of which I've bought for pocket change. None is as quiet or sounds as voluminous as this reissue. If you value the music, this is the connoisseur's way to hear it.
mark mickelson - the Audiobeat
Dave Brubeck, piano
Paul Desmond, alto sax
Eugene Wright, bass
Joe Morello, drums
1. It's A Raggy Waltz
3. Charles Matthew Hallelujah
4. Far More Blue
5. Far More Drums
6. Maori Blues
7. Unsquare Dance
8. Bru's Boogie Woogie
9. Blue Shadows In The Street
Impex Records is the exciting audiophile label from the team that brought you Cisco Music. With more than 20 years experience and 150 titles released, Cisco Music developed many of the techniques used by other labels to make higher quality 180-gram LPs, SACDs and Gold and aluminum CDs.
We brought definitive editions Jennifer Warnes' The Well, The Hunter and Famous Blue Raincoat in multiple formats, including a 45 rpm box set that Absolute Sound magazine declared "defines the state-of-the--art in vinyl playback." Other classic reissues we nurtured to fantastic rebirths include the jazz-rock perfection of Steely Dan's Aja, Joan Baez' Farewell Angelina, NathanMilstein's poetic interpretation of Dvorak's Violin Concerto and four exquisite 45-rpm Three Blind Mice LPs.
Even in our humbler origins we were trusted with the distribution and production of The Super Analogue Disc, the original audiophile 180-gram LPs. King Records recognized, from the very beginning, that Cisco Music brought unflinching passion to the music and unflailing dedication to the process of bringing that music to the most discerning listeners in the world.
Now as Impex Records some of the original Cisco staff (Abey Fonn, Robert Pincus and Robert Sliger), along with Robert Donnelly, will follow and expand our own high standards for a new generation of audiophile products. Analog products will always be cut using analog tapes and analog mastering at the finest mastering facilities like Sterling, Cohearent and Bernie Grundman--just as it should be. Gold CD's will always be cut with high-definition digital or analog tape transfers from original sources. We will introduce America to Sony's revolutionary Blu-Spec CD, which redefines production excellence in 16-bit digital playback.
With a singular vision for making the best records anywhere, Impex Records is poised to expand Cisco Music's peerless legacy well into the 21st century. It's going to be quite a journey and we look forward to your joining us. We have committed ourselves, with every new release, to your complete satisfaction.