November 1961 European concert tour program
Original vintage concert program for the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s November 1961 European tour, visiting Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, and Italy, presented by the ICA. Time Further Out has just been released by Columbia Records prior to the tour. Produced by Teo Macero, the album continued the 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; “Unsure 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”. Like Time Out, Time Further Out’s cover features a work of modern art: a painting by Catalan-Spanish artist Joan Miró. The program has been authentically signed in blue ballpoint by pianist and leader Dave Brubeck next to his photo on page 3.
In original red and black pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 22.4 x 22.3 cm, 12 pp. Bilingual edition with program notes in both English and German. The program has been folded vertically down the middle with light wear to spine and extremities. Additional images of the program available on request.