November/December 1961 UK concert tour program
Original vintage concert program for the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Nov/Dec 1961 nationwide tour of Great Britain, presented by Harold Davison. Time Further Out has just been released 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 and beautifully signed on the title page in black ink (“All the Best Dave Brubeck”) by pianist and leader Dave Brubeck.
In original red and black pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 20.9 x 26.5 cm, 20 pp. Light foxing to the back wrapper, else in near excellent condition, tightly bound and clean. Additional photos available on request.