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I was listening to 'Time Out' last night. One of the first jazz CDs I owned, so it's hard to hear it with fresh ears sometimes--but it's still enjoyable after many years. I have the Carnegie Hall live date from the Brubeck group, which I don't like as well (Brubeck seems too get stuck in those repetitive figures a little to often for me). I'm wondering if any dates, beyond 'Time Out' stand out as favorites and come recommended. Thanks

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My two favorites were records that my parents had when I was a kid, but even beyond the sentimental aspects, these are excellent albums, and good places to go after Time Out. . . .

Time Further Out

Bossa Nova USA

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Brubeck has so many albums that any list will be subjective to some extent. I have not heard all of his albums by a long shot, but here are some that I have really liked.

Brubeck Plays Brubeck (solo piano--a real eye opener for me as to what Dave is capable of)

Jazz at Oberlin

Jazz Goes to College

Jazz at the College of the Pacific

Park Avenue South: Live at Starbucks (despite the Starbucks connection, this is my favorite of the several albums I have heard by his recent quartets)

Brubeck and Rushing

Brubeck and Desmond: The Duets (1975)

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Like Lon, I recommend the follow-up to Time Out called Time Further Out.

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Bravo Brubeck and Buried Treasures, both recorded at Mexico City concerts in 1967, near the end of the group's existence, are two of the best.

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One that's somewhat overlooked is Brubeck & Rushing. Brubeck is more relaxed than usual; there's some good Desmond - always the best part of Brubeck's records (IMO); and the wonderful Jimmy Rushing is on board. Brubeck isn't the center of attention on this one - to me, that's a good thing.

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Another vote for Time Further Out. Way back in highschool, I remember playing this one even more than Time Out.

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I second (third?) the recommendations for "Time Further Out," which I just listened to recently, as a matter of fact. Great album. "We're All Together Again (For the First Time)" is great, too. This is a live album featuring Desmond AND Mulligan. Great stuff!

I also enjoy the Brubeck/Rushing album...

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Good one! The cover was a cross-promotion for some new shade of lipstick as I recall.

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Yeah! Great one!

Even more than Brubeck, I love Desmond on these albums. He had such a wonderful tone...

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Even more than Brubeck, I love Desmond on these albums. He had such a wonderful tone...

It took me a while to realize the only thing I really liked about Brubeck was Desmond, Take Ten probably gets the most play.

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If you love Desmond check out the early quartet stuff on Fantasy (both live and studio). These are my favorites. The early Columbia material has not been reissued properly.

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Gone With The Wind

Dave Digs Disney

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I like most of the Desmond stuff quite a bit, but I'll tell you what I consider the great underrated Brubeck albums - the ones with Gerry Mulligan. Try 'Live at the Berlin Philharmonie' as a starting point.

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If you only own Time Out, you may want to condsider picking up the box set 'For All Time' which includes, 'Time Further Out', 'Time In', 'Countdown: Time in Outer Space' and 'Time Changes'. Its good value at about $30 and I don't think three of these titles are available for individual sale.

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I like most of the Desmond stuff quite a bit, but I'll tell you what I consider the great underrated Brubeck albums - the ones with Gerry Mulligan. Try 'Live at the Berlin Philharmonie' as a starting point.

Also, I like one with Mulligan I found on LP, Blues Roots.

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Another vote for "All Together Again For The First Time"--Brubeck, Desmond, Mulligan, Jack Six on bass, and the great Alan Dawson in the drum chair, a worthy successor to Morello. I wore that sucker out when I was in high school.

Also "All the Things We Are" from 1973 or '74--Brubeck, Jack Six, Roy Haynes & Lee Konitz on "Like Someone in Love"; Anthony Braxton replacing Konitz on "In Your Own Sweet Way"; both Konitz and Braxton on "All The Things You Are"; and then a trio of Brubeck, Six and Alan Dawson playing a medley of Jimmy Van Heusen tunes (originally side 2 of the LP).

And of course those early-50's college albums, before the arrival of Gene Wright and Joe Morello. Some of my favorite Desmond, when he had a lot of youthful heat that later melted into his more wistful lyricism.

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Jazz At Oberlin and

Jazz Impressions of Eurasia

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Glad to see another fan of ...Eurasia. For some reason, that one has a little more "depth" than a lot of the others.

Entirely subjective, I know, but hey...

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