“Time In”, issued in 1965, was the last of pianist/composer Dave Brubeck’s “Time” recordings, and one of his most musically adventurous.
An overlooked masterpiece, “Time In” features the group’s deftness at negotiating the considerable challenge of transforming the simple to the sublime. On “Softly, William, Softly” and “Forty Days”, two of Brubeck’s most beautiful themes, altoist Desmond carves out solos so perfect, each note so carefully chosen and executed, yet so bursting with pure spontaneity, that they stand alongside anything composed, edited and honed by the best of jazz composers.
Original Issue. Original Label. “Stereo 360 Sound”. LP. Columbia Records. CS 9312 VG*****