I agree. I have a 6 eye label mono pressing ... it sounds great.
I'm plenty old enough to remember when the title track was a top 40 hit.
The "Time Out" album title as it was originally called was changed to add "Take Five" to the title in the wake Take Five's popularity.
Anyway, I have been a Dave Brubeck Quartet fan ever since and now have a few of his LPs
Some of the early mono live recordings are among the very best.
I never thought that Dave was great pianist but much like The Beatles, the quartet always seem to equal more than the sum of it parts and this is why they have always stood out.
The DBQ has released many albums and it can be difficult to know what to get but, if you can find any of these LPs, I can recommend them.
BTW, you know what a lot of M97xE owners know... that when properly set up, it can sound amazing and natural for all kinds of music.
This is why I keep going back the the Shure stylus.