Essential Standards

Essential Standards

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by Bill Evans
     
 

This new collection of Bill Evans playing standards is culled from his Riverside catalog. The first half concentrates on the first and greatest Bill Evans Trio with drummer Paul Motian and bassist Scott LaFaro, running through beautiful renditions of "Autumn Leaves," "Isn't It Romantic," and "My Foolish Heart," taken from the See more details below

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This new collection of Bill Evans playing standards is culled from his Riverside catalog. The first half concentrates on the first and greatest Bill Evans Trio with drummer Paul Motian and bassist Scott LaFaro, running through beautiful renditions of "Autumn Leaves," "Isn't It Romantic," and "My Foolish Heart," taken from the At Shelly's Mann-Hole date, "All of You" from Sunday at the Village Vanguard, and "How Deep Is the Ocean." The material on the second half of the album covers Evans in various settings including three trios. The first is from 1956 with Teddy Kotick on New Jazz Conceptions (which was pre-LaFaro), and with Sam Jones and Max Roach on Everybody Digs Bill Evans. The other trio sessions are the first post-LaFaro dates with new bassist Chuck Israels from 1962: How My Heart Sings! and Moonbeams. The remainder of the material is from a pair of recordings that include 1961's You Know What I Mean with Cannonball Adderley, Connie Kay, and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and the famous Interplay Sessions recorded in 1962 with Freddie Hubbard, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall, and Kay. Everything here has been released before, and real Evans' fans have it all in numerous places. There is something to be said, however, for having an all-standards program that reveals the developing and always innovative approach Evans was taking to interpreting classic American song in the jazz idiom.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/2009
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0888072314283
catalogNumber:
31428

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Evans   Primary Artist
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Jim Hall   Guitar
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Chuck Israels   Bass
Teddy Kotick   Bass
Connie Kay   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
Larry Bunker   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Scott LaFaro   Bass
Paul Motian   Drums
Sam "Stovepipe No. 1" Jones   Bass

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Wally Heider   Engineer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Bill Schwartau   Engineer
Bill Stoddard   Engineer
Dave Jones   Engineer
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Tommy Nola   Engineer
Arnold B. Horwitt   Composer
Andrew Pham   Art Direction

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