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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Although there really hasn't been another pianist quite like Bill Evans since his untimely death in 1980, Chick Corea was probably the one best suited to make this fine and heartfelt tribute album. Corea does several things especially well here: first, he wisely chose two of Evans' most celebrated sidemen (bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Paul Motian) to join him for the trio date. Second, he does an excellent job of invoking Evans' musical spirit without giving in to the temptation to slavishly imitate his distinctive playing style. And third, he mixes up the program nicely, including the bop classic "Hot House," Thelonious Monk's "Little Rootie Tootie," and original ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Although there really hasn't been another pianist quite like Bill Evans since his untimely death in 1980, Chick Corea was probably the one best suited to make this fine and heartfelt tribute album. Corea does several things especially well here: first, he wisely chose two of Evans' most celebrated sidemen (bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Paul Motian) to join him for the trio date. Second, he does an excellent job of invoking Evans' musical spirit without giving in to the temptation to slavishly imitate his distinctive playing style. And third, he mixes up the program nicely, including the bop classic "Hot House," Thelonious Monk's "Little Rootie Tootie," and original compositions by each member of the trio, alongside such necessary Evans and Evans-associated standards as "Gloria's Step" and "Alice in Wonderland." The combination of a sprawling two-disc configuration and the live setting (the album was recorded over the course of a two-week stint at the Blue Note in New York) means that there's plenty of room for everyone to stretch out, which doesn't always yield dividends: no matter how impressionistic it got, Evans' playing never seemed aimless, but Corea's sometimes does on tracks like "Rhapsody" and the Motian composition "Mode VI." Still, Corea's aimlessness is always highly listenable, and at its best (which is most of the time), the trio is both tight and thrillingly free; their take on "Hot House," in particular, demonstrates an admirable ability to balance boppish rigor with creative expansiveness. This is a beautiful and loving tribute to one of jazz music's great tragic genuises.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/17/2012
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072333642
  • Catalog Number: 33364
  • Sales rank: 13,307

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Peri's Scope (5:24)
  2. 2 Gloria's Step (6:16)
  3. 3 They Say That Falling in Love Is Wonderful (7:18)
  4. 4 Alice in Wonderland (8:16)
  5. 5 Song No. 1 (6:13)
  6. 6 Diane (6:20)
  7. 7 Off the Cuff (5:44)
  8. 8 Laurie (8:56)
  9. 9 Bill Evans (8:40)
  10. 10 Little Rootie Tootie (10:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hot House (5:30)
  2. 2 Mode VI (8:13)
  3. 3 Another Tango (6:51)
  4. 4 Turn Out the Stars (9:18)
  5. 5 Rhapsody (8:12)
  6. 6 Very Early (7:01)
  7. 7 But Beautiful, Pt. 1 (3:41)
  8. 8 But Beautiful, Pt. 2 (9:12)
  9. 9 Puccini's Walk (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Motian Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Bob Belden Liner Notes
Tadd Dameron Composer
Bill Evans Composer
Eddie Gomez Composer, Liner Notes
Johnny Burke Composer
Chick Corea Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Sammy Fain Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Bob Hilliard Composer
Bernie Kirsh Engineer
Scott LaFaro Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Paul Motian Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Erno Rapee Composer
Bill Rooney Executive Producer
Dan Muse Liner Note Coordination
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