Piano Player

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although this 1998 CD may at first glance seem to be a reissue, all but three of the 11 selections had never been released before. The highly influential pianist Bill Evans is heard in five different settings. An unissued and slightly earlier rendition of the third section of George Russell's "All About Rosie" a showcase for Evans with Russell's 14-piece orchestra starts off the release. Next are the three previously issued but somewhat obscure numbers: a live rendition of "My Funny Valentine" with Miles Davis in 1958 played by just a quartet and two songs from a 1962 set headed by vibraphonist Dave Pike. For Piano Player, producer Orrin Keepnews discovered and released six...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although this 1998 CD may at first glance seem to be a reissue, all but three of the 11 selections had never been released before. The highly influential pianist Bill Evans is heard in five different settings. An unissued and slightly earlier rendition of the third section of George Russell's "All About Rosie" a showcase for Evans with Russell's 14-piece orchestra starts off the release. Next are the three previously issued but somewhat obscure numbers: a live rendition of "My Funny Valentine" with Miles Davis in 1958 played by just a quartet and two songs from a 1962 set headed by vibraphonist Dave Pike. For Piano Player, producer Orrin Keepnews discovered and released six long-lost selections from 1970: duets by Evans who also plays a little bit of electric piano and bassist Eddie Gomez that are strong enough to make one wonder why the projects was originally abandoned. Wrapping up the intriguing set is a trio number with Evans, Gomez, and drummer Marty Morell that is an alternate take left over from The Bill Evans Album. The pianist's fans will definitely want this consistently enjoyable CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972396323
  • Catalog Number: 723963
  • Sales rank: 55,575

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All About Rosie (5:18)
  2. 2 My Funny Valentine (10:20)
  3. 3 Vierd Blues (5:58)
  4. 4 Besame Mucho (6:53)
  5. 5 Mornin' Glory (6:43)
  6. 6 Django (8:08)
  7. 7 Waltz for Debby (5:13)
  8. 8 T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune) (3:37)
  9. 9 Comrade Conrad (6:40)
  10. 10 Gone With the Wind (6:42)
  11. 11 Fun Ride (6:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Evans Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Electric Piano
Teddy Charles Vibes
Miles Davis Trumpet, Leader
Art Farmer Trumpet
Eddie Gomez Bass, Electric Bass
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Walter Perkins Drums, Snare Drums
Dave Pike Leader, Vibes
John LaPorta Alto Saxophone
Hal McKusick Tenor Saxophone
Robert DiDomenica Flute
Jimmy Cobb Drums, Snare Drums
Herbie Lewis Bass
Joe Benjamin Bass
James Buffington French Horn
Paul Chambers Bass
Barry Galbraith Guitar
George Russell Conductor
Marty Morell Drums
Louis Mucci Trumpet
Margaret Rose Harp
Todd Sommer Drums, Snare Drums
Manuel Zegler Bassoon
Technical Credits
Miles Davis Composer
Bill Evans Composer
Eddie Gomez Liner Notes
Gene Lees Composer
George Avakian Producer
Michael Berniker Producer
George Russell Arranger, Composer
Helen Keane Producer
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Teo Macero Producer
Irving Townsend Producer
Mark Wilder Remixing, Re-Equalizer
Chuck Stewart Cover Photo
Don Hunstein Inlay Photography
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Sandy Speiser Inlay Photography
Urve Kuusik Inlay Photography
Sunny Skylar Composer
Consuelo Velázquez Composer
Aaron Rosenbaum Packaging Manager
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