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Conviction: Thoughts of Bill Evans
     

Conviction: Thoughts of Bill Evans

by Roseanna Vitro
 
When Roseanna Vitro recorded Conviction: Thoughts of Bill Evans during the summer of 2000, tributes to the late jazz pianist were hardly unprecedented in the jazz world. Evans was, after all, among the most influential bop/post-bop pianists of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s -- Chick Corea,

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When Roseanna Vitro recorded Conviction: Thoughts of Bill Evans during the summer of 2000, tributes to the late jazz pianist were hardly unprecedented in the jazz world. Evans was, after all, among the most influential bop/post-bop pianists of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s -- Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Fred Hersch, Alan Broadbent, John Serry, and countless others have been heavily influenced by his work. Hersch, in fact, saluted Evans' legacy on his album Evanessance: A Tribute to Bill Evans. The thing that makes Conviction unusual, as far as Evans tributes goes, is the fact that Vitro is a singer. Although she isn't the only vocalist who has recorded "Waltz for Debby" or "Turn Out the Stars," it isn't every day that Evans' songs become the primary focus of a jazz vocal date. And much to Vitro's credit, Conviction isn't about slavish devotion; the Texas native brings something personal to lyrics that were written by Eleana Dee for "Remembering the Rain," Roger Schore for "In April," and Carol Hall for "Very Early" and "Two Lonely People." Not surprisingly, the CD isn't without its share of Gene Lees lyrics; Vitro also interprets the lyrics that the prolific Lees wrote for "Turn Out the Stars," "Waltz for Debby," and "My Bells." It should be stressed that Vitro is joined by players who obviously know Evans' music inside and out -- Eddie Gomez was Evans' bassist from 1966-1977, and pianists Fred Hersch and Allen Farnham have both claimed Evans as a primary influence. This thoughtful, consistently interesting date proves that you don't have to be an instrumentalist to be inspired by one of jazz's most imaginative pianists.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
Label:
Challenge
UPC:
0608917320824
catalogNumber:
73208

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Performance Credits

Roseanna Vitro   Primary Artist,Improvisation
Allen Farnham   Piano
Fred Hersch   Piano
Mark Soskin   Piano
Scott Lee   Baritone Saxophone
Paul Wickliffe   Announcer,Improvisation
Bob Bowen   Baritone Saxophone
Adrian d'Souza   Percussion,Drums
Eddie Gomez   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bill Evans   Composer
Jim Hall   Composer
Roseanna Vitro   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
Stefan Bright   Digital Imagery
Paul Wickliffe   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Michael Bourne   Liner Notes
Sarah Wickliffe   Studio Audience

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