For their second and final jazz project, the adventurous Kronos Quartet (a top classical string quartet) performed eight Bill Evans compositions, plus "Nardis" (which Evans always claimed Miles Davis stole from him). Three songs apiece add either guitarist Jim Hall or bassist Eddie Gomez. The members of Kronos (David Harrington and John Sherba on violin, Hank Dutt on viola, and cellist Joan Jeanrenaud) do not improvise, but they expertly play Tom Darter's arrangements, some of which (particularly "Peace Piece") are transcriptions of pianist Evans' solos. Overall this was an intriguing project, as was Kronos' slightly earlier interpretations of Thelonious Monk tunes.
Performance CreditsKronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali Primary Artist,Ensemble
Eddie Gomez Bass,Track Performer,Guest Appearance
Jim Hall Guitar,Track Performer,Guest Appearance
Hank Dutt Viola
David Harrington Violin
Joan Jeanrenaud Cello
John Sherba Violin
Technical CreditsBill Evans Composer
Tom Darter Arranger,Adaptation
Orrin Keepnews Producer,Liner Notes
Danny Kopelson Engineer,Remixing
Steve Shapiro Artwork
Phil Carroll Artwork,Art Direction
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