Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bill Evans - Loose Blues

This long-lost session, not released initially until 1982, features pianist Bill Evans, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Philly Joe Jones interpreting seven of the pianist's recent originals. Due to some difficulties during the recording process (none of the sidemen were familiar with the often complex numbers), the results were originally shelved and lost for a couple of decades. This CD reissue shows that the music was actually much better than originally thought. While "Time Remembered," "Funkallero," and "My Bells" would become Evans standards, it is quite interesting to hear such forgotten obscurities as "Loose Bloose" (heard in two versions), "There Came You," "Fun Ride," and "Fudgesickle Built for Four"; a couple of the songs could stand to be revived. It is a pity that Evans and Sims (a logical combination) never did record together again.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/loose-blues-mw0000617270

Bill Evans
Loose Blues

Tracks

1 Loose Bloose (Evans)  7:07
2 Loose Bloose [alternate take] (Evans)  5:34
3 Time Remembered (Evans)  6:02
4 Funkallero (Evans)  6:13
5 My Bells (Evans)  5:24
6 There Came You (Evans)  5:52
7 Fudgesickle Built for Four (Evans)  4:31
8 Fun Ride (Evans)  5:15


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Personnel
Bill Evans - p
Zoot Sims - ts
Jim Hall - g
Ron Carter - b
Philly Joe Jones - dr

Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York ; August 21 & 22, 1962.

17 comments:

justjack said...

What a magnificent blog, magnificent. I've been poking through your old posts and finding endless treasures. Thank you very much, and more specifically for this new Bill Evans post.

getzoot said...

justjack says it for me - endless treasures.....

Auggie said...

What they said. And thank you for posting this long lost classic.

ZM-JazzRock said...

thanx for this marvelous Evans' album. keep the good work
regards from Brazil

portraitinjazz said...

Thank you again!
Wonderful record!

LaroSwing said...

Mille merci pour toutes ces merveilles!

jose arboleda said...

Gracias ...

Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Thank you.

Ананасий Непитин said...

awwwwh...
how have i passed by this little miracle before...
thanks a lot, dear Mel!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thank you very much Mel

AmyBRAINS said...

Bill Evans: the greatest piano player to me!!
Thanks a lot Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Guelda said...

This is a marvelous album, with five true legends of jazz playing together (Jim Hall shining as always !). I agree with the reviewer saying "This CD reissue shows that the music was actually much better than originally thought." I dig the title track but all songs are enjoyable.

Thanks for the treat Mel !

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jorge del Parque said...

Muchas gracias Mel