Monday, May 27, 2013

Bill Evans - Quintessence

Most of pianist Bill Evans' recordings were in a trio format, making this quintet date a nice change of pace. Evans' all-star group consists of tenor saxophonist Harold Land, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Philly Joe Jones and the results are quite tasteful and explorative in a subtle way. This version of Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born" is most memorable.
Scott Yanow

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Bill Evans


1 Sweet Dulcinea Blue (Wheeler) 6:02
2 Martina (Legrand, Marnay, Shaper) 8:12
3 Second Time Around (Cahn, VanHeusen) 3:41
4 A Child Is Born (Jones, Wilder) 7:30
5 Bass Face (Burrell) 10:04
6 Nobody Else But Me [*] (Hammerstein, Kern) 7:27

Bill Evans - p
Harold Land - ts
Kenny Burrell - g
Ray Brown - b
Philly Joe Jones - dr

Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California ; May 1976


velobrewer said...

I'm very familiar with this session -- well worthy of the participants collective pedigree. Many Thanks.

Melanchthon said...

Philo said...

It took me a while to figure out that this material is not part of the huge 10 cd Bill Evans "Complete Fantasy Recordings" release. (The Complete release only covers items recorded up through 1963).

Thanks. I am really enjoying the music.

deGallo said...

Thank you. Nice!

Philo said...

Oops! These tracks are part of the "Complete Fantasy Recordings". That compilation covers 1973-1978.

The "Complete Riverside Recordings" compiles material up through 1963.

I got them mixed up.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Chris Doering said...

Oooh... this has gone away. If you would re-upload it I would be so grateful.

migue said...