Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bill Evans - Interplay

Interplay stands as some of Bill Evans' most enigmatic and unusual music in makeup as well as execution. It was recorded in July 1962 with a very young Freddie Hubbard from the Jazz Messengers, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Philly Joe Jones performing five veteran standards. Evans has a more blues-based approach to playing : harder, edgier, and in full flow, fueled in no small part by Hall, who is at his very best here, swinging hard whether it be a ballad or an uptempo number. Hubbard's playing, on the other hand, was never so restrained as it was here. Using a mute most of the time, his lyricism is revealed to jazz listeners for the first time — with Art Blakey it was a blistering attack of hard bop aggression. On this program of standards, however, Hubbard slips into them quite naturally without the burden of history — check his reading and improvisation on "When You Wish Upon a Star." Ironically, it's on the sole original, the title track, where the band in all its restrained, swinging power can be best heard, though the rest is striking finger-popping hard bop jazz, with stellar crystalline beauty in the ballads.
Thom Jurek

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/interplay-mw0000188120

Bill Evans
Interplay
(Japanese K2 Super coding)

Tracks

1 You and the Night and the Music (Dietz, Schwartz)  7:07
2 When You Wish upon a Star (Harline, Washington)  5:45
3 I'll Never Smile Again [take 7] (Lowe)  6:33
4 Interplay (Evans)  8:15
5 You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie)  5:06
6 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) (Barris, Koehler, Moll)  6:27
7 I'll Never Smile Again [take 6] (Lowe)  6:36

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Personnel
Freddie Hubbard - tp
Jim Hall - g
Bill Evans - p
Percy Heath - b
Philly Joe Jones - dr

Recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City ; July 16 [# 1, 2, 5 & 6] & 17 [# 3, 4 & 7], 1962

24 comments:

AmyBRAINS said...

FANTASTIC MEL!!!
I love Bill Evans.
Many, many thanks.

furnguy said...

thnx.

Ананасий Непитин said...

thanks a lot!
i love Bill Evans, but my love to Freddie Hubbard, Percy Heath and Philly Joe Jones is even stronger.

deGallo said...

Just great!! Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

John Pickworth said...

Thanks Mel !

jazzcat1228 said...

Beautiful album. Thank you for another great one, Mel!

alberto egoavil (dr.jazz) said...

Thank you Mel..!!!

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

Blue Eyes said...

Another gem at Sic Vos Non Vobis!!
fabulous album, fabulous guitar playing of Jim Hall in this session, (mon Dieu, quel sens du timing il avait! quel précision, quel swing, quel discours dans le choix des notes! une absolue maîtrise de son instrument! des guitaristes comme lui, je peux les compter sur les doigts d'une seule main!) Thank you very much Melanchton for this Japanese K2 Super coding!!

FrankDell said...

merci

Melanchthon said...

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Bill said...

Mel, je pense que tu guardes le jazz qui s'appelle presque d'une seule main pour tous le monde! merci! Bill

Bill said...

"qui s'appelle " pardon, je suis en train d'apprendre le francais bien sûr!

Bill said...

qui s'appelle dammit.....

alfred venison said...

thank you again for this & all that came before. -cheers, a.v.

Starchild said...

I'm curious as to the sound comparison between the K2 version and the OJC version. Many thanks Mel!

Gil said...

Merci mille fois.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
I have this album, but thanks a lot Mel!
Pedro

adakun said...

Muchas gracias Mel!!

slr in tx said...

Yes!!

Jazz Padd said...

Thanks!

Angel said...

The new big surprise of the day

Kovina Kris said...

Bill Evans was SO damn good and the rest of the lineup at exactly chopped liver. Thank you very much!