Saturday, 28 August 2010
Bill Evans Trio With Symphony Orchestra
(Verve (USA) Stereo LP V6 8640), recorded in 1965)
This is the acclaimed album in which Bill Evans, pianist, acknowledges some of his classical influences, but still manages to inject fresh jazz improvisation. Evans contributes two originals, "Time Remembered" and "My Bells" which sit very well with themes based on Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Granados and Gabriel Faure. The latter's "Pavane" is my favourite piece on the album, and all benefit greatly by being arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman, who also contributed his "Elegia", the second movement of his "Concerto For Orchestra And Jazz". One of the few successful efforts to blend classics with jazz.
Posted by shepherdlass at 15:41