Thursday, 2 September 2010
Bill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival
(Verve (USA) Stereo LP V6 8762), recorded in 1968)
A wonderful edition of the Bill Evans Trio, caught 'live' in the most convivial setting. Evans plays with more aggressive drive, which may be due to the fact that his rhythm team-mates are Eddie Gomez, bass, and Jack DeJohnette, drums. A programme including Miles Davis' "Nardis", two Evans originals, "One For Helen" (Helen Keane, his manager), and "Walkin' Up", as well as a fine selection of standards from the likes of George Gershwin, Ray Noble and even one by his favourite "obscure" composer Earl Zindars ("Mother Of Earl") make for a well-rounded programme.
Posted by shepherdlass at 02:48