Andy Razaf track 1. Ira Gershwin track 6. Jack Lewis jazz producer tracks 1—6. Dick Olmsted tracks 1—6. Aldi Music Company track 3. Chappell Music Ltd. Chappell company that specialized in library and production music track 2. New World Company track 5. PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd. Redwood Music Ltd. Carlin track 2. Jimmy Rowles "The Peacocks" with just piano and tenor sax is an inspiring high point. During the show, Getz went into "Stan's Blues" unexpectedly at the concert, and the surprised pianist refused to play on it, visually cluing his bandmates not to solo, either!
So right past the first chorus, it's just sax-bass-drums on that one. Getz plays his heart out on it, even though Bill remians silent. Marty Morell is in exceptional form here, as is Eddie. If you want to hear the lyrical and inspired Stan Getz with the always lyrical Bill Evans, pick this up instead of the one above! Released after the deaths of both artists. I consider this a collaboration, since "featuring Bill Evans" is on the cover, however, the sessions were organized by Cannonball around Bill's playing.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. When Bill Evans agreed to do a two piano date with Bob Brookmeyer , eyebrows surely must have raised. Pairing a rising superstar of modern jazz with a gentleman known for playing valve trombone and arranging charts might have been deemed by some as a daunting task. Fortunately for the keyboardists, this was a good idea and a marvelous concept, where the two could use the concept of counterpoint and improvisation to an enjoyable means, much like a great chess match.
For the listener, you are easily able to hear the difference between ostensible leader Evans in the right channel of the stereo separation, and the accompanist Brookmeyer in the left. The opener "Honeysuckle Rose" gives a basic idea of what to expect, as Evans leads out, Brookmeyer counters his moves, and they trade riffs in an inventive bridge.
The energy level is very good here, as well as on the democratic, funky contemporary intro to the easy swing of "It Could Happen to You" and "I Got Rhythm," jam-packed with fun plus risk-taking. There's a different give and take during "The Man I Love," and they turn the lamp down low on a delicate version of "As Time Goes By" as the pianists trade leads, and bassist Percy Heath adopts a more pronounced role.This is a curious yet very satisfying and fun record too often neglected or glossed over by Evans fans and scholars. Recorded in March -- just twelve days in NYC after the first "Kind of Blue" sessions fort Miles -- Bill is joined by veteran jazz trombonist Bob Brookmeyer -- here on piano/5(9).