yeah it's definitely a different conception of the piano trio -- unlike say, ahmad jamal's trios of the same period, where everyone's working in pretty close tandem. evans' trios seem to be all about pulling things in different directions and seeing where that lands them.
― tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
The beginning of his solo on "Flamenco Sketches" are the most beautiful nine notes in all of music.
― improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
Flamenco Sketches has an interesting history actually. The germ for it came from Bill Evans's intro to Some Other Time on Everybody Digs Bill Evans. The engineer recorded Bill doing extended improvising on the two-chord figure he used for the intro, and that became Peace Piece, which is also on Everybody Digs Bill Evans. Then Bill Evans and Miles co-wrote Flamenco Sketches based on Peace Piece (to what degree each contributed who knows) and Flamenco Sketches loosely refers to some of the changes in Some Other Time.
― Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
some other time is a leonard bernstein song, right? both that and piece peace are so beautiful -- and yeah, lead straight into flamenco sketches. i guess evans gets credit on KoB for that song and blue in green?
― tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
i barely play, but it is very relaxing to play the opening to flamenco sketches on the piano.
― tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
ah yeah it is Bernstein, and it's from On the Town. For some reason I was thinking it was from South Pacific, but I was mixing it up with This Nearly Was Mine.
― Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
this one from the tony bennett album is nice
― tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
i've been listening to 'the bill evans album' because i happen to have it on vinyl, and although it seems like he took some heat for it, i really like him on fender rhodes.
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 7 May 2012 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
anyone heard this newish live release. the world is not hurting for live bill evans, i suppose, but it is sounding great this morningfrom 1968, a semi-pro recording, but the quality is pretty astounding, like you're in the front row.
― tylerw, Monday, 23 July 2012 17:23 (10 months ago) Permalink