miércoles, 8 de junio de 2016

Bill Evans • Empathy + Pike's Peak



This release presents the complete Bill Evans trio album Empathy (Verve LPV6-8497). The LP marks the pianist’s first of only two collaborations with drummer Shelly Manne (the second, A Simple Matter of Conviction, was taped in 1966). Also it is included vibes player Dave Pike’s complete quartet LP Pike’s Peak (Epic LA16025), recorded during the same period and extensively featuring Bill Evans. Both LPs present Evans in unusual contexts, and he would never again record the majority of the songs featured here. As a final bonus, a second version of Gordon Jenkins’ “Goodbye”, taken from a quartet session by Evans with Cannonball Adderley.

TRACKS:
01 The Washington Twist
02 Danny Boy
03 Let’s Go Back To The Waltz
04 With A Song In My Heart
05 Goodbye
06 I Believe In You
07 Why Not
08 In A Sentimental Mood
09 Vierd Blues
10 Bésame Mucho
11 Wild Is The Wind
12 Goodbye [Quartet Version]


info recording:

01 The Washington Twist
02 Danny Boy
03 Let’s Go Back To The Waltz
04 With A Song In My Heart
05 Goodbye
06 I Believe In You

New York, August 20, 1962.
Original recording produced by Creed Taylor.

PERSONNEL:
BILL EVANS: PIANO,
MONTY BUDWIG: BASS,
SHELLY MANNE: DRUMS

BONUS ALBUM: Pike’s Peak
Recorded: New York, January 27, 1961

07 Why Not
08 In A Sentimental Mood
09 Vierd Blues
10 Bésame Mucho
11 Wild Is The Wind

Dave Pike: vibes,
Bill Evans: piano,
Herbie Lewis: bass,
Walter Perkins: drums

Bonus track:
12 Goodbye [Quartet Version]

Cannonball Adderley: Alto sax,
Bill Evans: piano,
Percy Heath: bass,
Connie Kay: drums

Total Time: 77:13





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