Bill Evans Trio – Portrait In Jazz

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Lyric and thoughtful, pianist Bill Evans proved an urbane bridge between the early bop style of Bud Powell and playful funk of Horace Silver, and the later, modern approach of pianists like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett (indeed, Jarrett went as far as to record with Evans’s backup band of drummer Paul Motian and bassist Gary Peacock). Evans’s second album as a leader,  Portrait In Jazz combines a pair of originals–”Blue in Green” and “Peri’s Scope”–with a handful of show tunes and standards, including a version of “Someday My Prince Will Come” that pre-dates Miles Davis’s adaptation. With a preference for irregular phrasing and a taste for unusual chord spellings, Evans was frequently able to recast old chestnuts and tired warhorses into new gems and spirited charges, as he does here with “Witchcraft,” “Spring Is Here,” and “When I Fall in Love.” And although he recorded in many different formats throughout his career, including duets with himself, the power and beauty of Evans’s trios helped him lay a special claim to that grouping.

Tracklist

01. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 5)
02. Autumn Leaves
03. Witchcraft
04. When I Fall In Love
05. Peri’s Scope
06. What Is This Thing Called Love
07. Spring Is Here
08. Someday My Prince Will Come
09. Blue In Green (Take 3)
10. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 4)
11. Autumn Leaves (Take 9, Monaural)
12. Blue In Green (Take 1)
13. Blue In Green (Take 2)

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3 Responses to “Bill Evans Trio – Portrait In Jazz”

  1. Outro.Distinto says:

    Very nice puts me in a calm mindstate

  2. stoli n says:

    this is great rappa thanks

  3. shodiak says:

    Thank you very much. This disc is superb!

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