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Leafing through the catalogue of Riverside, a label founded by Orrin Keepnews in 1953, you wander through the modernity of jazz in the 50s and meet the great innovators of their time: Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker and Wes Montgomery. The New York label, which ceased its activities in 1964, is still one of the most inventive in the hi...See more
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Bill Evans, ComposerLyricist - The Bill Evans Trio, MainArtist
℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.
Charlie Rouse, Tenor Saxophone - Larry Gales, Bass - Teo Macero, Producer - Thelonious Monk, Composer - Thelonious Monk, Piano - Thelonious Monk, Lyricist - Thelonious Monk, Performer - Ben Riley, Drums
(P) 2002 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Wes Montgomery Trio, Wes Montgomery Trio
℗ 1987 Fantasy, Inc.
Sonny Rollins, interprète - Sonny Clark, interprète - Percy Chambers, interprète - Roy Haynes, interprète - Percy Heath, interprète - Wayne, compositeur - libbey, compositeur
2010 Tsk Music
Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Clark Terry, ComposerLyricist - Orrin Keepnews, Producer - Clark Terry Quartet, MainArtist
℗ 1986 Fantasy, Inc.
Kenny Drew Trio, Performer - Kenny Drew, Composer, Writer
Oscar Pettiford, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Kenny Dorham, MainArtist - Hank Jones, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gene De Paul, Composer - Don Raye, ComposerLyricist - Sonny Rollins, Tenor Saxophone, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Patricia Johnston, ComposerLyricist
℗ 1957 Fantasy, Inc.
George Wallington, MainArtist - Idrees Sulieman, MainArtist - Bobby Jaspar, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist
℗ 1957 Riverside Records
Gerry Mulligan, Performer - Thelonious Sphere Monk, Composer - Charles Melvin Williams, Composer - Bernard Hanighen, Composer
That's What Records
Abbey Lincoln, Artist, MainArtist - Oscar Brown, Composer, Author - D.R, OriginalPublisher
2020 Millenium Digital Remaster 2020 J. Joes J. Edizioni Musicali
Benny Golson, Performer, Composer
Burke, Composer - Van Heusen, Composer - Jean Thielemans, Artist, MainArtist
Milestones Records Milestones Records
Sonny Rollins, interprète - Sonny Rollins, compositeur
Tsk Music Tsk Music
Dizzy Gillespie, ComposerLyricist - Johnny Griffin Sextet, MainArtist
℗ 1958 Riverside Records
Pepper Adams Quintet, Performer - Clare , Composer - Gorney, Composer
1961 - BNF Collection 2013
Chet Baker, MainArtist - Nancy Hamilton, Author - Morgan Lewis, Composer - Orrin Keepnews, Producer
℗ 2007 Fantasy, Inc.
Wynton Kelly, MainArtist - Gryce, Composer, Lyricist - Nat Adderley Sextet, MainArtist
2018 Reborn Recordings 2018 Reborn Recordings
Philly Joe Jones, Performer - Benny Golson, Composer
Antonín Dvorák, Composer - Yusef Lateef, MainArtist - William Fischer Arms, Author
℗ 1992 Fantasy, Inc.
Thelonious Monk, Composer - Orrin Keepnews, Producer - The Thelonious Monk Orchestra, MainArtist
℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.
Max Roach, Performer - Booker Little, Performer - George Coleman, Performer - Ray Draper, Performer - Art Davis, Performer - Lee, Composer
2010 Tsk Music
Cannonball Adderley, Primary
2015 White Christmas Records
Coleman Hawkins, Performer - J.J Johnson, Performer - Idrees Sulieman, Performer - Hank Jones, Performer - Barry Galbraith, Performer - Oscar Pettiford, Performer - Jo Jones, Performer - Jones, Composer
2012 Tsk Music
Chet Baker, Performer
2008 Le Chant du Monde
Miles Davis, ComposerLyricist - George Russell, MainArtist
℗ 2007 Riverside Records/Fantasy, Inc.
Warren, Lyricist - Gordon, Composer - Chet Baker, MainArtist
Tsk Music Tsk Music
Benny Golson, Performer, Composer
Bill Evans, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - PAUL MOTIAN, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - John Carisi, ComposerLyricist - Orrin Keepnews, Producer - Bill Evans Trio, MainArtist - Scott LaFaro, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Stoddard, Engineer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 1961 Riverside, Inc.
Milt Jackson, Performer - Wes Montgomery, Performer - Jackson, Composer
Leafing through the catalogue of Riverside, a label founded by Orrin Keepnews in 1953, you wander through the modernity of jazz in the 50s and meet the great innovators of their time: Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker and Wes Montgomery. The New York label, which ceased its activities in 1964, is still one of the most inventive in the history of jazz today.
Bill Evans in 10 Albums
by Marc Zisman
Without him, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau and a few thousand other jazz pianists would play differently. Forty years after his death, the legacy of Bill Evans hasn’t lost any of its influence. On the contrary, it is difficult to sort through his bottomless discography without finding even an incidental recording that doesn’t tower above 90% of the competition. Here are 10 of his albums, subjectively selected…
Conversations with Myself (Verve, 1963)
For his second album for Verve, Bill Evans’ two accomplices were… Bill Evans and Bill Evans. Conversations with Myself, as the title indicates, captures an exciting experience in re-recording. The pianist doesn’t just stack three overdubbed piano tracks upon each other but re-thinks his music in three very distinct ways. Each track is a state of mind from a full-fledged artist. Behind that schizophrenic façade, Evans conjures completely accomplished recordings. Within this gigantic mirror effect, the lyricism of his piano takes on an even more infinite dimension, as in the theme for director Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus composed by Alex North. In a few seconds, the listener forgets the novelty/gadget aspect to concentrate on the complex and beautiful melodic interlacing. Bill Evans would repeat the experience twice: in 1967 with Further Conversations with Myself and in 1978 with New Conversations on which he played a Fender Rhodes.
At the Montreux Jazz Festival (Verve, 1968)
While Bill Evans always forged long-term bonds with his bassists, his relationships with drummers was always, shall we say… complex? When he appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival on June 15, 1968 with Eddie Gómez, the Puerto Rican bassist who would spend more than a decade by his side, he had no idea that the 25-year-old musician behind the traps, who’d made his name in the Charles Lloyd’s group, was about to transform the incipient live album into a pure masterpiece. Jack DeJohnette was ready to shake up Evans’ art with playing that was muscular and above all, relevant. These are daring musical phrases that still swing mightily, their zenith being the nuclear solo in Nardis. Playing the pianist’s favourite repertoire – Some Day My Prince Will Come and A Sleepin’ Bee – DeJohnette unfolds an unprecedented freshness that inspires Bill Evans and pushes him to play beyond his own boundaries. Small wonder that the young drummer also knew the piano well, having played it as his first instrument… And let’s not forget Eddie Gómez who, in his Embraceable You solo, reminds us that he is a musical daredevil, a bulwark against the temptations of prettiness or sentimentality, as Evans himself would say…
Intuition (Fantasy, 1975)
While the trio remained his favourite configuration, Bill Evans always liked to shake things up. Solo, sextet, big band/orchestra (the stunning Living Time conducted by George Russell) and duo, as on this superb album recorded in November 1974 in California with Eddie Gómez, undoubtedly the double bassist with whom he enjoyed the closest harmonic convergence after the late LaFaro. Still resistant to most “modernist” inclinations (in the midst of the jazz-rock/jazz-fusion boom), the musician nonetheless has fun with his Fender Rhodes. “Electric piano is an instrument I consider a bit like the celesta or glockenspiel”, he explained in an interview with Jazz Magazine when the album was released. “From time to time, it feels good, it’s refreshing, it diversifies the sound. For certain things, like fast pieces, it’s perfect… But I remain very attached to the acoustic. For me, playing nothing but electric piano would be a disaster. There are just a lot of things that don’t work. But it’s useful for adding a bit of contrast.” And Intuition certainly does bring a certain contrast to a musical palette that remains characteristically “Evans”. Sound engineer Don Cody used a very precise filter, the Maestro Phaser, to achieve a singular Rhodes sound that perfectly pairs with the acoustic piano. With no drummer, the two men venture even further in their melodic explorations, managing as always to avoid the pitfalls of sentimentality. “Playing with only a bassist opens up new possibilities, it widens the space of the sound.” And when that bass is as inspiring and adventurous as Gómez’, the sky’s the limit! Fans of this fabulous duo can enjoy them further on the albums Eloquence (1975) and Montreux III (1976).
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