Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra
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Studio album by
Released1966
RecordedOctober and December 1965
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz
Length37:28
LabelVerve
ProducerCreed Taylor
The Bill Evans Trio chronology
Trio '65
(1965)
Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra
(1966)
Bill Evans at Town Hall
(1966)

Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans and his trio, released in 1966. The group is accompanied by an orchestra arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
[1]
Allmusic [2]
All About Jazz(favorable) [3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

Scott Yanow stated in his Allmusic review: "This collaboration is predictably dull... one of Bill Evans' least significant recordings, a weak third stream effort."[2] In contrast, Roger Crane states in his All About Jazz review "Although dismissed by some critics, this CD, with arrangements by Claus Ogermann, is very lovely. Evans was very proud of this album. Ogermann's charts are sweetly romantic rather than overbearing, and this gives Evans and his trio (with bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Grady Tate) room to maneuver. Evans' composition "My Bells" is one of the stronger cuts."[3]

Track listing

  1. "Granadas" (after The Maiden and the Nightingale by Enrique Granados) – 5:54
  2. "Valse" (after the 2nd movement Siciliano of the flute sonata BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach) – 5:52
  3. "Prelude" (Alexander Scriabin) – 3:01
  4. "Time Remembered" (Bill Evans) – 4:10
  5. "Pavane" (Gabriel Fauré) – 4:01
  6. "Elegia (Elegy)" (Claus Ogerman) – 5:12
  7. "My Bells" (Evans) – 3:48
  8. "Blue Interlude" (Frédéric Chopin) – 6:04

Personnel

Production

References

  1. ^ Down Beat: April 21, 1966 Vol. 33, No. 8
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Crane, Roger. "Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra > Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 460. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ a b Liner notes to Verve CD 821 983-2
  6. ^ jazzdisco.org