|Studio album by|
|Recorded||May 27–30, 1976|
|Studio||Fantasy Studios, Berkeley|
|Genre||Jazz, post bop, cool jazz|
CD: Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 698-2
|Bill Evans chronology|
Quintessence is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans. It was recorded in 1976 for Fantasy Records and released the following year. At this time usually playing solo or with his trio, for these sessions Evans was the leader of an all-star quintet featuring Harold Land on tenor saxophone, guitarist Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|||
Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow called the album "a nice change of pace."
CD reissue bonus track:
|1977||Billboard Jazz Albums||20|