The Gary McFarland Orchestra
Studio album by
Gary McFarland with guest soloist Bill Evans
Released1963
RecordedJanuary 24, 1963
GenreJazz
LabelVerve
ProducerCreed Taylor
Gary McFarland chronology
The Jazz Version of "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying"
(1962)
The Gary McFarland Orchestra
(1963)
Soft Samba
(1964)
Bill Evans chronology
Empathy
(1962)
The Gary McFarland Orchestra
(1963)
Conversations with Myself
(1963)

The Gary McFarland Orchestra is an album by Gary McFarland's Orchestra with guest soloist jazz pianist Bill Evans recorded in 1963 for the Verve label.[1]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
[2]
Allmusic[3]

The Allmusic review by Douglas Payne states "The album is like a soundtrack celebrating the excitement of a big urban wonderland. The compositions are first-rate, McFarland's occasional vibes playing is simple and perfect. Bill Evans buoys the event with his graceful, individual style".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Gary McFarland
  1. "Reflections in the Park" - 3:44
  2. "Night Images" - 5:54
  3. "Tree Patterns" - 4:58
  4. "Peach Tree" - 5:05
  5. "Misplaced Cowpoke" - 10:15
  6. "A Moment Alone" - 6:10
  • Recorded at Webster Hall in New York City on January 24, 1963

Personnel

Technical

References

  1. ^ Bill Evans discography accessed March 12, 2010
  2. ^ Down Beat: May 9, 1963 Vol. 30, No.11
  3. ^ a b Payne, D. Allmusic Review accessed March 12, 2010