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All known quartet performances by Bill Evans with Tony Scott on clarinet reunited here for the first time ever on a single collection. A very interesting combination, their collaborations mixture very melodic and lyrical moments with more adventurous and advanced improvisations related to the various styles modern jazz was experiencing during those years. Featured here are splendid jazzmen like Jimmy Garrison, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian and Pete LaRoca. As a bonus, Evans and Scott’s only two clarinet-piano duets, as well as a Bill Evans trio selection that completes their August 1959 quartet session.
Includes 8-page booklet
TONY SCOTT clarinet
BILL EVANS piano
on all tracks, plus
CD1: Jimmy Garrison (b), Pete La Roca (d).
The Showplace, New York, August 1 & 9, 1959.
CD 2, 1-3: Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (d).
New York, October 28-29, 1959.
CD 2, 4-7: Henry Grimes (b on 4-6), Milt Hinton (b on 7), Paul Motian (d).
New York, ca. November 16, 1957.
CD 2, 8-11: Les Grinage (b), Lennie McBrowne (d).
New York, July 6, 1956.
CD2, 12-13: Same as CD2, 1-3, except bass and drums omitted. These are Bill Evans-Tony Scott duets.
CD2, 14: Same as CD1, except Tony Scott omitted; by the Bill Evans Trio.
01 WALKIN’ 12:03
02 I CAN’T GET STARTED 3:27
03 FREE AND EASY BLUES 8:46
04 MY MELANCHOLY BABY 11:46
05 STELLA BY STARLIGHT 10:05
06 I’LL REMEMBER APRIL 8:57
07 A NIGHT IN TUNISIA 8:21
08 GARRISON’S RAIDERS 14:44
Total Time: 78:14
01 MISERY 4:09
02 REQUIEM FOR “HOT LIPS” PAGE 4:09
03 BLUES FOR AN AFRICAN FRIEND 6:16
04 FIVE 7:48
05 THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU 4:35
06 IF I’M LUCKY (I’LL BE THE ONE) 3:04
07 A SHOULDER TO CRY ON 3:01
08 DEEP PURPLE 1:54
09 AEOLIAN DRINKIN’ SONG 6:07
10 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 3:25
11 VANILLA FROSTING ON A BEEF PIE 3:57
12 FOR STEFAN WOLPE 6:46*
13 ISRAEL 2:58*
14 LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE 5:52*
Total Time: 64:06
The recordings gathered on this collection were made during a crucial period in Bill Evans’ career. After making his professional recording debut in 1953, he would record the first album under his own name on September 27, 1956, titled New Jazz Conceptions. The album would lead to a series of recordings both as a leader and as a sideman for different musicians. As his own projects developed, his role as a sideman began to decrease. However, in 1959, when the last of the sessions here were recorded, Evans was making history with the Miles Davis Sextet taping the classic album Kind of Blue. The recordings here, thus, mark a kind of transition between the pianist influenced by Bud Powell and George Shearing – with multiple single line improvisations with his right hand – and the more restrained modal one which evolved around the period of Kind of Blue. Evans and Tony Scott worked together a lot from 1956 to 1959, when the clarinettist departed to Asia and then to Europe, where he would live for many years. This release comprises all of their quartet recordings, along with a single Bill Evans Trio track from their 1959 Showplace set, and a couple of clarinet/piano duets from their October 1959 sessions.