The Mello Sound of Don Elliott + Listen to the ...
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2 LPs ON 1 CD
ALL TRACKS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD !!
This release contains two extremely rare Bill Evans recordings as a sideman, both of which appear here on CD for the first time ever. "The Mello Sound of Don Elliott" (Decca DC9208) was recorded in February of 1958, shortly before Evans joined the Miles Davis Sextet. Featured with the leader and the pianist are reedman Hal McKusick and the future drummer of the Bill Evans Trio, Paul Motian. "Listen to the Music of Jerry Wald " (Kapp KL1043) was recorded in 1955 and features Wald on clarinet along with Evans, Eddie Costa, and Paul Motian again, in his first collaboration ever with the pianist.
BILL EVANS, piano on all tracks, plus:
[1-12] The Mello Sound of Don Elliott
DON ELLIOTT (tp, mellophone, vib)
HAL McKUSICK (fl, cl, b-cl, as & ts)
BARRY GALBRAITH (g)
ERNIE FURTADO (b)
PAUL MOTIAN (d)
Plus Janet Putnam (harp) & six voice vocal group.
Arrangements by Billy Byers & Don Elliott
New York, February 10 & 11, 1958.
[13-24] Listen to the Music of Jerry Wald
JERRY WALD (cl, cond)
EDDIE COSTA (vib)
PAUL MOTIAN (d)
Plus guitar, bass & string orchestra.
New York, 1955.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
1) A Million Dreams Ago
2) It’s Only A Paper Moon
4) Blue Waltz
5) Poinciana / (Song Of The Tree)
6) Play Fiddle Play
7) Summer Scene
8) Tired Of Me
9) I Don’t Want / To Walk Without You
10) When The Sun Comes Out
11) The Story Of A Starry Night
12) A Waltz
13) Who Cares?
14) If I Had You
15) Mad About The Boy
16) Dancing On The Ceiling
17) Lucky To Be Me
18) Three Little Words
19) Love For Sale
20) I’ve Got A Crush On You
21) You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
22) Gloomy Sunday
23) Little Girl Blue
Total time: 70:01