The Gary McFarland Orchestra feat. Bill Evans
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2 LP ON 1 CD Plus 1 BONUS TRACK
A brilliant vibes player, arranger and conductor, Gary McFarland’s name didn’t achieve lasting fame due largely to his premature death under strange circumstances in 1971 at the age of 38. This release presents the complete original LP The Gary McFarland Orchestra / Special Guest Soloist: Bill Evans (Verve V6-8518), which was the only recorded collaboration between McFarland and Evans. As a bonus, McFarland’s previous album in its entirety: The Jazz Version of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (Verve V6-8443), on which he arranges music from the Frank Loesser-Abe Burrows musical of the same title, as well as “Why Are You Blue?”, which was the only McFarland composition from a Bob Brookmeyer LP presenting nearly the same instrumentation as the bonus album. The McFarland orchestra featured throughout this CD is a real who’s who of jazz greats, including such names as Joe Newman, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, Hank Jones, Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell, and Mel Lewis, among many others.
THE GARY McFARLAND ORCHESTRA:
GARY McFARLAND, vibes, arranger & conductor.
BILL EVANS, piano
PHIL WOODS, clarinet
SPENCER SINATRA, alto sax, flute
JIM HALL, guitar
RICHARD DAVIS, bass
ED SHAUGHNESSY, drums
JULIEN BARBER, ALLAN GOLDBERG, viola
AARON JUVELIER, JOSEPH TEKULA, cello
(*) BONUS ALBUM [7-14]: GARY McFARLAND & HIS ORCHESTRA
The Jazz Version of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
COLLECTIVE PERSONNEL: Doc Severinsen, Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Herb Pomeroy (tp),
Clark Terry (tp, fl hrn), Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb), Willie Dennis, Billy Byers (tb), Eddie Wasserman (cl),
Phil Woods (as, cl), Al Cohn (ts, cl), Oliver Nelson (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar, b-cl), Hank Jones (p),
Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell (g), George Duvivier, Joe Benjamin (b), Mel Lewis, Osie Johnson (d),
Gary McFarland (vib, arr, cond), among others.
(**) BONUS TRACK (15): THE BOB BROOKMEYER ORCHESTRA.Gary McFarland (arranger).
INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET
01 REFLECTIONS IN THE PARK
02 NIGHT IMAGES
03 TREE PATTERNS
05 MISPLACED COWPOKE
06 A MOMENT ALONE
07 HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
08 PARIS ORIGINAL
09 LOVE FROM A HEART OF GOLD
10 GRAND OLD IVY
11 BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
12 I BELIEVE IN YOU
13 GRAND OLD IVY [PART II]
14 HAPPY TO KEEP HIS DINNER WARM
15 WHY ARE YOU BLUE ?
TOTAL TIME: 78:30