Bill Evans, Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown, Philly Joe Jones - Quintessence Vinyl LPTBA
Bill Evans, Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown, Philly Joe Jones Quintessence Vinyl LP
Bill Evans was such a looming force as a trio pianist that people tend to overlook his achievements in a quintet context. A few sessions made the point throughout his career, though, like this 1976 date that was one of Evans's personal favorites.
With longtime friend Philly Joe Jones plus new-to-Evans associates Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, and Ray Brown, the ensemble is stellar to say the least; and the players strike a comfortably creative groove on a program that includes originals by trumpeters Thad Jones and Kenny Wheeler, plus Burrell's blowing tune "Bass Face." And how fascinating to hear Ray Brown, the man who defined bass playing in the pre-Evans-trio style, finally making music with the pianist.
Bill Evans, piano
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Harold Land, saxophone
Ray Brown, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Bill Evans, Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown, Philly Joe Jones Quintessence Track Listing:
1. Sweet Dulcinea
3. Second Time Around
4. A Child Is Born
5. Bass Face
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