Rosenna Vitro: Conviction: Thoughts of Bill Evans
In addition, this album has the added advantage of pianists present who have named Evans as a major influence in their development, thus adding authenticity to the proceedings. Fred Hersch has done his own album honoring Evans. Then there's the presence of bassist Eddie Gomez who worked in Evans' trios during the 1960s and 70s. With his bowed and plucked bass, he makes a major contribution on "Very Early". The dominant lyricist for the material in the play list is, of course, Gene Lees. But there are fine contributions by Eleana Dee "Remembering the Rain", Carol Hall "Two Lonely People", Karen Gallinger "Funkallero" and two contributions by Roger Schore. In addition, the title tune is from the pen of Vitro, and the lyrics which are printed in the liner notes.
This album is the marriage of the best of two worlds, top flight Evans and top flight Vitro. Recommended. Visit Roseanna at http://members.aol.com/rvitrojazz/index.html.
Track Listing: My Bells; Remembering the Rain; Two Lonely People; Prelude to a Funk; Funkallero; Only Child; Conviction; Turn out the Stars; Waltz for Debbie; In April; Very Early; Letter to Evan
Personnel: Roseanna Vitro - Vocals; Mark Soskin, Allen Farham, Fred Hersch - Piano; Scott Lee, Eddie Gomez, Bob Bowen - Bass; Adrian D'souza - Drums/Percussion
Record Label: a/l/l