Bill Evans: Another Time: The Hilversum ConcertBy
Another Time contains some of the best captured Evans live recording. The drums and bass stand equal with the piano and are better represented in the resulting mix. Per performance, Evans is as assertive and forward in his playing as he was reserved and contemplative on Some Other Time. The pianist was concentrating on drums during this period, push DeJohnette to the post-bop edges being explored at the same time by Tony Williams with Miles Davis's second great quintet. "You're Gonna Hear from Me" and "Who Can I Turn Two" are aggressive romps by Evans' standards, while "Alfie" and "Embraceable You" demonstrate a more strident and abstract balladry. Gomez is featured prominently on the latter with considerable solo space that he uses well. Miles Davis' "Nardis" never left the Evans Songbook after its original appearance on Cannonball Adderley's Portrait of Cannonball (Riverside, 1958), a recording date on which Evans played. Here, Evans gives the song lengthy attention, again featuring Gomez. Evans is lyrical and sophisticated.
Another Time is the gravy of the Evans discography. Previously unknown, it appeared as if summoned to fill in a weak spot of the pianist's chronology. These two previously unreleased European recordings join Resonance Records' expansive Bill Evans: Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top of The Gate (Resonance, 2012), recorded in October 1968, as the patch for the period. We should hope for much more of this music.
You're Gonna Hear from Me; Very Early; Who Can I Turn To?; Alfie; Embraceable You; Emily; Nardis; Turn Out the Stars; Five.
Bill Evans: piano; Eddie Gomez: bass; Jack DeJohnette: drums.
Title: Another Time: The Hilversum Concert | Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Resonance Records
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