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Bill Evans, Bob Brookmeyer: The Ivory Hunters

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Solo nel jazz accadono simili incontri, dove le regole vengono stravolte. È il caso di questa seduta discografica del 1959, che vede entrare in sala di incisione un quartetto guidato da un pianista ed un trombonista. Grazie all'idea estemporanea del produttore, Bob Brookmeyer viene invitato a sedersi al pianoforte e ne discende un percorso davvero ragguardevole.

Il trombonista aveva già inciso un disco dove si era cimentato anche al pianoforte, qui mimeticamente orientato verso una cifra lirica, profonda ed intima. Per farla breve, tutto il contrario rispetto alla verve estroversa e muscolare del suo trombone. Dal canto suo Bill Evans, che a quel tempo aveva inciso da leader il solo New Jazz Conceptions, è più incline ad una cifra boppistica rispetto ai futuri lavori.

I due si intendono alla perfezione, anche se è ovviamente Evans a tenere banco con l'inventiva che ben conosciamo. Il quartetto affronta gli standard con grande senso dello swing e concisione, producendosi in sofisticate variazioni melodiche. Completano la riedizione altre sette tracce, risalenti a due diverse sessions. E si ritrova qui la vera gemma del disco (tracce 7-10): un meraviglioso tentetto con il superbo sax alto di Lee Konitz e gli eterei arrangiamenti di Jimmy Giuffre.

Track Listing: Honeysuckle Rose; As Time Goes By; The Way You Look Tonight; It Could Happen to You; The Man I Love; I Got Rhythm; Everything I’ve Got; You Don’t Know What Love Is; I Don’t Know about You; I’m Getting Sentimental over You; Dancing in the Dark; I love You; 'S Wonderful.

Personnel: Bill Evans: pianoforte; Bob Brookmeyer: trombone, pianoforte; Eddie Bert, Billy Byers: trombone; Lee Konitz: sax alto; Ernie Royal, Marky Markovitz, Phil Sunkel: tromba; Don Elliott: mellofono, vibrafono, percussioniPercy Heath, Sonny Dallas, Ernie Furtado: contrabbasso; Connie Kay, Roy Haynes, Al Baldini: batteria.

Title: The Ivory Hunters | Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: Phoenix Jazz Records

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