Artist: Bill Evans
Album: Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra
Genre: Cool, Post-Bop
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
- Granadas (Granados) - 5:54
- Valse (J.S. Bach) - 5:53
- Prelude (Scriabin) - 3:01
- Time Remembered (Evans) - 4:11
- Pavane (Faure) - 4:02
- Elegia (Elegy) (Ogerman) - 5:13
- My Bells (Evans) - 3:49
- Blue Interlude (Chopin) - 6:05
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- Bill Evans - piano, keyboards
- Larry Bunker - drums
- Chuck Israels - bass
- Grady Tate - drums
- Claus Ogerman - arranger, conductor
This collaboration (reissued on CD) is predictably dull. Bill Evans and his 1965 trio (which also includes bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Larry Bunker) meet a symphony orchestra conducted and arranged by Claus Ogerman. They perform adaptations of six classical themes plus a pair of Evans compositions ("Time Remembered" and "My Bells") but, as one might expect, the strings weigh down the music and Evans' improvisations are somewhat buried beneath the unimaginative arrangements. This is one of Bill Evans' least significant recordings, a weak third stream effort.
Review by Scott Yanow