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Live At Top Of The Gate

Bill Evans

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HCD2012
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2
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International
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Bill Evans(Piano),  Eddie Gomez(Bass),  Marty Morell(Drums),  George Klabin(Engineer),  Zev Feldman(Producer),  Al Jolson(Composer),  Allie Wrubel(Composer),  Bill Evans(Composer),  Buddy DeSylva(Composer),  Burt Bacharach(Composer),  Burton Yount(Art Direction),  Burton Yount(Design),  Christopher Rudolph(Photography),  Cy Coleman(Composer),  Cy Coleman(Composer),  Duke Ellington(Composer),  Earl Zindars(Composer),  Eddie Gomez(Liner Notes),  Fran Gala(Mastering),  Fran Gala(Mixing),  Frank Churchill(Composer),  Fred Seligo(Photography),  Gary Burton(Liner Notes),  George Klabin(Executive Producer),  George Klabin(Liner Notes),  George Klabin(Mixing),  Herb Snitzer(Photography),  Herbert Magidson(Composer),  Jimmy Van Heusen(Composer),  Jan Persson(Photography),  Jerome Kern(Composer),  Jerzy Kosmala(Composer),  Johnny Burke(Composer),  Johnny Mandel(Composer),  Johnny Mandel(Composer),  Johnny Mercer(Composer),  Joseph Meyer(Composer),  Larry Morey(Composer),  Lorenz Hart(Composer),  Marty Morell(Liner Notes),  Marty Morell(Photography),  Nat Hentoff(Liner Notes),  Raphael D'Lugoff(Liner Notes),  Raymond Ross(Photography),  Richard Rodgers(Composer),  Richard Rodgers(Composer),  Thelonious Monk(Composer),  Timothy Wood(Photography),  Tom Copi(Cover Photo),  Tom Copi(Photography),  Zev Feldman(Liner Notes),  Fran Gala(Restoration),  George Klabin(Restoration)

Product Description

There have been many posthumous releases featuring various Bill Evans trios since the pianist's death in 1980, but Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate is a cut above most of them for several reasons. First, it documents Evans' trio with bassist Eddie Gomez (who had been playing with him since 1966) and drummer Marty Morell in the early weeks of this band's existence. Secondly, the session engineer, George Klabin, got permission from Evans' manager Helen Keane to record the performances for his radio show, and though he didn't get an opportunity to do a soundcheck prior to the start of the gig, his excellent mike placement and adjustments on the fly capture the intimacy of the trio, without distortion and with very little chatter from the often noisy Manhattan crowds of the late '60s. Finally, the interpretations of several of the songs, all known to fans familiar with Evans' repertoire, in several cases represent an early live trio recording or one of the earliest recordings of certain songs. The fact that the trio was new matters little, the chemistry developed quickly between the three musicians as a unit and Evans is buoyed by Gomez's inventive basslines (it's little wonder he remained with the pianist for over 11 years), and Morell's light touch on drums and subtle brushwork. Several of the numbers are repeated in both sets, including driving takes of Yesterdays, melodically rich treatments of 'Round Midnight, and two buoyant renditions of Emily. Evans' fans will delight in his introspective, somewhat disguised arrangement of California, Here I Come, the dazzling workout of Autumn Leaves, and the magical romp through Someday My Prince Will Come. If the music isn't enough, the detailed liner notes as to how the recordings came to be made, along with commentary by Nat Hentoff, Gary Burton, Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell, and others, in addition to period photographs of the artists and the club's interior, make it a complete package, not some carelessly packaged collection of previously unknown performances. One can only hope that Resonance label owner George Klabin recorded many other shows at the Top of the Gate and is able to gain the rights to issue them. This two-CD set will be considered essential by Bill Evans collectors. ~ Ken Dryden, Rovi

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Disc   1

  • 01. Emily
  • 02. Witchcraft
  • 03. Yesterdays
  • 04. Round Midnight
  • 05. My Funny Valentine
  • 06. California Here I Come
  • 07. Gone With The Wind
  • 08. Alfie
  • 09. Turn Out The Stars

Disc   2

  • 01. Yesterdays
  • 02. Emily
  • 03. In A Sentimental Mood
  • 04. Round Midnight
  • 05. Autumn Leaves
  • 06. Someday My Prince Will Come
  • 07. Mother Of Earl
  • 08. Here’s That Rainy Day

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Disc1の1曲目と2曲目を聴いて、ドラムが...

投稿日:2012/05/24 (木)

Disc1の1曲目と2曲目を聴いて、ドラムが(ブラシワーク主体にもかかわらず!)前に出すぎで、肝心のピアノの音が聞こえず、ピアノの音自体もこもり気味で、「コレクターものか?」と思ってしまった。 しかし3曲目でピアノの音もバランスもがらっと変わってびっくり。 ああ、この音だ!と思わず思ってしまった。 最初の2曲はわざと原音に忠実にマスターしたのかしらん? 演奏自体は確かに素晴らしいので、(私には、マーティー・モレルのドラムは余計な手数が多すぎてやっぱりうるさく聞こえてしまうけど)、定番のベースソロも良く、あとはクリアな音でどっぷり浸かれた。 考えてみれば45年前の音源なわけで、1〜2曲目でも素晴らしい状態なのだろう。だとすれば3曲目以降は奇跡に近い品質。 1曲目でおや?と思った方は3曲目から聞いてみると良いですよ。 買って損はないです。

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Bill Evans

With the passage of time, Bill Evans has become an entire school unto himself for pianists and a singular mood unto himself for listeners. There is no more influential jazz-oriented pianist -- only McCoy Tyner exerts nearly as much pull among younger players and journeymen -- and Evans has left his mark on such noted players as Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau. Borrowing he

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