Bill Evans {USA / Crossover jazz, fusion}

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Bill Evans {USA / Crossover jazz, fusion}

Post by Musicgate on Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:43 am

Recording Date: May 1997-Jun 1997
Release Date: 1997
Label: Escapade
This CD: Escapade 63654
Styles: Post-Bop, Crossover Jazz
Source: My collection
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Type: Studio albume

About albume

Review by Alex Henderson (AMG)

Quote:After providing an abundance of hard-edged, aggressive jazz-funk and jazz-rap on Live and Escape, Bill Evans surprised his followers by being so relaxed on Starfish and the Moon. This excellent, highly melodic CD was hailed as "Bill Evans' acoustic album," which was misleading because Starfish has its share of keyboards and synthesizers as well as electric bass and electric guitar. But it is accurate to say that the rap-free Starfish uses more acoustic instruments and less amplification than one had come to expect from the soprano and tenor saxophonist, who favors subtlety on such introspective, lyrical jazz-pop as "The Last Goodbye," "Something In the Rose" and "I'll Miss You." Even when he gets into a funk-minded groove on "Whiskey Talk" and "Shady Lady," Evans is moody and evocative rather than intense. Though the Chicago native had often played lyrically in the past, he was never as consistently restrained as he is on Starfish, a curve ball that was the last thing one would have expected to follow Escape.

Tracks info

1. Somethin in the Rose (Evans) - 5:45
2. Starfish & The Moon (Beard, Evans) - 5:27
3. Little Slow Poke (Evans) - 5:31
4. I'll Miss You (Beard) - 5:35
5. Whiskey Talk (Herington) - 5:12
6. The Last Goodbye (Beard, Evans) - 3:37
7. Red Dog (Beard, Evans, Rogers) - 5:03
8. It's Only History (Evans) - 6:42
9. Big Blue Hat (Evans) - 6:16
10. Shady Lady (Evans) - 5:13

Total Time: 54:21

Personel info

Jim Beard - Synthesizer, Piano, Arranger, Organ (Hammond), Producer
David Blamires - Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums
Bill Evans - Saxophone, Sax (Tenor), Producer, Associate Producer
James Genus - Bass (Acoustic)
Jon Herington - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
Henry Hey - Keyboards
Carolyn Leonhart - Vocals
Adam Rogers - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Mandolin, Guitar (Electric)
Arto Tuncboyaciyan - Percussion, Vocals

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