But Beautiful

But Beautiful

by Bill Evans TrioBill Evans Trio


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Aside from a series of studio sessions a decade earlier for Verve, this CD represents the only other meeting featuring Stan Getz with pianist Bill Evans. Originally issued by the notorious bootleg label Jazz Door with six selections from a Laren, Holland concert in 1974, Milestone acquired the masters for a legitimate release and added four bonus tunes from a concert in Antwerp, Belgium a week later. Getz meshes almost perfectly with Evans' trio (with bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Marty Morell), with only one sore spot: Getz ignored the pianist's request not to play the under-rehearsed "Stan's Blues," which provoked Evans into quickly dropping out and signaling his sidemen to avoid solos of their own. But the remaining tracks are all invigorating, particularly Evans' brisk "Funkallero" and the lush take of Jimmy Rowles' ballad "The Peacocks." It seems a shame that there were not additional opportunities for Getz and Evans to work together on other occasions, but it is possible that their strong personalities would have clashed. Highly recommended!

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/1996
Label: Milestone
UPC: 0025218924924
catalogNumber: 9249
Rank: 37869

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Evans Trio   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Bill Evans   Piano,Track Performer
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Gomez   Bass
Marty Morell   Drums

Technical Credits

Bill Evans   Composer
Stan Getz   Composer
Gigi Gryce   Composer
Jim Hall   Composer
Jimmy Rowles   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
Carol Hall   Composer
Helen Keane   Producer,Liner Notes
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Joop de Roo   Producer
Lasse Färnlöf   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Tinus Bruyn   Engineer

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But Beautiful 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
gershl00 More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for any fan of Evans - and for any fan of Getz. There were moments these two giants didn't hit it off, but not when they were playing. Listening to this and a later recording it is hard to believe there was ever any tension between them [probably related to Evans intensity and seriousness and Getz' unpredictability and often lackadasical approach to his career - but not to his music. Buy this one!