Lots of people have have asked me over the years to give them Jazz recommendations to them, and I’ve always struggled to know what to suggest; Jazz is such an eclectic and rich world.
So I’ve decided to revive The Jazz Factory, as a tool make artist and album recommendations. I’d like to do one of these about once a week…but we’ll see.
The Jazz Factory Recommends: Bill Evans - The “Interplay” Sessions with Freddie Hubbard and Zoot SIms.
One of my favourite albums from pianist Bill Evans recorded in the summer of 1962. He is joined for half the tracks by trumpet player Freddie Hubbard and and the other half by veteran saxophonist Zoot Sims, as well as fantastic guitarist Jim Hall, bassists Percy Heath and Ron Carter with Philly Joe Jones on drums. This marks a rare occasion for Evans, where he broke out of his normal trio format of piano, bass and drums
This album is a great mix of standards such as You and the Night and the Music and When you Wish upon a Star alongside Evan’s own beautiful compositions such as TIme Remembered. Time Remembered is a stand out track for me, a gorgeous ballard with gorgeous playing from Jim Hall and Zoot Sims. Have a listen to Time Remembered here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW8IDUN4Ex4 then buy the album here http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Interplay-Sessions-Bill-Evans/dp/B000ULQVDE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406119617&sr=8-1&keywords=bill+evans+interplay+sessions