Philosophy

Vegetarian Ideal


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. - Howard Zinn

COMPASSION

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life
with reverence in order to give it true value.
— Albert Schweitzer

7/28/2017

Bill Evans & Chet Baker - The Legendary Sessions (1959 Album)


 
The Legendary Sessions of Bill Evans and Chet Baker recorded in 1959 New York. 
 
Personnel: Bill Evans (p) Chet Baker (tr) Zoot Sims (asax) Pepper Adams (bsax) Herbie Mann (tsax) Kenny Burrell (gr) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (dr)
Released: February 2010
Recorded:Dec. 30, 1958 (1-3, 5-7, 10)+ January 19, 1959 (4, 8, 9)
July 22, 1959 (11-14) & July 21, 1959 (15)
 
New York
Label: American Jazz Classics 99 005
 0:00 "Alone Together" 
6:56 "How High The Moon" 
10:33 "It Neve Entered My Mind" 
15:11 "'Tis Autumn"
 
20:29 "If You Could See Me Now" 
25:47 "September Song"
 
28:54 "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"
 
33:26 "Time on My Hands" 
37:58 "You and the Night and the Music" 
42:06 "Early Morning Mood" 
51:08 "Show Me"
 57:36 "I Talk to the Trees" 
1:03:28 "Thank Heaven for Little Girls"
1:08:03 "I Could Have Danced All Night" 
1:11:43 "Almost Like Being in Love" 
 
Never have two musicians seemed so alike in temperament yet differed so much in their approach to making music as Chet Baker and Bill Evans. While both were peerless masters of their instruments and shared a rich, evocatively lyrical playing style that bordered beguilingly on the introspective, Baker and Evans were polar opposites when it came to the discipline of performance.

Though both were heroin addicts, the musically-trained Evans never let
it interfere with his meticulously precise flights of invention while
the self-taught Baker became increasingly erratic and inconsistent. They
ventured into a recording studio together on just three occasions. 

Michael Quinn of bbc.co.uk

The sessions dates are identified as Dec. 1958, plus January and July
1959. Both featured artists are in top musical form. Their
interpretations of these jazz standards are exceptional.
The backing musicians are truly the gold standard of jazz recording
artists. All these individuals are legendary jazz icons with very
successful solo careers. The ensemble includes Herbie Mann, Pepper
Adams, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Connie Kay and Philly Joe Jones.
All these artists turn in stellar performances. However, I have to
single out Pepper Adams on baritone sax who really shines on these
selections. The production values and mix are spot on, courtesy of Orrin
Keepnews. The entire project maintains a leisurely tempo and a rich
melodic and moody interpretation of these classic compositions.

 
Richard C. Ferris of amazon.com






 

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