Bill Evans and Orchestra - Brandeis Jazz Festival
Bill Evans, Gunther Schuller, George Russell, Art Farmer, Jimmy Knepper, Don Elliot
This CD is currently unavailable on any format worldwide on Gambit Records. Featuring Art Farmer, Jimmy Knepper, Hal McKusick, Teddy Charles, Joe Benjamin and Barry Galbraith.
Includes Bill Evans complete Brandeis Jazz Festival June 10, 18 & 20, 1957 performance.
6 full tracks + 3 Bonus Tracks: Bill Evans with Don Elliott at the Newport Jazz Festival, July 6, 1957.
The 1957 Brandeis Jazz Festival featured the work of six of the finest composers from the jazz and 20th Century Classical avant-garde: Russell, Mingus and Giuffre represented the jazz contingency while Schuller, Babbitt and Shapero the classical side. Among the brightest stars of the concerts was pianist Bill Evans, whose considerable talents were tested in a variety of styles to great results. His performances led to an invitation to join Miles Davis legendary sextet. The 3 rare bonus tracks here of Evans with Don Elliott at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival showcase the pianists fluid versatility in an unusual quartet setting featuring Elliott alternating between the mellophone and vibraphone.
1. All About Rosie
4. On Green Mountain
5. All Set
7. Dancing In The Dark
8. I Love You
9. 's Wonderful
Total time: 70.18 mins