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Bill With the Flutists Evans
What's New
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
This CD contains pianist Bill Evans' two complete quartet albums with flutists: What's New with Jeremy Steig and Nirvana with Herbie Mann. The pianist would never again record with a flute player in a small band setting.

      
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All Artists: Bill With the Flutists Evans
Title: What's New
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jazz Collectors
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 8/20/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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This CD contains pianist Bill Evans' two complete quartet albums with flutists: What's New with Jeremy Steig and Nirvana with Herbie Mann. The pianist would never again record with a flute player in a small band setting.

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Jazz Flute of the Highest Order
Andrew | Denver, Colorado | 09/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bill Evans did not record too many collaborations with other artists outside of his own trios, probably because few could hold their own in the presence of his intensely emotional improvisations. Well known are his fine recordings with Jim Hall and the album he made with Toots Tiellemans - Affinity.
Far less so is this session with Jeremy Steig, son of the more famous cartoonist William Steig. Jeremy's main efforts were in the Jazz Fusion field which was in vogue in the late sixties and early seventies. This recording attests to his astonishing ability in the straight ahead jazz genre. More importantly, the level of his emotional expression at least puts him in Evan's musical ball park, and Evans,in turn, seems to be inspired by Steig's breathy and adventurous solos.
The original album was tough to find, so this reissue is very welcome, particularly with so few jazz flautists currently active. Highly recommended.
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Lovely
Starved for It | 09/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jeremy Steig is, to my knowledge, the most interesting flutist ever to work in jazz. I've been trying to find his work for nearly thirty years and am glad I persisted. Bill Evans is. . .well, Bill Evans. A wonderful album, particularly Lover Man."
What's New - Hard to Find Gem
Steve Tung | Arlington, VA USA | 01/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collaboration between Bill Evans and Jeremy Steig is nearly impossible to find in the US. It is a shame that it's so rare, as the music is so "on" and in the "zone". The energy between these two musicians is nothing less than magical, and has been captured so well in this recording."