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|Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans|
The Ivory Hunters (Double Barrelled Piano)
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Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans (623)This title is manufactured "on demand" when ordered from Amazon.com, using recordable media as authorized by the rights holder. Powered by CreateSpace, this on-demand program makes thousands of titles available that were previously unavailable. For reissued products, packaging may differ from original artwork. Amazon.com?s standard return policy will apply.
A rare and unusual piano duo with contrasting styles.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Brookmeyer never unpacks his valve trombone, and teams up with Bill Evans on piano. Recorded one afternoon in 1959, Brookmeyer offers a staight-ahead, technically rich piano style that contrasts with the more laid back, spontaneous, and lyrical one that became the hallmark of Bill Evans.At the time of this recording, Brookmeyer was an established trombonist with several records to his name. Evans was emerging as a phenomonal pianist, having just joined the Miles Davis quintet in 1958.The tracks recorded were standards (someone liked Gershwin), with the faster paced ones (Honeysuckle Rose) spotlighting Brookmeyer and the slower paced ones (The Man I Love) allowing Evans to show his stuff. Typical of the stereo style of the day, Brookmeyer is heard on the left channel and Evans on the right, with Percy Heath on bass and Connie Kay on drums mixed across both channels.This is a "must have" CD for jazz enthusiasts because of the unusual instrumentation, and as a point of reference in the developing career of Bill Evans."
Just a bit of info for the last reviewer...
soundandimage | omaha, ne United States | 07/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Actually Mr. Brookmeyer's first instrument IS piano. He studied piano & composition at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He took up the valve-trombone in the early fifties."