2008 digitally remastered two CD set featuring a superb performance by the last edition of the Bill Evans Trio. Less than a year before his death, Bill Evans traveled to Madrid, Spain, to play three nights at a small venue called the Balboa Jazz Club. One of those magic nights was recorded and appears here in its entirety. The music from the December 12, 1979 Balboa concert was privately recorded and the sound quality leaves much to be desired. However, the music has been reprocessed and sounds better here than on any previous release.
Polygram dips into its vast jazz holdings at Verve, Mercury, and EmArcy to compile another fetching edition of its Jazz Club series. This time out, the perennial symbol of the music is addressed: the tenor saxophonist. And from swing and bop stylings to the many '60s manifestation of hard bop, the 14 cuts here provide a veritable history lesson on wax for neophytes.
The Thelonious Monk Quartet with Charlie Rouse lasted eleven years. October 31 and November 1, 1964 at the It Club in Los Angeles were just two more nights out of thousands for them, except when it comes to Monk, there were no ordinary nights. Rouse in his sixth year with Monk had hit his stride, truly becoming Monk's musical alter ego. Remarkably, drummer Ben Riley had joined the quartet at the beginning of 1964 and bassist Larry Gales had only logged in a month at the time of this taping; yet they already show the first signs of collective greatness on these evenings.
This fantastic 3CD collectors' tin features over 3 hours of fine Smooth Jazz and easy, evocative classics. Relaxing rhythms and graceful grooves sweep through this three disc set like a retro convertible on a sunny summer day. Comes in a special edition collectors' tin box.
À l’instar des coffrets Nova, TSF, sa filiale jazz, propose un ensemble de 10 CD classés chronologiquement de 1999 à 2008. Il s’agit de représenter la « playlist » de la radio jazz, dernier enfant de la galaxie Frank Ténot.
Cette playlist fait la part belle aux musiciens français et on s’en réjouit.