Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gary McFarland Orchestra feat. special guest soloist Bill Evans (2005)

Gary McFarland Orchestra feat. special guest soloist Bill Evans (2005)
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Genre ~ Hard-Bop, Post-Bop | Label ~ Verve/Japan

A stirring, beautiful score and certainly one of McFarland's very best. His painterly talents at evoking moods succeed most brilliantly here. The album is like a soundtrack celebrating the excitement of a big urban wonderland. The compositions are first-rate, McFarland's occasional vibes playing is simple and perfect. Bill Evans buoys the event with his graceful, individual style. The whole record represents a beautiful moment in jazz and richly deserves to be issued on CD. ~Allmusic

01. Reflections in the Park (3:46)
02. Night Images (5:55)
03. Tree Patterns (5:00)
04. Peachtree (5:08)
05. Misplaced Cowpoke (10:16)
06. A Moment Alone (6:14)

Gary McFarland - vibes
Bill Evans - piano
Jim Hall - guitar
Phil Woods, Spencer Sinatra - reeds
Richard Davis - bass
Ed Shaughnessy - drums
Julian Barber, Alla Goldberg,
Aaron Juvelier, Joseph Tekula - strings

All songs written by Gary McFarland
Produced by Creed Taylor
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City; Dec. 18, 1962 & Jan. 24, 1963
Recording Engineer: Ray Hall
Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
Cover Photography by Charles Stewart
24bit/96kHz digitally remastered at Universal Mastering Studio - East, New York
Reissue supervised by Tohru Okamura
Release prepared by Yoshihisa Saito (Universal Classics & Jazz)
LP jacket contributed by Yoshihisa Suzuki
Liner notes by Gene Lees

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