Personnel: Bill Evans (piano); Eddie Gomez (bass); Marty Morell (drums).
Recorded live at Camp Fortune, Hull, Canada in August 1974. Includes liner notes by Peter Shaw.
Personnel: Bill Evans (piano); Marty Morell (drums).
Audio Remixers: David Luke; Michael Semanick.
Liner Note Author: Peter Shaw.
Recording information: Camp Fortune, Hull, Canada (08/1974).
Unknown Contributor Role: Marty Morell.
Recorded in Camp Fortune, Hull, Canada for Canadian radio in 1974 but not released until 1991, BLUE IN GREEN is a superb addition to the vast discography of jazz piano legend Bill Evans. It features his late '60s/early '70s trio: Marty Morell on drums and now-modern-bass-legend Eddie Gomez. The album features, for Evans fans at least, a somewhat familiar program: "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life," Miles' "So What," "If You Could See Me Now," "Blue in Green." What makes this album special is the way the bass of Gomez is so up-front and buoyant that it becomes a "lead" instrument on a par with the leader's piano--you can practically "feel" Gomez in your gut. The trademark Evans lyricism, swing and drive are, of course, paramount. No surprises here, just a fine, inspired, crystalline recording of one of the '70s finest, lasting jazz groups in a live setting.