Label: Original Jazz Classics - OJCCD-088-2,Riverside Records - RLP-1162 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Post Bop, Modal
Portrait in Jazz is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evansreleased in Eight months after his successful collaboration with Miles Davis on the album Kind of BlueEvans recorded Portrait in Jazz with a new group the Bill Evans Trio that helped change the direction of modern jazz.
Most noticeably, LaFaro's bass is promoted from a mere accompanying instrument to one of almost equal status to the piano though not to the extent that it would be on later albums such as Sunday at the Village Vanguard. It is one of Evans' more up-tempo and swinging albums the presence of several ballads notwithstanding. Reviewing it for Allmusicmusic critic Scott Yanow wrote of the album: " LaFaro and Motian were nearly equal partners with the pianist in the ensembles A gem.
At its least great, it is merely brilliant But what makes Evans extra-extra-special is the way Superhero - Grover - My Wild Life playing drags you in and shares the vulnerability at its core. Oh, the humanity! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For the essay, see Portrait in Jazz essay. Bill Evans. Retrieved June What Is This Thing Called Love? - Bill Evans Trio* - Portrait In Jazz Archived from the original on May 22, Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4th ed.
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