Portrait In Jazz [Keepnews Collection]
CAT # RCD-30678-25
1. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 5) 3:24 2. Autumn Leaves 6:00 3. Witchcraft 4:37 4. When I Fall In Love 4:57 5. Peri’s Scope 3:15 6. What Is This Thing Called Love? 4:36 7. Spring Is Here 5:09 8. Someday My Prince Will Come 4:57 9. Blue In Green (Take 3) 5:25 10. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 4) 3:23 11. Autumn Leaves (Take 9, monaural) 5:25 12. Blue In Green (Take 1) 4:39 13. Blue In Green (Take 2) 4:26
Orrin Keepnews' commentary (from his new liner notes): “This turned out to be the easiest Bill Evans record session I was ever involved in. The trio's initial working repertoire consisted entirely of material that he wanted to record but had not yet attempted; I probably would have preferred having more than two originals, having not yet fully realized that his ability to reconstruct and revitalize old and often over-familiar standards was one of his more important contributions to the jazz vocabulary.”
Orrin on The Keepnews Collection:
This is a series of reissues that can be described as largely centered on my incredibly long (even to me) career as a jazz producer, contributing to the careers of some of the most significant jazz performers of our day. The series follows a specific set of ground rules. In each case the original product is preserved-cover art, the notes, and the entire initial recorded content, in the exact original sequence-and it is now presented with the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering from the original master tapes. Alternate takes or originally unissued numbers, when available, appear as bonus tracks. In some instances I've added to the total lineup a never-used version that may have been recorded forty or more years ago. When that occasionally allows you to hear for the first time a "new" performance by a long-departed artist, be aware that I join you in considering this a truly wonderful addition. Finally, I have written a complete set of new commentaries, digging back into my memories of those often very good old days to tell a few more stories about this remarkable music and its people. On the whole, I am unreasonably and unshakably proud of the results.
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