On Green Dolphin Street (album)

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On Green Dolphin Street
Studio album by Bill Evans
Released 1975
Recorded January 19, 1959
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 41:40
Label Milestone
M 47024
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Bill Evans chronology
Everybody Digs Bill Evans
(1958)
On Green Dolphin Street
(1959)
Portrait in Jazz
(1959)

On Green Dolphin Street is an album credited to jazz musician Bill Evans. The session was recorded in 1959 but not released until 1975 on Milestone Records, a reissue imprint for Riverside Records. The title is taken from the 1947 MGM movie Green Dolphin Street and the film's title song, by Bronislau Kaper and Ned Washington, which has become a jazz standard.

The CD edition catalogued as MCD-9235-2 has a different track listing; moreover, it does not include "Loose Bloose" but contains a rare first take of "All of You" from the Village Vanguard engagement by the 1961 Evans Trio with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow wrote of the album: "Although lacking the magic of Evans' regular bands, this CD reissue has its strong moments and the pianist's fans will be interested in getting the early sampling of his work. A special bonus is the rare first take of "All of You" from the legendary Village Vanguard engagement by the 1961 Evans Trio (with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian)."[1]

LP Track listing[edit]

  1. "You and the Night and the Music" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 7:24
  2. "My Heart Stood Still" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 5:25
  3. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) – 8:12
  4. "How Am I to Know?" (Jack King, Dorothy Parker) – 6:22
  5. "Woody 'n' You" (Take 1) (Dizzy Gillespie) – 4:28
  6. "Woody 'n' You" (Take 2) (Gillespie) – 4:13
  7. "Loose Bloose" (Bill Evans) – 5:36

CD Track listing[edit]

  1. "You and the Night and the Music" 7:20
  2. "How Am I to Know?" 6:22
  3. "Woody 'n' You" (Take 1) 4:25
  4. "Woody 'n' You" (Take 2) 4:13
  5. "My Heart Stood Still" 5:25
  6. "On Green Dolphin Street" 8:12
  7. "All of You" (Take 1)(Cole Porter) 8:10

Track 7 recorded on January 25, 1961 at the Village Vanguard, New York City.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "On Green Dolphin Street > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 

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