On Green Dolphin Street (album)

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On Green Dolphin Street
Green Dolphin Street Evans.jpg
Studio album by
Released1977
RecordedJanuary 19, 1959
StudioReeves Sound Studios, New York City
GenreJazz
Length41:40
LabelVictor Music Industries Inc.
VIJ-6457
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Bill Evans chronology
Together Again
(1977)
On Green Dolphin Street
(1977)
Quintessence
(1977)

On Green Dolphin Street is an album credited to jazz musician Bill Evans and released in 1977 through the Victor Music Industries Inc. japanese label[1] as an imprint for Riverside. The songs from this 1959 session first appeared on the 1975 double LP compilation Peace Piece And Other Pieces (Milestone Records, M-47024)[2] which also included the Everybody Digs Bill Evans album. 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
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [3]

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)."[3]

Track listing[edit]

LP[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[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

Note

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Bill-Evans-With-Philly-Joe-Jones-Green-Dolphin-Street/release/7677638
  2. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Bill-Evans-Peace-Piece-And-Other-Pieces/master/296031
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "On Green Dolphin Street > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011.

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