Saturday, September 27, 2008

CD of the Day - "Gary McFarland & Bill Evans"

CD of the Day
"The Gary McFarland Orchestra - Special Guest Soloist: Bill Evans" (Verve) 2008

Limited edition, with DSD technology and on Mini-LP sleeve reproducing the original gatefold cover with all credits and liner notes, reissued only in Japan. A masterpiece recorded in two sessions on Dec. 18, 1962 & Jan. 24, 1963, under the production of Creed Taylor. Gorgeous compositions and challenging scores by Gary McFarland featuring Gary himself on vibes, Bill Evans on piano, Jim Hall (guitar), Richard Davis (bass), Eddie Shaughnessy (drums), Phil Woods (clarinet) and Spencer Sinatra (flute & alto flute), plus a string quartet. Forever modern, forever timeless. A good companion to McFarland's DVD.

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