Los Angeles-based guitarist Dave Askren has undertaken a formidable project in adapting the music and style of Bill Evans for a guitar-bass-drums trio. In his liner notes Askren goes to a great deal of trouble to rationalize the validity and difficulties of this undertaking, insofar as Evans' influences for many of the selections and the difficulties of transposing his piano voicings on the guitar.
That guitarist Dave Askren was willing to tackle the challenge (of Bill Evans piano trio arrangements) is worthy of a tip of the hat. That he succeeds so admirably is worthy of wild applause. Captures the essence of the Bill Evans Trio. Pretty amazing for a guitar player. I play guitar myself and plan to study this recording for a long time.
Re Person I Knew - Dave Askren. 2. Spring Is Here - Dave Askren. 3. Everything I Love - Dave Askren. 4. My Foolish Heart - Dave Askren. 5. Midnight Mood - Dave Askren. 6. Who Cares? - Dave Askren. 7. Time Remembered - Dave Askren. 8. Freddie Freeloader - Dave Askren. 9. It Might as Well Be Spring - Dave Askren. 10. When Sunny Gets Blue - Dave Askren. Listen to Re: Bill Evans in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Dave Askren is an American jazz guitarist and educator. Although Askren was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Dayton, Ohio. He learned about jazz from friends whose interests went beyond rock and blues. Askren started on clarinet and saxophone, but switched to guitar when he was fourteen. In his early teens he belonged to professional bands that played rock, blues, and R&B at local venues.
The Bill Evans Album is an album by the jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1971. At the Grammy Awards of 1972, The Bill Evans Album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and the Best Jazz Performance by a Group awards. The Bill Evans Memorial Library states it is the first recording in which Evans used a Fender Rhodes piano. The Bill Evans Album was reissued with three bonus alternative tracks by Sony in 2005. All songs by Bill Evans except where noted.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, . Dave Askren is an American jazz guitarist and educator. Re: Bill Evans (String Jazz, 2002). Rhubumba (Sea Breeze, 2004). Some Other Things (Sea Breeze, 2005).
|1||Re: Person I Knew Bill Evans||Dave Askren||5:21|
|2||Spring Is Here Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers||Dave Askren||5:04|
|3||Ev'rything I Love Cole Porter||Dave Askren||4:56|
|4||My Foolish Heart Ned Washington / Victor Young||Dave Askren||5:28|
|5||Midnight Mood Ben Raleigh / Joe Zawinul||Dave Askren||5:17|
|6||Who Cares? George Gershwin||Dave Askren||4:51|
|7||Time Remembered Bill Evans||Dave Askren||5:27|
|8||Freddie Freeloader Miles Davis||Dave Askren||5:43|
|9||It Might as Well Be Spring Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers||Dave Askren||5:56|
|10||When Sunny Gets Blue Marvin Fisher / Jack Segal||Dave Askren||5:25|
|11||If You Could See Me Now Tadd Dameron / Carl Sigman||Dave Askren||6:36|
CreditsDave Askren - Guitar, Primary Artist
Tadd Dameron - Composer
Miles Davis - Composer
Bill Evans - Composer
Bill Evans - Composer
Marvin Fisher - Composer
Mike Flick - Bass
George Gershwin - Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II - Composer
Lorenz Hart - Composer
Cole Porter - Composer
Ben Raleigh - Composer
Richard Rodgers - Composer
Jack Segal - Composer
Carl Sigman - Composer
Steve Sykes - Drums
Ned Washington - Composer
Victor Young - Composer
Joe Zawinul - Composer