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3.0 out of 5 stars Middling Getz and Evan's...., 14 Aug 2012
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This review is from: Getz & Evans (Audio CD)
This is one of those records that should work but doesn't quite. The playing from the principles is fine and the choice of material tending towards the lively rather then ballads is fair enough. I can only suggest that it is the rhythm section that might be the problem.Stan and Bill essentially are players who need space to work. Too frequently,at least for my taste throughout this album,drummer Elvin Jones tends to push to much. On tracks like 'Night and Day' to the point of bouncing the two soloists around,so much so that they can't settle. When the mood relaxes a little on 'But Beautiful' and 'Melinda'then we get the lovely jazz we know this combo should be capable of producing. There is no doubt that some great playing takes place -'My Heart Stood Still' for instance, but there isn't really a meeting of minds as such.

'Getz and Evans' is not a particularly essential part of either Evan's or Getz's catalogue,although it is an enjoyable in it's own way without being particularly memorable.The quality of recording is fair without being great. It is not my usual way to be so half- hearted about a recording but I speak as one who reveres the recorded legacy of both men greatly and know that this session from 1964 was a rare misfire for both parties.
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9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bill Evans -Stan Getz - Elvin Jones - Ron carter/R. Davis, 27 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Getz & Evans (Audio CD)
Neither Bill or Stan were happy with these recordings but finally approved their release. Elvin certainly deserves a mention on the cover as he makes a substantial contribution.
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