Bill Evans (sax): Kwitchur Beliakin
Bill Evans (sax)
Summertime (Bellaphon 660-53-018)
Bill Evans (sax),
Gil Goldstein (piano), Chuck Loeb (guitar), Danny Gottlieb (drums), Marc Johnson (bass).
Composed by Bill Evans (sax).
Recorded: New York, February 1989
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
"Kwitchur Beliakin" is a swinging number leaning more straight ahead than one was used to hearing Bill Evans (sax) play in 1989. The theme is introduced in unison by Evans and pianist Gil Goldstein. Evans knows how to compose compelling melodies, and this head is no exception. Over Danny Gottlieb's backbeat and Marc Johnson's walking bassline, Evans is immediately on the attack. His hard-bopping solo is rife with invention and momentum. Chuck Loeb's chorused guitar follows. His lines swing hard and morph into some nice blues licks. Things come together just right for the coda. It would be difficult for me not to recommend every single piece of music Bill Evans (sax) performed in the '80s.
Reviewer: Walter Kolosky