Bill Evans - Symbiosis
Bill Evans - Symbiosis
Bill Evans - Symbiosis
Bill Evans - Symbiosis
Bill Evans - Symbiosis
Bill Evans - Symbiosis

Bill Evans - Symbiosis

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Bill Evans - Steinway, Fender-Rhodes piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Bill Evans]

Eddie Gomez - bass

Marty Morell  - drums

Phil Woods  - alto sax

Jerry Dodgion  - alto sax

Walt Levinsky - alto sax

Harvey Estrin - alto sax

Marvin Stamm - trumpet

Johnny Frosk - trumpet

Bernie Glow - trumpet

Marky Markowitz - trumpet

Victor Paz - trumpet

Mel Davis - trumpet

Urbie Green - tenor trombone

Paul Faulise - bass trombone

Tommy Mitchell - bass trombone

Don Butterfield - tuba

Bill Slapin - flute

Don Hammond - flute

Hubert Laws - flute

George Marge - oboe

Phil Bodner - oboe

Danny Bank - clarinet, bass clarinet

Ron Janelly - clarinet, bass clarinet

Wally Kane - bassoon

Donald MacCourt  - contra bassoon

Brooks Tillotson - French horn

James Buffington - French horn

Earl Chapin - French horn

Ray Alonge  - French horn

Al Richmond - French horn

Pete Gordon - French horn

George Devens - percussion

Dave Carey - percussion

Doug Allen - percussion

Ralph McDonald - conga

David Nadien - concert master


1 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g Virgin Vinyl

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Optimal Media GmbH

Label : MPS Records

Original Label : MPS Records

Recorded at Columbia Recording Studios

Engineered & mixed by Frank Laico

Produced by Helen Keane

Remastered by Christoph Stickel, Dirk Sommer

Originally released in 1974

Reissued in 2016



Side A: 1st Movement

Side B: 2nd Movement



"Legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans is most often thought of as a "trio" player, as most of his albums have been piano/bass/drums, with the occasional solo or duo album. But he did record a select few albums with orchestras, and that's what makes SYMBIOSIS a special and unique entry in Evans' hugh catalog. Recorded in 1974, it was released in 1994 on CD for the first time. Further, this albums contains no standards or Evans originals--the title piece is a multi-part suite composed, arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman (who also collaborated with Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra, among many others).

The album runs the stylistic gamut: there are moments of Philip Glass-like minimalism (!), samba-flavored big-band passages, echoes of the early 20th century Russian composers, Third Stream jazz, lush yet slightly ominous string arrangements and '70s film music. Throughout, Evans, alternating between acoustic and electric pianos, shimmers and entrances with his inventively lyrical solos. Not your "typical" Bill Evans album--but that's what makes SYMBIOSIS such a fine, gently challenging listen." AllMusic Review


Ratings :

AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4,46 / 5

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