Twilight Music

Twilight Music: Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans, “As Time Goes By” (1959)

ivory hunters

This is a fascinating little version of a pop standard. Taken from a session in 1959, pianists Bob Brookmeyer and Bill Evans decided to make an experimental record. For when one listens to this album, one is hearing the two musicians in separate channels; Brookmeyer on the left channel; Evans on the right, accompanied by the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet,  bassist Percy Heath and drummer Connie Kay. The resulting album, The Ivory Hunters, is an interesting listen; you may have noticed this version sounding slightly more ethereal than other versions performed by Evans. But it’s cool, it’s cool jazz, and this is a delightful little one-off experiment.

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