Eliane Elias - Something For You: Eliane Elias Sings & Plays Bill Evans (2008) [lossless/mp3]
Vocal/Instrumental Jazz, Classic Jazz | APE image + cue + log / MP3 320 Kbps | tags, playlist, covers (incl. booklet) | 307 / 142 MB
Label: Blue Note Records
This salute to Bill Evans, one of Elias' favorite piano players, explores a number of songs he recorded, including both standards and originals. Evans' bassist from his final trio, Marc Johnson, is not only a long-time collaborator with Elias but also her husband; drummer Joey Baron rounds out the band. While Elias is influenced by Evans' playing style, his arrangements are only a launching pad for her approach to each tune; never does she sound like an obvious Evans clone. She has also built confidence in her singing over time; always gifted with a tender, sensuous voice, Elias glides gently over Johnson's walking introduction to "A Sleepin' Bee" and offers an equally delicate "Walt for Debby." She wrote words to Evans' previously unknown "Here Is Something for You".