15 August 2012

A Midsummer Blindfold Test (3rd Edition)

An easy test for this year: who plays this fine version of "Someday My Prince Will Come"?

Someday My Prince Will Come


Peter said...

All things are easy if you are an expert (or lucky), riccardo!

I don't know the recording.

At first I thought it was a blind pianist, since there were very few "leaps" in the intro.

Then the bass and drums came in, and it sounded very like Scott LaFaro, or a disciple (such as Eddie Gomez). Heavier thumps than Marty Morell or Paul Motian usually hits, though (maybe this is a question of microphone positions).

But then it didn't sound a bit like Bill. Too pecky, too perky. Unless he was in one of his "moods".

Jan Hammer in his Junior Trio days? George Shearing on a bender? Dave Brubeck? (certainly sounds heavy enough)

I give up!

Peter said...

Actually, not Jan Hammer.

A definite Evansite in his early days, but was more reflective than this.

Craig Nixon said...

Well, the bassist surely overplays in the annoying way Eddie Gomez does...pretty sure it's him. And the phrase at the very end of the piano solo sure smacks of Chick Corea.

marten512 said...

I would love to think it was Cecil Taylor and chums moonlighting. However, is it Keith Jarrett?

riccardo said...

@ Craig Nixon
you're right with the pianist, now is easy to complete the line-up!

Eigil said...

Oscar Peterson

riccardo said...

@ Peter

I understand your confusion: Bill Evans played (and recorded) this song dozens of times...

Craig Nixon said...

Spotting Corea was pretty easy. The drummer had me stumped though. Thought perhaps Airto from back in the day when he still played traps, but didn't sound like him either.

riccardo said...

@ Craig Nixon

I may add that this trio made his debut in the late sixties and then
continued to meet (from time to time) until a couple of years ago.

Anonymous said...

miroslav vitous on bass and roy haynes on drums ?


riccardo said...

@ giovanni

exact: Trio Music (C.Corea/M.Vitous/R.Haynes)

Peter said...

Hmmmmm ... well, I didn't get anywhere near that.

Except curiously, in part, on a tangent. The Junior Trio I mentioned consisted of Jan Hammer, Miroslav Vitous and Alan Vitous. I can't claim credit even for that though, as I was trying to get at the pianist!

Roy Haynes gives it quite a bit of a wallop. May partly be mic positions, as I mentioned. But I noticed Roy became more inclined to hit harder after the 60s. ~ But then again, wasn't he the young drummer Lester Young took to task at the end of the 40s for "dropping bombs" (bass drum overuse)? :D