Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Alan Dawson!

I just found this video while trolling around (when I should have been doing something else!) It's BillEvans with Lee Konitz, Neils Henning Orsted Peterson, and Alan Dawson. To the best of my knowledge, Dawson never recorded with Evans or Konitz, but he sounds amazing here! Compare this with Dawson playing with Sonny and you'll hear how he completely adapts to the gig, yet always sounds like himself. It's unfortunate that Alan Dawson didn't tour more (apparently he got into teaching because travel was hard with his bad back) and is known mainly as an instructor. He's BAD!

Also it's always great to hear (and see) Evans to realize what's possible when you know the music and your instrument that well!

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