“Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy — the joy of being Salvador Dalí — and I ask myself in rapture, ‘What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?’”—Salvador Dalí
“Oh, se si potessero trasportare i sogni in terra! Almeno un pezzetto. La parete che ci separa da loro è così sottile: un aprirsi d’occhi, un battito di ciglia, meno di un istante. Prima eri di là, ore sei di qua, come quando da bambino saltavi la linea di gesso nel cortile. Tra noi e i sogni c’è un velo, un sottilissimo velo di seta: ma tutto vi resta impigliato.”—Elianto (via chouchouette)
When dog-gesturesbecame my 400th follower, he had a very specific song for me to write about. It was ‘Minority’, from the 1958 album ‘Everybody Digs Bill Evans’.
It had been over two years since Evans’ release of ’New Jazz Conceptions‘ and his recent departure from the Miles’ septet, which immensely boosted Evans’ confidence, provided the right opportunity for Orrin Keepnews to persuade him to make that long-overdue second record.
‘Minority’, the Gigi Gryce hard bop original which opens this album, demonstrates that he was ready to release this album, and then some. Anyone who thinks of Evans as a ‘neo-impressionist’ will be surprised by the pianist’s hard driving swing here, backed up by the top rhythm section consisting of bassist Sam Jones and drummer Philly Joe Jones. Even as Evans was a ‘pretty’ player who avoided rushing or stuffing his notes, he could swing and swing hard as he did on this song.
Bill Evans - Piano Sam Jones - Bass Philly Joe Jones - Drums