Friday, October 26, 2012

Bill Evans -- In Good Company

The thing I've most enjoyed about being a blogger is the opportunity to delve into subgenres that I hadn't really listened to before.

Bill Evans is a name I've heard tossed around, but didn't know to seek out. If that's true for you, too, then let me tell you: In Good Company is a gorgeous introduction to progressive folk.

To be perfectly honest, if Bill had decided to call it a day after the first track, "The Distance Between Two Points," I wouldn't have cared. Maybe it says something about me, but I love my instrumentals in fugues and rounds. And maybe it's me, but the plaintive striving in this song perfectly captures what being in love feels like. (Or at least unrequited love.)

Fortunately, Bill did not call it a day. And his pals in The Infamous Stringdusters and Joy Kills Sorrow help round out the album's sound. Comprised mostly of instrumentals -- some traditional, some original compositions, and a pretty Beatles medley -- In Good Company displays the skills of an accomplished musician at his height. You may see this album here again at the end of the year.

The Distance Between Two Points

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