The Birth of the Third Stream

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Columbia Legacy
WORKS: The Birth of the Third Stream
CATALOGUE NO: 485103 2 (distr. Sony)

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Third Stream, that meeting of classical music and jazz, was a charming diversion in the Fifties. Despite critical ambivalence, it produced some important music that merits reconsideration, none more so than George Russell’s ‘All About Rosie’, that alerted the jazz world to the great talent of pianist Bill Evans. SN