Bill Mays - One to One, Vol. 1

Bill Mays - One to One, Vol. 1
Release Date:
Recording Location:
Dmp, Stamford, CT
Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
One to One, Vol. 1
Recording Date:
December 4, 1989 & December 5, 1989

The ghost of Bill Evans was certainly present during this duo recording. The musical interplay between pianist Bill Mays and bassist Ray Drummond is reminiscent of Evans and his various bassists. Mays and Drummond operate as equals (in fact the bassist seems to control the music as least as much as Mays) and their solo space is split fairly evenly. That is not to say that Bill Mays is merely imitating Evans on this CD, just that his highly impressive session is very much in that tradition; an adventurous rendition of "Skylark" is the highpoint.

One to One / Bill MaysBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond4:16
I Thought About You / James Van Heusen / Johnny MercerBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond6:19
Stella by Starlight / Ned Washington / Victor YoungBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond5:07
Interplay / Bill EvansBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond4:00
Just You, Just Me / Jesse Greer / Raymond KlagesBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond4:09
Lover Man / Jimmy Davis / Roger "Ram" Ramirez / Jimmy ShermanBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond6:24
Skylark / Hoagy Carmichael / Johnny MercerBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond6:20
Tease for Two / Bill MaysBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond3:31
Alone Together / Howard Dietz / Arthur SchwartzBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond7:32
Together (Wherever We Go) / Stephen Sondheim / Jule StyneBill Mays feat: Ray Drummond5:36