Produced with his wife the singer and pianist Eliane Elias, double bass legend Marc Johnson's beautiful solo bass version of Miles Davis' 'Nardis' from Johnson's soon-to-be-released album Overpass is streaming. Recorded in a São Paulo studio in Brazil three years ago, Johnson is known for his 1978-1980 tenure in the trio of Bill Evans towards the end of the great pianist's life.
With Evans Johnson frequently played 'Nardis'. On Overpass, to be issued on 27 August, another piece that Evans played, 'Love Theme from Spartacus', is also included on the ECM release, as is Eddie Harris’ 'Freedom Jazz Dance' plus Johnson's own compositions including 'Samurai Fly' which is a new version of 'Samurai Hee-Haw' that Johnson recorded for 1986's Bass Desires.
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