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Bill Evans The Classic Trio 1959-61 (2CD)

Bill Evans The Classic Trio 1959-61 (2CD)

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Bill Evans was, according to the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz one of the most influential jazz musicians of his generation, and he was certainly one of the first to embrace the approach of a piano, bass and drums jazz trio performing as an integrated entity rather than an a virtuoso pianist with accompanists. It was with this particular trio, featuring Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums, that Evans found perhaps the most quintessential expression of this technique, with recordings that have been hailed by critics as some of the most innovative and brilliant of their time. He put this trio together soon after performing on Miles Davis Kind Of Blue sessions Davis said of Evans The sound he got was like crystal notes or sparkling water cascading down from some clear waterfall.

This great-value collection comprises most of the tracks from four albums released featuring this trio (there was insufficient space in the 2-CD format to include the entirety of the LPs) the studio albums Portrait in Jazz, recorded at the end of 1959, Explorations from early 1961, and two live albums Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby, both comprising performances at the same Village Vanguard shows in June 1961, less than two weeks before bassist Scott LaFaro was tragically killed in a car accident. Its a thoroughly satisfying and enthralling collection of music, giving a genuine insight into Bill Evans unique qualities as a pianist and bandleader.


REVIEWS

"A fine illustration of this unique Trio's best work.. A must-have disc…" John Martin (The Jazz Rag Issue 154)

"Even if you're not a Kenton fan, there's plenty of good material here and, who knows, this version of the band might just win you around!" Alyn Shipton (Jazzwise Issue 237)

“If you don’t already possess these landmark sessions acquire them immediately.” - John White **** (Jazz Journal)

“The music is magical in parts and for a budget price, this no frills edition will not make too much of a dent into your pocket.” - Tim Stenhouse (UK Vibe)


 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Come Rain Or Come Shine The Bill Evans Trio
2 Autumn Leaves The Bill Evans Trio
3 Witchcraft The Bill Evans Trio
4 When I Fall In Love The Bill Evans Trio
5 Peri's Scope The Bill Evans Trio
6 What Is This Thing Called Love? The Bill Evans Trio
7 Someday My Prince Will Come The Bill Evans Trio
8 Blue In Green The Bill Evans Trio
9 Israel The Bill Evans Trio
10 Haunted Heart The Bill Evans Trio
11 Beautiful Love The Bill Evans Trio
12 Elsa The Bill Evans Trio
13 Nardis The Bill Evans Trio
14 How Deep Is The Ocean? The Bill Evans Trio
15 Sweet And Lovely The Bill Evans Trio
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Gloria's Step The Bill Evans Trio
2 My Man's Gone Now The Bill Evans Trio
3 Solar The Bill Evans Trio
4 All Of You The Bill Evans Trio
5 Jade Visions The Bill Evans Trio
6 My Foolish Heart The Bill Evans Trio
7 Waltz For Debby The Bill Evans Trio
8 Detour Ahead The Bill Evans Trio
9 My Romance The Bill Evans Trio
10 Some Other Time The Bill Evans Trio
11 Milestones The Bill Evans Trio
  • EAN:
    824046325220
  • Discs:
    2
  • Release:
    June 2018
  • Artist:
    Evans
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3252
  • Weight:
    0.12kg