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Bill Evans Trio, BBC studio, London, March 19th, 1965 (colorized)
Five 00:00 Introduction 00:50 How my heart sings 01:50 Nardis 05:53 Who can I turn to 11:37 Someday my prince will come 17:37 How deep is the ocean 23:11 Waltz for debbie 29:17 Five 34:11 Elsa 36:45 Summertime 41:43 Come rain or come shine 47:18 My foolish heart 52:35 Re: Person I knew 57:49 Israel 01:02:09 Five 01:07:38
Miles Davis’ white pianist Bill Evans (1929) had started in a low-key bebop vein with New Jazz Conceptions (september 1956), that contained his Waltz for Debby, and with Everybody Digs (december 1958), that contained his Peace Piece; but, after recording Kind Of Blue (april 1959) with Davis, he formed a trio with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian that introduced a new democratic dynamics and veered towards an impressionistic sound influenced by European classical music.
Unfortunately, LaFaro died after their two albums, Portrait in Jazz (december 1959) and especially Explorations (february 1961). The last performance by the trio of Evans, LaFaro and Motian is documentd on Sunday at the Village Vanguard (june 1961) and Waltz for Debby (june 1961). Evans overdubbed himself at the piano for Conversations With Myself (february 1963).
The double-disc Some Other Time (june 1968) collects unreleased recordings with Eddie Gomez (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Evans died in 1980.
Bill Evans’ discography is immense, beginning with his first recordings as a sideman in 1953 and running through hundreds of titles up until his death in 1980. Even now, 41 years later, new, impactful recordings of the legendary pianist continue to emerge on vinyl.
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- Bill Evans, american jazz pianist and composer (1929-1980)