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Five albums in a three-disc Box Set featuring the legendary Bill Evans. Bill Evans co-wrote 'Kind Of Blue' with Miles Davis and is regarded by many as the most influential jazz pianist of his generation. The trio he formed in 1959 with the brilliant, ill-fated young bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motion is surely as fine as any in jazz history. This three-disc box set edition comprises almost everything this Evans trio recorded; The two miraculous studio albums, 'Portrait In Jazz' and 'Explorations'; the intimate live sets recorded in New York in the summer of 1961, 'Sunday Night At The Village Vanguard' and 'Waltz For Debby'. These masterpieces are complimented by the Birdland sessions - an earlier musical document of the trio in an authentic club setting - with disc three completed by the their first recordings together, with the jazz clarinettist Tony Scott; for the album 'Sung Heroes', his homages to Billie Holiday and the trumpeter "Hot Lips" Page. The Canadian journalist Gene Lees was a close friend of Evans: "Bill wanted it to be a three- way colloquy, rather than pianist-accompanied-by-rhythm-section. And it was. LaFaro, still in his early twenties, had developed bass playing to a new level of facility. He had a gorgeous tone and unflagging melodicism. Motian, Armenian by background, had since childhood been steeped in a music of complex time figures and was able to feed his companions patterns of polyrhythm that delighted them both.
Five albums in a three-disc Box Set featuring the legendary Bill Evans. Bill Evans co-wrote 'Kind Of Blue' with Miles Davis and is regarded by many as the most influential jazz pianist of his generation. The trio he formed in 1959 with the brilliant, ill-fated young bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motion is surely as fine as any in jazz history. This three-disc box set edition comprises almost everything this Evans trio recorded; The two miraculous studio albums, 'Portrait In Jazz' and 'Explorations'; the intimate live sets recorded in New York in the summer of 1961, 'Sunday Night At The Village Vanguard' and 'Waltz For Debby'. These masterpieces are complimented by the Birdland sessions - an earlier musical document of the trio in an authentic club setting - with disc three completed by the their first recordings together, with the jazz clarinettist Tony Scott; for the album 'Sung Heroes', his homages to Billie Holiday and the trumpeter "Hot Lips" Page. The Canadian journalist Gene Lees was a close friend of Evans: "Bill wanted it to be a three- way colloquy, rather than pianist-accompanied-by-rhythm-section. And it was. LaFaro, still in his early twenties, had developed bass playing to a new level of facility. He had a gorgeous tone and unflagging melodicism. Motian, Armenian by background, had since childhood been steeped in a music of complex time figures and was able to feed his companions patterns of polyrhythm that delighted them both.
5013929336131

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Format: CD
Label: EL RECORDS
Rel. Date: 05/06/2022
UPC: 5013929336131

Legendary Bill Evans Trio (Uk)
Artist: Bill Evans Trio
Format: CD
New: Available $39.99
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DISC: 1

1. Come Rain Or Come Shine
2. Autumn Leaves
3. Witchcraft
4. When I Fall In Love
5. Peri's Scope
6. What Is This Thing Called Love?
7. Spring Is Here
8. Someday My Prince Will Come
9. Blue In Green
10. Israel
11. Haunted Heart
12. Beautiful Love
13. Elsa
14. Nardis
15. How Deep Is The Ocean?
16. I Wish I Knew
17. Sweet And Lovely
18. Gloria's Step [Take 2]
19. My Man's Gone Now
20. Solar
21. Alice in Wonderland (Take 2)
22. All of You [Take 2]
23. Jade Visions [Take 2]
24. My Foolish Heart
25. Waltz for Debby (take 2)
26. Detour Ahead (take 2)
27. My Romance (take 1)
28. Some Other Time?12 Milestones
29. Autumn Leaves
30. Our Delight
31. Beautiful Love / Five (Closing Theme)
32. Autumn Leaves
33. Come Rain Or Come Shine / Five (Closing Theme)
34. Come Rain Or Come Shine
35. Nardis
36. Blue In Green
37. Autumn Leaves
38. All Of You
39. Come Rain Or Come Shine
40. Speak Low
41. Misery (for Lady Day)
42. Requiem for Hot Lips Page

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Five albums in a three-disc Box Set featuring the legendary Bill Evans. Bill Evans co-wrote 'Kind Of Blue' with Miles Davis and is regarded by many as the most influential jazz pianist of his generation. The trio he formed in 1959 with the brilliant, ill-fated young bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motion is surely as fine as any in jazz history. This three-disc box set edition comprises almost everything this Evans trio recorded; The two miraculous studio albums, 'Portrait In Jazz' and 'Explorations'; the intimate live sets recorded in New York in the summer of 1961, 'Sunday Night At The Village Vanguard' and 'Waltz For Debby'. These masterpieces are complimented by the Birdland sessions - an earlier musical document of the trio in an authentic club setting - with disc three completed by the their first recordings together, with the jazz clarinettist Tony Scott; for the album 'Sung Heroes', his homages to Billie Holiday and the trumpeter "Hot Lips" Page. The Canadian journalist Gene Lees was a close friend of Evans: "Bill wanted it to be a three- way colloquy, rather than pianist-accompanied-by-rhythm-section. And it was. LaFaro, still in his early twenties, had developed bass playing to a new level of facility. He had a gorgeous tone and unflagging melodicism. Motian, Armenian by background, had since childhood been steeped in a music of complex time figures and was able to feed his companions patterns of polyrhythm that delighted them both.
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