You Must Believe In Spring (2-LP)

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Details Also available on Hybrid SACD, exclusive to the Bill Evans and Craft Recordings stores. Newly mastered edition of jazz pianist Bill Evans‘ seventieth studio album, You Must Believe In Spring, his final recording session with bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Eliot Zigmund. Featuring ALL-ANALOG mastering cut at 45 RPM from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. …

Portrait In Jazz (LP)

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Details Standard weight OJC pressing One of the two most important associations in the early development of the incredible talent of Bill Evans was undoubtedly his nine-month 1958 stay with the Miles Davis Sextet that also included John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. The other was the year-and-a-half span in which Scott LaFaro was the bassist in Bill’s newly-formed trio and …

Everybody Digs Bill Evans (LP)

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Details The legend of Bill Evans really begins with this album, his second. The pianist had just spent most of 1958 as part of one of the major units in jazz history: the Miles Davis Sextet that also featured John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. His fellow musicians already knew his worth (the album title was almost literally accurate, and the …

Interplay (LP)

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Details Almost every one of the eleven albums featuring Bill Evans that were issued during his pivotal early years (1956-1964) with Riverside were trio performances. Of the two exceptions, one was strictly speaking not an Evans record (Know What I Mean?, a quartet album that featured Bill but was under the leadership of Cannonball Adderley). The other is Interplay. Adding …

On a Monday Evening (180g LP)

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Details Transcending the stature of a traditional reissue, On a Monday Evening is a completely unreleased and never-bootlegged concert recording of the Evans trio featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Eliot Zigmund. Played at Madison, Wisconsin’s sold-out Union Theater on November 15, 1976, the show captures the virtuoso performing to the peak of his abilities. Mixing contemporary pieces with several …

The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album (LP)

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Details One of the best albums of either’s career, The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album spotlights two legends at work in equal partnership, tackling classics from the Great American Songbook with masterful ease. A consistently enthusiastic and balanced musical partnership, Bennett and Evans shine both individually and in tandem Evans supporting Bennett with his steady left hand and then …

Explorations (LP)

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Details The second album by the original Bill Evans group – released in 1961 – was recorded after the pianist, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian had spent a year working together and honing the telepathy that established a new standard for trio interaction. Featuring intimate readings of several standards plus three compositions from the jazz world that became …