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Moonbeams by Evans

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

I recently picked up this album and asked myself why haven’t I purchased this before. This all important Bill Evans album was the first album recorded after by him after Scott Lafaro’s untimely death. A great studio album with Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums, discover one of the most incredible trios in modern jazz!!

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Village Vanguard 1961

November 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Sunday, June 25th 1961
Village Vanguard in New York
An afternoon and evening gig
Bill Evans Trio
Scott LaFaro bass, Paul Motian drums
Incredible collaborations
Revolutionizing the Trio format
Subtlety of brushwork
Strings Clacking
Audience murmurings
Glasses tinkling
Bill Evans lyrical beyond words
An ambient experience
Step into a Jazz Time Machine

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Bill Evans

November 20, 2009 Leave a comment

His music was profound

Creating a new interplay between instruments

His right hand play became another voice

The piano trio would never be the same after his passing

He never created a disappointing album

Surrounding himself with superb talent

He mastered the art of becoming the music…becoming a legend

I consider him a Must Discover!!!

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Bill Evans

January 28, 2009 Leave a comment

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This is a “must have” if you are a jazz fan. If you are an occasional listener or serious collector this boxed set is a pure joy to listen to. On a Sunday afternoon that started a 2 week gig for the trio, Orin Keepnews produced from a single Ampex tape recording machine setting on the stage, in the coziness of the Vanguard, come some very intimate music, at times you can hear glasses tinkling and parts of conversations which add a great since of reality. When you listen to this music you feel like you are there. This trio for a very short time was one of the best, their collaboration and interplay are some playing you won’t hear often. Recorded in performance at the Village Vanguard, New York City; June 25th. 1961