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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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Bill Evans plays Nardis!!

April 22, 2010 1 comment

This is a most reflective piece of music and one of my favorites written by Miles Davis. The Bill Evans trio performs this wonderfully and is one of his signature pieces. Three stunning videos capture this talent. This sound which is totally mesmerizing , it’s like the epitome of “The Jazz Trio”!!

Bill Evans…at Shelly’s Manne-Hole

April 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is another of my favorite albums, but then I asked myself why? Well maybe because it has three very unbeatable components. One this is 1963, a time when jazz was jazz, secondly it is recorded “live”, need I say more? And thirdly, it was recorded at the hottest joint on the “Westcoast”, Shelly’s Mann-Hole. Bill Evans is a bit more aggressive than usual here on the keys, possibly because of the setting or could be that his two incredible band mates were pushing the envelope so to speak. Bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Larry Bunker really combine for a wonderful live performance recorded for the Riverside label. This is one you will want in your collection. Discover and enjoy.

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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When I Fall In Love

March 17, 2009 Leave a comment

My Foolish Heart

February 23, 2009 Leave a comment

I have 2 versions of this great song which are some of my very favorites. Bill Evans Complete Village Vanguard 1961, and Keith Jarrett‘s 2007 My Foolish Heart 3 CD set. It is interesting to listen to these 2 versions by 2 of the greatest jazz pianist’s back to back. Each one is special. Keith starts out soloing and then the bass and drums kick in… STUNNING. I have one suggestion…TURN UP THE VOLUME.

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