AVID Jazz presents three classic Bill Evans albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
Everybody Digs Bill Evans; Portrait In Jazz, Sunday At The Village Vanguard plus 5 out-takes.
Voted New Star of 1958 by the Down Beat International jazz critics poll, Bill Evans certainly was the emerging hot new star of jazz piano in 1958. He is joined by a couple of Joness for the modestly titled Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Sam Jones who had played with Dizzy and Cannonball, on bass and Philly Jo Jones who had previously played with Evans in the Miles Davis Sextet on drums. The follow up to Digs is our next selection, Portrait In Jazz recorded in New York in 1959 and featuring Evans with the remarkable young bassist Scott La Faro and Paul Motian on drums. The same line up can be heard in a live setting for our final selection, Sunday at the Village Vanguard recorded over an afternoon and evening in 1961. Tragically Scott La Faro would be killed in a motorway accident only ten days after these recordings, an event that was to profoundly affect Bill Evans!
All three albums plus have been digitally re-mastered
1-9: Portrait In Jazz
1. Come Rain Or Come Shine
2. Autumn Leaves
4. When I Fall In Love
5. Peri's Scope
6. What Is This Thing Called Love
7. Spring Is Here
8. Some Day My Prince Will Come
9. Blue In Green (take 3)
10-16: Everybody Digs Bill Evans
11. Young And Foolish
12. Lucky To Be Me
13. Night And Day
15. Peace Piece
16. What Is There To Say?
1-2: Everybody Digs Bill Evans
3-8: Sunday At The Village Vanguard
3. Gloria's Step (take 2)
4. My Man's Gone Now
6. Alice In Wonderland (take 2)
7. All Of You (take 2)
8. Jade Visions (take 2)
9. Gloria's Step (alternate take 3)
10. Alice In Wonderland (alternate take 1)
11. All Of You (alternate take 3)
12. Jade Visions (alternate take 1)
13.Blue In Green (alternate take 1)