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Bill EvansAlone (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1968. Used ... $4.99
Solo work by Bill Evans – recorded in 1968, at a time when he was increasingly exploring gentleness in his work! The album's quite haunting – done with no other musicians, no overdubs (as in other solo 60s albums) – just Evans alone at the keys, expressing himself with a somber genius that's breathtaking in its subtlety. The album features a side-long version of "Never Let Me Go" – running for over 14 minutes, and worth the price of admission alone – plus "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Time For Love", "Midnight Mood" and "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)". CD

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Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans Live ... CD
Verve, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans On Verve ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansBill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP
Verve, 1968. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Bill Evans' first famous appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival – a great 60s trio session, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tunes are mostly relatively familiar ones, but the ensemble on the set gives them a freer and more lyrical feel than you might expect – especially with DeJohnette on drums, who is a somewhat more powerful choice than some of Bill's other drummers of the 60s. Eddie Gomez is great, as always – with that round bass sound that we totally love – and titles include "Nardis", "Sleepin Bee", "Embraceable You", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "One For Helen", and "Walkin Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a cosmetic blemish at the end of each side, play is not affected.)

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Bill EvansBill Evans On A Monday Evening ... CD
Fantasy, 1976. Used ... $9.99
A fantastic never-heard performance from one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century – a live date recorded in Madison, WI – and exactly the kind of record that reminds us why Bill Evans in a live setting is maybe even more revelatory than Bill Evans in the studio! It's impossible to describe what makes this record wonderful, but the whole thing just grabs us right from the very first note – with that balance of strength and subtlety that makes Evans in the 70s so amazing – balanced out by equally mesmerizing work from Eddie Gomez on bass! The Gomez/Evans interplay is captured fantastically here – and given just the right sort of subtle support from Eliot Zigmund on drums – and despite the fact that the material has never been issued before, the whole thing's completely top-level work, and on a par with anything in Bill's catalog of the 70s. Titles include "Up With The Lark", "Sugar Plum", "Minha", "All Of You", "Some Other Time", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and "TTT". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio – Live October 28th, 1966 – Norway – The Oslo Concerts ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... About August 7, 2019 (delayed)
A beautiful live performance from Bill Evans – captured here in a mid 60s stretch when he was really opening up, and hitting a new sort of flow – thanks in part to a budding relationship with the great bassist Eddie Gomez! Gomez is a key part of the album's strength here – finding a way to ring out with these lines that are crucial to the groove, but which always seem specially tuned to the sensitive side of Evans on the keys – a magical pairing that's already great here, and only gets better and better as the years go on. Alex Riel is on nicely subtle drums – so subtle, there's plenty of space to just rapturously focus on Gomez and Evans – and titles include "Nardis", "Five", "Very Early", "Time Remembered", "Autumn Leaves", and "Stella By Starlight". CD
Also available Bill Evans Trio – Live October 28th, 1966 – Norway – The Oslo Concerts ... LP 49.99

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio – Live October 28th, 1966 – Norway – The Oslo Concerts ... LP
Somethin Cool (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $49.99
A beautiful live performance from Bill Evans – captured here in a mid 60s stretch when he was really opening up, and hitting a new sort of flow – thanks in part to a budding relationship with the great bassist Eddie Gomez! Gomez is a key part of the album's strength here – finding a way to ring out with these lines that are crucial to the groove, but which always seem specially tuned to the sensitive side of Evans on the keys – a magical pairing that's already great here, and only gets better and better as the years go on. Alex Riel is on nicely subtle drums – so subtle, there's plenty of space to just rapturously focus on Gomez and Evans – and titles include "Nardis", "Five", "Very Early", "Time Remembered", "Autumn Leaves", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio Live ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Warmly wonderful live work from Bill Evans' mid 60s run for Verve – a record that was originally recorded in 1964, but sat in the can until the early 70s – then just quietly issued on the market with a bit less fanfare! That somewhat subtle history shouldn't mark the album, though – as it's a wonderful demonstration of Evans at his lyrical best – working perfectly in a trio with Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums – both players who really share Bill's sense of sound on the set. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "What Kind Of Fool Am I?", "Round Midnight", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Nardis", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "How My Heart Sings", and "The Boy Next Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio Live In Switzerland 1975 ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1975. Used ... $14.99
Beautiful Bill Evans material from the mid 70s – recorded with that really gentle approach to the keys he was using at the time – a sound that seems to flow magically out of the piano on its own accord! The set's surprisingly well recorded for a live date – captured in an intimate setting at Epalinges in February of 1975 – in a way that's so soft, you can hardly hear Evans' fingers striking the keys, as notes flow out in magical streams of color and tone – while Eddie Gomez deepens the sound with some rounded lower tones on bass, and Eliot Zigmund tipples in a slight bit of accompaniment on drums. Titles include "Morning Glory", "Sareen Jurer", "Time Remembered", "Midnight Mood", "Turn Out The Stars", "Gloria's Step", and "Sugar Plum". CD
(Out of print – and still sealed!)

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Bill EvansBlue In Green – The Concert In Canada ... CD
Milestone, 1974. Used ... $6.99
... CD
Also available Blue In Green – The Concert In Canada ... LP 29.99

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Bill EvansBlue In Green – The Concert In Canada ... LP
Milestone, 1974. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Blue In Green – The Concert In Canada ... CD 6.99

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Bill EvansConception (New Jazz Conceptions plus bonus tracks) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1956/1958/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
An expanded version of Bill Evans' first album as a leader – and a well-titled set that went onto transform the sound of the piano in jazz! The core session isn't as lyrically free as some of Evans' later classics, but already has an undeniably fresh approach to the keys – one that's modern, yet never academic – fluid, but never flowery – pure genius of economy and understatement, while also at the same time opening bold new worlds in sound. The trio features drummer Paul Motian and bassist Teddy Kotick, and titles include the classics "Five" and "Waltz For Debby", the latter of which is performed solo by Evans – plus tracks that include "Displacement", "I Love You", "My Romance", "No Cover, No Minimum", and "Our Delight". Added to the original album is a full record of (then) previously unissued tunes – mostly solo piano numbers recorded in 1958 and 1962 – on titles that include "Easy To Love", "Some Other Time", "Danny Boy", and "In Your Own Sweet Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansConversations With Myself ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
Bill Evans meets Bill Evans – in a uniquely-styled session that features overdubbed solo lines from Bill, creating a multi-piano sound that's really great! The approach sounds gimmicky, but it's not – and Evans carries all the sensitivity you might expect from the title and image on the cover – a personal, up-close style that's nicely free from piano solo cliches, given the extra work of the overdubs. There's a nicely rhythmic feel to most numbers, and the piano lines often work in chromatic counterpoint to create a warmly sparkling quality to the set. Titles include "Round About Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Theme From Spartacus", "Stella By Starlight", and "NYC's No Lark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing, in stunning shape!)

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Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his early powers here – working with a straightforward rhythm combo that features Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but still hitting those beautifully fluid, beautifully spacious lines that set his playing apart from most who'd come before him. Tracks include 3 solo numbers – "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece", and the very short "Epilogue" – plus trio tracks "Night & Day", "Minority", "Tenderly", and "Oleo". Includes the bonus track "Some Other Time". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansGreen Dolphin Street ... CD
Milestone, 1959/1962. Used ... $5.99
Lost Bill Evans material from his tremendous early run on Riverside Records – sessions recorded in 1959, but unreleased to the public for many years! The core of the record features Evans working with Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones both rhythm players that Bill interacted with while working in the Miles Davis group, and a strongly-voiced team to echo the sense of space and timing that was the particular Evans touch in the early days. Why these tracks never came out is a real mystery to us – because Bill's still very much at the top of his game, despite having not liked the material at the time of recording – and the Chambers/Jones rhythm section give the tunes a very solid focus throughout. Titles include "You & The Night & The Music", "My Heart Stood Still", "On Green Dolphin Street", "How Am I To Know", and 2 takes of "Woody N You". Added to that number is a really surprising bonus – a 1962 recording of "Loose Bloose", done with Jim Hall on guitar and Zoot Soms on alto – making for one of those rare non-trio dates by Evans! CD

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Bill EvansHighlights From Turn Out The Stars – The Final Village Vanguard Recordings June 1980 ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansHow My Heart Sings ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $8.99
Magical music from the very first note – the kind of record you need to hear if you've ever doubted the genius of Bill Evans! The sound here is subtle, and supple – but still often more revolutionary than that of the countless albums it inspired in years to come – and Evans is completely at home on the record, working with bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Paul Motian – both players who helped to re-invent the role of rhythm in the piano combo of the time! Titles include a sublime reading of "How My Heart Sings", plus "Walking Up", "Show Type Tune", "Summertime", "34 Skidoo", and "In Your Own Sweet Way". CD

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Bill EvansInterplay ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $7.99
A real standout in the Bill Evans catalog for Riverside – and that's saying a lot, given how important all of his Riverside albums are! The session's a rare quintet outing for Evans – one that breaks the mode of the usual trio format by adding in Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Jim Hall on guitar – alongside rhythm players Percy Heath on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – already a unique enough match for Evans' talents. In a way, the record's one of those sessions that Riverside would sometimes do – pairing a key new voice as a leader with others in an all-star group – but in another way, it's also a return to the sound that first brought Evans' to a wider audience in the 1957 and 1958 years – when he was working in non-trio groups with more famous players – adding his unique piano stylings to their (then) better-known solo modes. The pairing of Evans and Hall has been beautifully documented on other records – and sounds equally great here – but the real treat is Freddie Hubbard's horn, which often lays back on most of the tracks, then bursts in with a brashness that really ignites some of the tunes! He's playing a bit muted here, trying to go for that Miles/Evans combination from the late 50s – but that's plenty ok with us, as we love those records a lot. Titles include "When You Wish Upon A Star", "You & The Night & The Music", "I'll Never Smile again", "You Go To My Head" and the Evans original, "Interplay". CD also features a bonus alternate of "I'll Never Smile Again". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansInterplay Sessions ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1962/1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A real standout in the Bill Evans catalog for Riverside – and that's saying a lot, given how important all of his Riverside albums are! The core session's a rare quintet outing for Evans – one that breaks the mode of the usual trio format by adding in Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Jim Hall on guitar – alongside rhythm players Percy Heath on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – already a unique enough match for Evans' talents. In a way, the record's one of those sessions that Riverside would sometimes do – pairing a key new voice as a leader with others in an all-star group – but in another way, it's also a return to the sound that first brought Evans' to a wider audience in the 1957 and 1958 years – when he was working in non-trio groups with more famous players – adding his unique piano stylings to their (then) better-known solo modes. The pairing of Evans and Hall has been beautifully documented on other records – and sounds equally great here – but the real treat is Freddie Hubbard's horn, which often lays back on most of the tracks, then bursts in with a brashness that really ignites some of the tunes! He's playing a bit muted here, trying to go for that Miles/Evans combination from the late 50s – but that's plenty ok with us, as we love those records a lot. Titles include "When You Wish Upon A Star", "You & The Night & The Music", "I'll Never Smile again", "You Go To My Head" and the Evans original, "Interplay". This double-length set also expands the original Interplay album with even more material from another group session in 1962 – a set recorded also with Philly Joe Jones on drums and Jim Hall on guitar – plus Ron Carter on bass and Zoot Sims on tenor. Titles include "Time Remembered", "Loose Bloose", "Fun Ride", "There Came You", "Fudgesickle Built For Four", and "My Bells". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansLive At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate (180 gram pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1968. New Copy 2LP ... On November 29, 2019
A real treasure – previously unreleased live material from the late, great Bill Evans – featuring wonderful late 60s work from his trio that included Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morrell on drums! The recording quality is great, and the playing is equally top-shelf too – a perfect illustration of the trio's genius, with a strong focus on the way that Gomez's basslines really help to shape the flowing grooves of the tunes! Evans is wonderful, too – still some echoes of that earlier 60s bite at times, yet also lots of those open, lyrical modes that really flowered in the later part of the decade – as you'll hear on a set that includes "Emily", "Yesterdays", "Witchcraft", "Round Midnight", "Autumn Leaves", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "Turn Out The Stars", and "Here's That Rainy Day". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 30. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansLive In Rome 1979 (with bonus track) ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1969/1979. Used ... $6.99
A late live set from Bill Evans – recorded with a slightly fragmented quality that has Evans' notes on piano stepping out from a general murmur of crowd noise! We're not sure why the folks at the club (unnamed in the notes) were talking so much during the set, but their presence makes for a low rumble that kind of holds back the bass and drums a bit on some numbers – letting Bill's notes ring out in almost solo formation over the top. Bass is by Marc Johnson, who's working in muted shades and tones, when heard on the set – and the drummer for the date is Joe LaBarbera, again relatively restrained here, from what we can tell. Tracks include "Laurie", "Solar", "The Peacocks", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Very Early", and "Re: Person I Knew". CD also features a bonus 1969 recording of "So What", done in Pescara. CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansNew Jazz Conceptions ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Bill Evans' first album as a leader – and a well-titled set that went onto transform the sound of the piano in jazz! The session isn't as lyrically free as some of Evans' later classics, but already has an undeniably fresh approach to the keys – one that's modern, yet never academic – fluid, but never flowery – pure genius of economy and understatement, while also at the same time opening bold new worlds in sound. The trio features drummer Paul Motian and bassist Teddy Kotick, and titles include the classics "Five" and "Waltz For Debby", the latter of which is performed solo by Evans – plus tracks that include "Displacement", "I Love You", "My Romance", "No Cover, No Minimum", and "Our Delight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Gamma.)

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Bill EvansPlays The Theme From The VIPS ... LP
MGM, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An unusual setting for Bill Evans, but a great one too – an early collaboration with arranger Claus Ogerman, who provides some larger backdrops for Bill's frontline piano! The set's not as ambitious as the symphony-styled one from the pair a few years later – and instead, it's got a nicely romping quality that's still mostly jazz, but which also carries a bit more soundtrack or pop instrumental feel too – never too much to make Evans sound crassly commercial, and a nice new setting that stands out from the mostly-trio mode he was recording in during the 60s. Many tunes are early 60s pop or soundtrack numbers, done with a nice sort of sensitivity – and titles include "Days Of Wine & Roses", "More", "The Caretakers", "Theme From Mr Novak", "Hollywood", "Sweet September", and "The Man With The Golden Arm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, and light wear in one corner.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansPortrait In Jazz ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $2.99
A classic set to feature the Bill Evans Trio with the great Scott Lafaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Listening to the set we're reminded of what always brings us back to Evans' playing – a quality that's often described as moody, but which is really is quite spry and lively throughout this set, without ever giving up it's lyrical approach. Titles are mostly standards – but really transformed by the touch of the trio – and tunes include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Autumn Leaves", "Witchcraft", "When I Fall In Love", "Peri's Scope", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Spring Is Here", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", and "Blue In Green". CD features 1 bonus track! CD
Also available Portrait In Jazz ... CD 3.99

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Bill EvansPortrait In Jazz ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $3.99
A classic set to feature the Bill Evans Trio with the great Scott Lafaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Listening to the set we're reminded of what always brings us back to Evans' playing – a quality that's often described as moody, but which is really is quite spry and lively throughout this set, without ever giving up it's lyrical approach. Titles are mostly standards – but really transformed by the touch of the trio – and tunes include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Autumn Leaves", "Witchcraft", "When I Fall In Love", "Peri's Scope", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Spring Is Here", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", and "Blue In Green". CD features 1 bonus track! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Portrait In Jazz ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansSecond Trio (Moonbeams/How My Heart Sings) ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A 2LP set that pulls together Riverside recordings initially issued on the albums Moonbeams and How My Heart Sings – both of which feature Bill Evans working his second trio that includes Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums. The approach is in his signature style: spare, moody – and we mean that in a good way – interpretations of standards and a few original numbers, including "Re: Person I Knew", "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I FallIn Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now","It Might As Well Be Spring", "Walking Up", "How My Heart Sings", "34 Skidoo", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bill EvansSimple Matter Of Conviction ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $43.99
Ostensibly simple stuff from Bill Evans, but pretty darn great – and a nice move into a more sophisticated vein than his earlier recordings! The album has him working with bassist Eddie Gomez, a hugely talented bassist that would be one of Bill's best partners during this period, and a player who added a nice dose of soul to the proceedings. The drummer is Shelly Manne, who's pretty nice, too – and really shows off some of his more sophisticated shadings here in the presence of Evans and Gomez – similar to his work on the great Empathy album. Tracks are shortish, but filled with imagination – and titles include "Unless It's You", "These Things Called Changes", "Stella By Starlight", and "A Simple Matter Of Conviction". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bill EvansSince We Met ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1974. Used ... $5.99
... CD
Also available Since We Met ... LP 14.99

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Bill EvansSince We Met ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Since We Met ... CD 5.99

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Bill EvansSolo Sessions Vol 1 ... LP
Milestone, 1963. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansSpring Leaves (Portrait In Jazz/Explorations) ... LP
Milestone, 1959/1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A 70s two-fer that brings together 2 of Evans' wonderful albums recorded with the trio of drummer Paul Motian and bassist Scott LaFaro. The records are augmented by a few extra tracks not issued originally, and a great set of notes that aptly describes the magic of this rare group. Titles include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "When I Fall In Love", "Autumn Leaves", "Haunted Heart", "Elsa", and "Israel". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansTime Remembered (2LP – Bill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
A great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! This later pressing features a full LP of previously unreleased muci from the concert, and titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", "Who Cares", "Everything Happens To Me", "Time Remembered", "Lover Man", "Blues In F/Five" and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansTokyo Concert ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1973. Used ... $5.99
A great live date from Bill Evans – one of his essential sides of the 70s, even if you've already got a bunch of other Evans live material! We know what you're thinking: "Do I have this one? Seems to be a lot of tunes here that I've got on other Evans recordings." But take it from us, this set's a real winner – beautifully recorded despite a larger venue performance in Tokyo – and captured with all the grace, poise, and gentle-flowing genius of Evans in his best better-known live dates – a real antidote to some of the other 70s live albums that might have been better left unissued. Everyone's at the top of their game here – Eddie Gomez on bass with those round warm tones, Marty Morrell on drums with his simple spare rhythms, and Evans himself with a sound that's bold then quiet then bold then soft – beautiful throughout, and really setting fire. Titles include "My Romance", "Yesterday I Heard The Rain", "Mornin Glory", "Up With The Lark", "When Autumn Comes", "TTTT", "Gloria's Step", and "Hullo Bolinas". CD

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Bill EvansTrio '65 ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $9.99
One of the best Bill Evans trio sessions on Verve – recorded with a group that features Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, both perfect accompanists for Evans in his exploration of unusual rhythms and lyrical tones on the keys! Both players have a dancing quality that goes far beyond strict rhythmic timekeeping – and this approach opens up Evans' solos in to a freer mode than on some of his stiffer 60s sets. The result is a wonderful album that really transforms the tunes – as you'll hear on the set of tracks that include "Round Midnight", "Israel", "Elsa", and "How My Heart Sings". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Trio '65 ... LP 99.99

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Bill EvansTrio '65 ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $99.99
One of the best Bill Evans trio sessions on Verve – recorded with a group that features Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, both perfect accompanists for Evans in his exploration of unusual rhythms and lyrical tones on the keys! Both players have a dancing quality that goes far beyond strict rhythmic timekeeping – and this approach opens up Evans' solos in to a freer mode than on some of his stiffer 60s sets. The result is a wonderful album that really transforms the tunes – as you'll hear on the set of tracks that include "Round Midnight", "Israel", "Elsa", and "How My Heart Sings". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp., including the Verve inner sleeve. Cover looks great, with minimal wear!)
Also available Trio '65 ... CD 9.99

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Bill EvansTurn Out The Stars – The Final Village Vanguard Recordings – June 1980 (6CD set) ... CD
Nonesuch, 1980. Used 6 CDs ... $94.99
Brilliant late work from Bill Evans – his last set of recordings from the Village Vanguard – recorded in the summer of 1980, nearly two decades after his first famous albums at the club! Evans here is a wealth of imagination – really stretching out in relaxed, fluid formation – gentler than before, but also with a deeper sense of feeling too – and getting some great support from trio members Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums. Tracks mostly hover around the five minute range – but there's some key longer numbers too – and the whole thing's a perfect example of why live Bill Evans is often some of the best Bill Evans you can find! 58 tracks on 6CDs, packaged with a booklet – and titles include "Nardis", "Knight For Mary F", "Emily", "Minha", "My Romance/Five", "But Not For Me", "Bill's Hit Tune", "I Do It For Your Love", "Quiet Now", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Your Story", "Tiffany", and "Re Person I Knew". CD
(Out of print. Limited, numbered edition.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansWe Will Meet Again ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
One of the few larger group Bill Evans sessions from the later years – an album that features sax and flute from Larry Schneider and trumpet from Tom Harrell – in addition to core trio instrumentation from Bill on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Joe LaBarbera on drums. The added horns really make the session sparkle – and although those players aren't on every number in the record, when they do show up they really help change the sound nicely from overly familiar Evans trio modes. Bill plays a bit of electric piano on the set – especially beautifully on the track "Only Child" – and other titles include "Comrade Conrad", "Peri's Scope", "We Will Meet Again", "Bill's Hit Tune", "Laurie", "Five", and "For All We Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bill Evans & Eddie GomezIntuition ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great pairing, heard perfectly here – on titles that include "Show Type Tune", "Invitation", "Blue Serge", "Are You All The Things", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
An open-ended live date from Bill Evans – recorded at the auspicious venue of Town Hall, but recorded with a warmth that matches Evans' smaller club sessions of the 60s! The sound here is possibly a bit more focused and direct than some of the moodier, mellower Evans live records – well pointed at the start, but then moving into some gentler chromatic modes as the set moves on – all with gentle accompaniment from Chuck Israels on bass and Arnold Wise on drums. Titles include trio versions of "I Should Care", "Spring Is Here", "Who Can I Turn To" and "Make Someone Happy" – then Evans takes a 13 minute solo turn, dedicating a suite to the memory of his father! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Bill Evans with Jeremy SteigWhat's New ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good- ... $7.99
One of Bill Evans' most beautiful albums from the time – and one that features the fantastic team of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, who were cutting some beautiful records for other labels at the time. Steig's flute later got very silly, but at this point, he's got a raw stripped-down sound that works perfectly with Gomez's warm, slightly funky basslines – making for a slightly soulful approach that really transforms the session. Evans is no slouch either – and the youthful company makes him play some of his best bits in years – on titles that include "Time Out For Chris", "So What", "Spartacus Love Theme", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover is wrinkled from moisture on the bottom inch, with a split bottom seam and small sticker on front.)

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Stan Getz & Bill EvansChick Corea/Bill Evans Sessions ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Excellent 60s work by Stan Getz – featuring two of his greatest sessions ever! One disc features some of Getz's best straight jazz of the 60s – played in a perfectly matched quartet with Bill Evans on piano, a perfect choice for Getz's lyrical soulful tone at the time. Titles include "Funkallero", "Melinda", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "Night & Day". The other disc features the classic Sweet Rain LP – a totally solid jazz album, with a quality level that was hardly ever matched by Stan again! The tracks are all long, sweeping, and very spiritual – and the group's a soulful batch of freer players (Chick Corea, Ron Carter, and Grady Tate), who really open Stan up, and drive him to give out some of the best solos of his careers. All tracks are long, and the album includes an amazing version of Corea's "Litha", plus the cuts "Windows", "Con Alma", and "O Grande Amor". One of our favorite jazz albums ever – no fooling! LP, Vinyl record album
(Polydor pressing. Cover has ring wear.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Verve, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bill Evans' first famous appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival – a great 60s trio session, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tunes are mostly relatively familiar ones, but the ensemble on the set gives them a freer and more lyrical feel than you might expect – especially with DeJohnette on drums, who is a somewhat more powerful choice than some of Bill's other drummers of the 60s. Eddie Gomez is great, as always – with that round bass sound that we totally love – and titles include "Nardis", "Sleepin Bee", "Embraceable You", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "One For Helen", and "Walkin Up". CD
(Verve master edition in tri-fold digipack sleeve.)
Also available Bill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival (German pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bill Evans' first famous appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival – a great 60s trio session, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tunes are mostly relatively familiar ones, but the ensemble on the set gives them a freer and more lyrical feel than you might expect – especially with DeJohnette on drums, who is a somewhat more powerful choice than some of Bill's other drummers of the 60s. Eddie Gomez is great, as always – with that round bass sound that we totally love – and titles include "Nardis", "Sleepin Bee", "Embraceable You", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "One For Helen", and "Walkin Up". Includes the bonus track "Quiet Now". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Bill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansEvans In England – Live At Ronnie Scotts ... CD
Resonance, 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bill Evans at the end of the 60s – sounding really wonderful here in a set of unreleased live recordings from London! Bill's got the fantastic Eddie Gomez here on bass – who really gets plenty of space to stretch out on the long tracks that make up most of the set – and Evans himself is very well-recorded, with a strong ear for that sense of tonal color that makes just about every pianistic choice from this period feel so completely unique! Marty Morell is on drums – as ever, a master of understatement, which really lets us fall in love all over again with Gomez and Evans – and the set features 18 tracks all recorded at Ronnie Scott's club in Soho, in December of 1969 – titles that include "So What", "Very Early", "Sugar Plum", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Waltz For Debby", "Round Midnight", "Elsa", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Turn Out The Stars", "Goodbye", "Re Person I Knew", and "Two Lonely People". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans (plus bonus track) (Keepnews collection) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his early powers here – working with a straightforward rhythm combo that features Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but still hitting those beautifully fluid, beautifully spacious lines that set his playing apart from most who'd come before him. Tracks include 3 solo numbers – "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece", and the very short "Epilogue" – plus trio tracks "Night & Day", "Minority", "Tenderly", and "Oleo". CD features 1 bonus track – "Some Other Time". CD
Also available Everybody Digs Bill Evans (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansLast European Concert – Complete Bad Honningen Performance 1980 ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansMoonbeams ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the use of the piano in jazz, but also the bass and drums as well – as LaFaro's deeply evocative playing is paired with the equally fresh drum work of Paul Motian – heard here at his youthful early best, before some of his contributions to jazz had become cliche in the hands of other players. The session was caught live at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 25, 1961 – and titles include longish takes on "Solar", "Jade Visions", "Gloria's Step", and "Alice In Wonderland". CD
(Out of print. German pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the use of the piano in jazz, but also the bass and drums as well – as LaFaro's deeply evocative playing is paired with the equally fresh drum work of Paul Motian – heard here at his youthful early best, before some of his contributions to jazz had become cliche in the hands of other players. The session was caught live at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 25, 1961 – and titles include longish takes on "Solar", "Jade Visions", "Gloria's Step", and "Alice In Wonderland". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the use of the piano in jazz, but also the bass and drums as well – as LaFaro's deeply evocative playing is paired with the equally fresh drum work of Paul Motian – heard here at his youthful early best, before some of his contributions to jazz had become cliche in the hands of other players. The session was caught live at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 25, 1961 – and titles include longish takes on "Solar", "Jade Visions", "Gloria's Step", and "Alice In Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansTrio '64 ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio here – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect – but it then quickly moves into the sort of sensitively-played numbers that really made Evans a key force in jazz during the early 60s – supported by equally personal work from Peacock and Motian, who both clearly feel free to move beyond common piano trio cliches. Tracks include "Dancing In The Dark", "Always", "Little Lulu", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Everything Happens To Me", and "For Heaven's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing – in beautiful shape!)

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✨✧ Bill EvansTurn Out The Stars – Live At Ronnie Scott's ... CD
Dreyfus, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansUnknown Sessions ... LP
Riverside (Japan), 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Never-issued early 60s material from Billy Evans – and featuring a very unusual group, with Zoot Sims on tenor, Jim Hall on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. The set includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Jim HallUndercurrent ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary set from the team of guitarist Jim Hall and pianist Bill Evans – both already wonderful players on their own, but really hitting a magical sort of space here together! The record is a classic in understatement – the inevitable meeting of two players who'd both made a career out of saying more with less – and both Evans and Hall manage to make this special sort of sound when working together in such a space – spare, but never short on ideas – filled with color and tone, but never overdone. The tracks are long and dreamy, and the piano/guitar lines seem to float in the air, suspended on naught but idea and imagination. Titles include a very nice version of "Skating In Central Park", plus "Dream Gypsy", "Romain", and "Darn That Dream". CD includes four previously unissued tracks – "Stairway To The Stars", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", and alternate takes of "Romain" and "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An open-ended live date from Bill Evans – recorded at the auspicious venue of Town Hall, but recorded with a warmth that matches Evans' smaller club sessions of the 60s! The sound here is possibly a bit more focused and direct than some of the moodier, mellower Evans live records – well pointed at the start, but then moving into some gentler chromatic modes as the set moves on – all with gentle accompaniment from Chuck Israels on bass and Arnold Wise on drums. Titles include trio versions of "I Should Care", "Spring Is Here", 'Who Can I Turn To" and "Make Someone Happy" – then Evans takes a 13 minute solo turn, dedicating a suite to the memory of his father! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Bill Evans At Town Hall Volume One ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansExplorations (20 bit remaster with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Bill Evans trio with Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – a near-perfect lineup that forever raise the bar for jazz piano expression! The title here is certainly apt – because even though many of the tunes are shortish, Evans has a sense of exploration in the way he's approaching the keys – one that still retains some of the lyrically rhythmic traces of his first few records – but which also glides forth into territory that was virtually untapped on record for the time. The revolution here is so subtle, it's easy to miss from the perspective of our generation – but give it a few listens, and the record will open up beautifully! Titles include "Israel", "Haunted Heart", "Elsa", "Nardis", and "I Wish I Knew". 2 bonus tracks "Beautiful Love (take 1)" & "The Boy Next Door". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansExplorations (plus bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Bill Evans trio with Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – a near-perfect lineup that forever raise the bar for jazz piano expression! The title here is certainly apt – because even though many of the tunes are shortish, Evans has a sense of exploration in the way he's approaching the keys – one that still retains some of the lyrically rhythmic traces of his first few records – but which also glides forth into territory that was virtually untapped on record for the time. The revolution here is so subtle, it's easy to miss from the perspective of our generation – but give it a few listens, and the record will open up beautifully! Titles include "Israel", "Haunted Heart", "Elsa", "Nardis", and "I Wish I Knew". CD features 2 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Bill EvansHis Last Concert In Germany ... CD
West Wind (Germany), 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansHomecoming – Live At Southeastern Louisiana University 1979 ... CD
Milestone, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bill Evans returns to his alma mater – playing a live set at Southern Louisiana University in the late years of his career – recorded in a way that's quite different from some of his other concert sets of the time! There's a nice amount of echo in the recording – so you really have a strong feel for the room – Bill's lines stretching out beautifully in space, filling the room with waves of sound that might be more at home on the ECM label, especially given Evans' laidback playing at points. Trio members include Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – and titles include "Very Early", "Turn Out The Stars", "MASH", "Re Person I Knew", "Midnight Mood", and "Minha". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansKoln Concert 1976 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1972/1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A live date from Bill Evans – but a very nicely recorded one, and a session that sparkles with some of the best energy of other 70s trio dates! Despite the fact that Evans was hardly recording at all in 1976, the session's got a great deal of warmth and joy – and still a tremendous amount of that uniquely lyrical Evans approach to the keys of the piano. Tracks are long, and open up with some nice intensity – thanks in part to always-great bass work from Eddie Gomez, who rounds out the tunes with a nice bottom tone – freeing up drummer Eliot Zigmund to dance around the drum kit a bit more. Titles include "Time Remembered", "Morning Glory", "34 Skidoo", "Sugar Plum", "Sareen Jurer", and "Turn Out The Stars". CD also features 3 more bonus tracks – also recorded well – from a 1972 date in Milan. The group features Gomez on bass and Marty Morrell on drums – and titles include "How My Heart Sings", "Time Remembered", and "Twelve Toned Tune". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansLast Waltz (8CD box set) ... CD
Milestone, 1978/1979. Used 8 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansLive At Lulu White's 1979 ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansLive In Ottawa 1974 ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1972/1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare Canadian performance from Bill Evans – recorded at Camp Fortune in Ottawa in 1974, and different than the set previously issued on the Blue In Green CD! The setting is personal and intimate, with all the best lyrical touches of Evans at this great point in his career – and the recording quality is quite strong too, apparently done for radio, with a clarity that brings out some of the richest colors and tones from Bill's piano. Bass is by Eddie Gomez and drums by Marty Morrell – but there's a spare, almost solo approach on most numbers – especially as Bill's just getting started. Titles include "Beautiful Love", "Time Remembered", "Elsa", "Sugar Plum", "Midnight Mood", and "Morning Glory". CD also features 4 more bonus tracks from a September, 1972 TV performance in New York – played by the same group, on tracks that include "How My Heart Sings", "Gloria's Step", "Time Remembered", and "My Romance". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansQuintessence ... CD
Fantasy, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
70s work from Evans, caught not in his typical solo or trio setting, but in an all star quintet that recalls his excellent Interplay sides. Evans is joined by Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown and Philly Joe Jones who offset Evans' contemplative approach beautifully here. 5 numbers in all, including 'Sweet Dulcinea", "Martina", "Second Time Around", "A Child Is Born" and "Bass Face". Includes the bonus track "Nobody Else But Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansWaltz For Debby (20 bit remaster – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both players who could shake free from conventional rhythmic roles in a piano trio, yet who also support Evans' lyrically modal playing here beautifully! The tracks are a bit longer than Bill's studio sides from the time, allowing for even more magical interplay on the keys – and titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", "Detour Ahead", "My Romance", "Some Other Time", and "Milestones". Features bonus tracks – "Porgy", plus alternates of "Waltz For Debby", "My Romance", and "Detour Ahead". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansWaltz For Debby (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both players who could shake free from conventional rhythmic roles in a piano trio, yet who also support Evans' lyrically modal playing here beautifully! The tracks are a bit longer than Bill's studio sides from the time, allowing for even more magical interplay on the keys – and titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", "Detour Ahead", "My Romance", "Some Other Time", and "Milestones". CD features 4 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansWe Will Meet Again ... CD
Warner, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few larger group Bill Evans sessions from the later years – an album that features sax and flute from Larry Schneider and trumpet from Tom Harrell – in addition to core trio instrumentation from Bill on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Joe LaBarbera on drums. The added horns really make the session sparkle – and although those players aren't on every number in the record, when they do show up they really help change the sound nicely from overly familiar Evans trio modes. Bill plays a bit of electric piano on the set – especially beautifully on the track "Only Child" – and other titles include "Comrade Conrad", "Peri's Scope", "We Will Meet Again", "Bill's Hit Tune", "Laurie", "Five", and "For All We Know". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available We Will Meet Again ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio – Live August 9, 1980 – Norway – The Molde Concerts ... LP
Somethin Cool (Japan), 1980. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Late live work from the legendary Bill Evans – and a wonderful demonstration of the way he kept on growing over the years, even in this final stretch of his time on the planet! Evans plays here in a very well-recorded setting – a double-lengthy concert recorded by Norwegian Broadcasting – with a trio that features Mark Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – both wonderfully subtle players who really let Bill take the lead! Evans works here with these angular blocks of color and tone – almost a nod back to all the folks who'd been influenced by him and emerged in the 70s – as a display that Evans can still see these shapes clearer than anyone else, and put them together in a sublime tapestry of sound with effortless ease! Things are plenty tuneful throughout – but served up with this core approach that's breathtaking – and which makes even the final years of Evans such a revelation. Titles include "Tiffany", "MASH", "Up With The Lark", "But Beautiful", "Knit For Mary F", "Nardis", and "Your Story". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill Evans5 Original Albums (Explorations/Waltz For Debby/Moonbeams/Interplay/At Shelly's Manne Hole) (5CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A great package – 5 wonderful albums from Bill Evans, all in tiny LP-styled sleeves! Explorations features the Bill Evans trio with Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – a near-perfect lineup that forever raise the bar for jazz piano expression! The title here is certainly apt – because even though many of the tunes are shortish, Evans has a sense of exploration in the way he's approaching the keys – one that still retains some of the lyrically rhythmic traces of his first few records – but which also glides forth into territory that was virtually untapped on record for the time. The revolution here is so subtle, it's easy to miss from the perspective of our generation – but give it a few listens, and the record will open up beautifully! Titles include "Israel", "Haunted Heart", "Elsa", "Nardis", and "I Wish I Knew". Waltz For Debby is an incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both players who could shake free from conventional rhythmic roles in a piano trio, yet who also support Evans' lyrically modal playing here beautifully! The tracks are a bit longer than Bill's studio sides from the time, allowing for even more magical interplay on the keys – and titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", "Detour Ahead", "My Romance", "Some Other Time", and "Milestones". Moonbeams is a very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". Interplay is a rare quintet outing for Evans – one that breaks the mode of the usual trio format by adding in Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Jim Hall on guitar – alongside rhythm players Percy Heath on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – already a unique enough match for Evans' talents! The pairing of Evans and Hall has been beautifully documented on other records – and sounds equally great here – but the real treat is Freddie Hubbard's horn, which often lays back on most of the tracks, then bursts in with a brashness that really ignites some of the tunes! Titles include "When You Wish Upon A Star", "You & The Night & The Music", "I'll Never Smile again", "You Go To My Head" and the Evans original, "Interplay". At Shelly's Manne Hole is a great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansLive In Tokyo (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great live date from Bill Evans – one of his essential sides of the 70s, even if you've already got a bunch of other Evans live material! We know what you're thinking: "Do I have this one? Seems to be a lot of tunes here that I've got on other Evans recordings." But take it from us, this set's a real winner – beautifully recorded despite a larger venue performance in Tokyo – and captured with all the grace, poise, and gentle-flowing genius of Evans in his best better-known live dates – a real antidote to some of the other 70s live albums that might have been better left unissued. Everyone's at the top of their game here – Eddie Gomez on bass with those round warm tones, Marty Morrell on drums with his simple spare rhythms, and Evans himself with a sound that's bold then quiet then bold then soft – beautiful throughout, and really setting fire. Titles include "My Romance", "Yesterday I Heard The Rain", "Mornin Glory", "Up With The Lark", "When Autumn Comes", "TTTT", "Gloria's Step", and "Hullo Bolinas". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Tokyo Concert ... CD 5.99

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Egil KapstadEpilog – Bill Evans In Memoriam ... LP
Nopa (Norway), 1984. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Way more than just a tribute to Bill Evans in the usual trio mode – as the group here is led by Norwegian pianist Egil Kapstad, but is a quartet with Bjorn Johansen on tenor, Bjorn Alterhaug on bass, and Egil Johansen on drums – with guest vocals from Sheila Jordan, and work by a string quartet too. The set features one long composition – the beautiful "Epilog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light splitting on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)
 
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Bill PottsJazz Soul Of Porgy & Bess ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
A stone cooker – and one of the best versions of Porgy & Bess recorded in a jazz format! It's a slightly-forgotten fact that at the time of the big late 50s film version of Porgy & Bess, there was a bit of trouble with the soundtrack – so the market was flooded with other versions of Gershwin's score in a hope to fill the void. This is one of the best of that bunch – a very well-done set of tunes arranged and conducted by Bill Potts, recorded with a strong set of soloists that include Al Cohn, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Charlie Shavers, Bob Brookmeyer, and Harry Edison. Tracks are the usual batch of Porgy & Bess numbers – "I Loves You Porgy", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "My Man's Gone Now", "A Woman Is A Sometimes Thing", "Summertime" – all woven together wonderfully in a rich tapestry of sound, with some particularly evocative solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe limited edition pressing, #A 8, with booklet. Cover has a half split top seam and some surface wear.)

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Cannonball AdderleyBest Of Cannonball Adderley (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Pre-soul jazz years for Cannonball – with players who include Milt Jackson or Victor Feldman on vibes, Nat Adderley on cornet, Bill Evans or Wynton Kelly on piano, and Percy Heath or Sam Jones on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyWhat I Mean (Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus/Know What I Mean?) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Like so many Milestone 2-fers from the 70s, this set combines two excellent 60s hard bop LPs into one nice set! Both sides feature Adderley's trademark soul jazz hard bop hybrid, but in contexts that add a twist to the settings you might otherwise have heard Cannonball in. The first album's a quintet side featuring brother Nat, Wynton Kelly, Victor Feldman, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes with Feldman playing vibes on the tracks that feature Kelly, piano on the ones that don't – and includes "Arriving Soon", "New Delhi", "Winetone", and "Lisa". Cannonball's soulful alto meets the cerebral piano of Bill Evans in a more stripped down setting, with the group filled out by Percy Heath and Connie Kay, for a set that's filled with surprises, and some nice modal moments. The set includes versions of two of Evans' tracks – "Waltz For Debby" and "Know What I Mean?" – plus nice moody takes on other material, like John Lewis' "Venice", Clifford Jordan's "Toy", and Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Chris AndersonInverted Image ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An obscure trio side from under-recorded Chicago pianist Chris Anderson – who plays here with Bill Lee and either Walter Perkins or Philly Joe Jones on drums, in a trio that made the core of the rhythm section on Frank Strozier's excellent Jazzland date, Long Night. The group is in fine form here, running through both standards and originals, and though Anderson's name isn't as well known as many other pianists, it ought to be, and he was no stranger to other Windy City jazz greats such as Johnny Griffin. Imagine a cross between Bill Evans and Elmo Hope, and you might get a picture of where he's coming from, though Anderson's voice is all his own, weaving some nice sinuous lines on a set that leans heavily on ballads here, including "You'd Be Nice To Come Home To", "My Funny Valentine" and the originals "See You Saturday" – and "Inverted Image", the title track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Chet BakerPlays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, and even some piano from Bill Evans! LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (20 bit remaster) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Chet BakerPlays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... $6.99
With Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, and even some piano from Bill Evans! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe ... LP 14.99

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Kenny BurrellHandcrafted ... LP
Muse, 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
An obscure little session from Kenny Burrell – recorded at the end of the 70s, and with a very laidback feel! The set was produced by Helen Keane, who'd done some of Bill Evans' greatest sets – and who had a real ear for the mellower side of the jazz spectrum. And for the record, she's got Kenny playing in a trio format that's very spacious – with only gentle accompaniment from Reggie Johnson on bass and Sherman Ferguson on drums, and most of the sound on the set coming from the strings of Kenny's guitar. Following in the gentle spirit of the set, Kenny even plays an acoustic guitar on 2 numbers – making for a very different sound than usual. Some tracks are quite long, really letting Kenny open up on his solos – and titles include "So Little Time", "All Blues", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "You & The Night & The Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Muse pressing. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Kenny BurrellHandcrafted (American Jazz & Blues History Vol 55) ... LP
Tobacco Road (Germany), 1978. Sealed ... $8.99
An obscure little session from Kenny Burrell – recorded at the end of the 70s, and with a very laidback feel! The set was produced by Helen Keane, who'd done some of Bill Evans' greatest sets – and who had a real ear for the mellower side of the jazz spectrum. And for the record, she's got Kenny playing in a trio format that's very spacious – with only gentle accompaniment from Reggie Johnson on bass and Sherman Ferguson on drums, and most of the sound on the set coming from the strings of Kenny's guitar. Following in the gentle spirit of the set, Kenny even plays an acoustic guitar on 2 numbers – making for a very different sound than usual. Some tracks are quite long, really letting Kenny open up on his solos – and titles include "So Little Time", "All Blues", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "You & The Night & The Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisJazz Track – Frantic ... CD
Fontana/Jazz Beat (Spain), 1957/1958. Used ... $11.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good ... $119.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove, 1AG/1AJ. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Kind Of Blue (mono) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (mono) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.98
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album
(On 180 gram vinyl as well!)
Also available Kind Of Blue ... LP 119.99

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue (Original Master Recording) – 2LP 180 gram 45 RPM ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Sealed 2LP Box Set ... $79.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edititon #16884.)

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Miles DavisMakin' Wax – Original Concert Performances 1953 to 1958 ... LP
Chakra, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
That's a 70s image of Miles Davis on the cover – but the set features broadcast performances from Birdland and Cafe Bohemia in the 50s – including one group with Sahib Shihab on baritone, another with John Coltrane on tenor and Bill Evans on piano, and another with Sonny Rollins on tenor and Red Garland on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(In a pink-tinted cover – in great shape!)

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Jack DeJohnetteNew Directions ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A seminal statement from drummer Jack DeJohnette – a musician who'd already made a pretty big impact in the years before this set – but who really seemed to take off with his New Directions group on ECM! Every player in the lineup is a key sonic pioneer on their instrument – John Abercrombie on guitar, with his great sense of color and tone – Eddie Gomez on bass, with that soundshaping ability he developed with Bill Evans – trumpeter Lester Bowie, really finding a voice here away from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – and drummer DeJohnette, beautifully set free in territory far beyond standard rhythm! The mix of all four musicians is wonderful – and still quite fresh after all these years, despite how many folks might have tried to copy the approach – on titles that include "Dream Stalker", "Where Or Wayne", "Silver Hollow", "One Handed Woman", and "Bayou Fever". CD

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✨✧ Art FarmerInteraction ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A magnificent set from the team of Art Farmer and Jim Hall – one of those rare pairings in jazz that somehow comes off sounding even way better than the sum of its parts – and that's saying a lot, given that the parts here are already pretty darn great! Farmer's flugelhorn and Hall's guitar create these wonderful shapes in sound – softly coming together with a vibe that's very modern, yet also soulful – gently swinging while still experimenting – with a combination that's completely wonderful! Think of Bob Brookmeyer and Clark Terry, or Bill Evans and Jim Hall – and you'll be somewhere in the territory of these magically unique sounds – augmented with some gentle rhythm work by Steve Swallow on bass and Walter Perkins on drums. Titles include "By Myself", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Sometime Ago", and "My Kinda Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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Art FarmerModern Art ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session was recorded at a time when he was making a fair bit of appearances in various rhythm sections for horn players (like Miles Davis) – and although this role in Evans' career was a short one, it yielded some amazingly beautiful moments, as you'll hear on this album. Art's brother Addison plays bass, and Dave Bailey rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Cold Breeze", "Mox Nix", "Jubilation", and "Fair Weather". Originally recorded for United Artists, but reissued here by Blue Note. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan with Helen MerrillTommy Flanagan Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $28.99
An obscure 70s trio session from pianist Tommy Flanagan – and one that really gets at the full depths of his lyrical talents on the keys! As the title implies, the session features Tommy working through a host of Harold Arlen standards – all familiar numbers, but performed here with a fluid grace that's completely sublime – a gentle soul that almost has echoes of some of the later work of Bill Evans, but a bit more of a sense of presence overall. The trio features George Mraz on bass and Connie Kay on drums – but many passages just have Flanagan's piano gliding along on its own, magically setting the pace for the tunes before the rhythm even comes into the mix. Helen Merrill guests on vocals on a version of "Last Night When We Were Young" – and other tunes include "Out Of This World", "Sleepin Bee", "Ill Wind", "My Shining Hour", and "Get Happy". Produced by Helen Merrill, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Eddie GomezDown Stretch ... LP
Blackhawk, 1972. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Bassist Eddie Gomez hardly ever has a down stretch – especially given all the creative combinations he's worked in over the years – and this rare 70s album from Japan is more of a high point than anything "down" at all! The record's a trio date, with killer work on Fender Rhodes and piano from Takehiro Honda – who's easily one of our favorite Japanese pianists of the time, and a musician who really brings a different sort of energy to the record than some of Gomez's other sessions with piano players, especially Bill Evans. Drummer Elliot Zigmund is also nicely creative, too – really working the kit in unusual ways, and often staying back a bit so that Eddie can get some wonderful space in the lead, especially at the start of some of the songs. The whole thing's great – an overlooked moment of genius from Gomez – and titles include "Caprice", "Half Life", "Blues E", "Dream Passage", and "Down Stretch". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing – a nice copy!)

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Eddie HarrisThat Is Why You're Overweight ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Eddie continues the funky groove begun on Instant Funk, and smoothed out over albums like I Need Some Money – and although jazz fans probably gave him hell for going this way, we think this is actually a pretty darn great album! The record takes all of Eddie's experimentation with groovy styles from the early 70s, and filters it through some tighter playing that actually makes the groove a lot more compelling than before. A number of the tracks have vocals, almost in a humorous Bill Cosby mode – but in a way that also preserves the party feel of the cuts. Players include Bobby Lyle, Paul Humphrey, Buck Clarke, and Bradley Bobo – and one Chicago-recorded track features a great assortment from older years that includes Muhal Abrams, Odell Brown, Marshapp Thompson, Willie Henderson, and Richard Evans. Titles include "Tryin Ain't Dyin", "Ooh", "Exempt", "Live Again", "Flowers", "Why Do You Hurt Me", and "It's All Right Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Bobby Hutcherson, Karin Krog, Archie SheppLive At The Festival ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1970/1972/1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A very interesting batch of tracks – one tune apiece by each of the artists named in the title, recorded between the years 1970 and 1973 at the Festival Ljublijana, in Yugoslavia. Bill Evans performs a long, and straight reading of Miles Davis' "Nardis" with a trio that includes Eddie Gomez on bass and Tony Oxly on drums; Karin Krog sings a spare version of "Round Midnight", with only the bass of Arild Andersen for accompaniment; and Archie Shepp blows freely on a version of Grachan Moncur III's "Sonny's Back", in a group with Dave Burrell, Don Garrett, and Muhammad Ali. Perhaps the most striking track, though, is "The Creators" by Bobby Hutcherson – played with his group that included Harold Land and Hal Galper, and performed in an 18 minute reading that builds beautifully, into the dancing soul jazz sound that was Hutcherson's best contribution to jazz at the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and split top seam.)

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Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". CD
Also available But Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP 19.99

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Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing, with deep groove.)
Also available But Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Keith JarrettStandards Live ... CD
ECM, 1985. Used ... $5.99
After the success of Jarrett's Standards Trio recording, he revisits the format with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette – the first ever live recordings of this incredible trio in action! Like the studio recordings, this set features roomy, lyrical readings of standards, in a way, reminiscent of classic Bill Evans approaches to similar material – with a relaxed, moody spin on the proceedings. The tried-and-true material is given fresh life by the players, who roll from a looser dynamic with each player having their moments, to some tighter interplay in the heart of the tunes – and the appreciative French audience helping with the mood! 6 numbers: "Stella By Starlight", "The Wrong Blues", "Falling In Love With Love", "To Young To Go Steady", "The Way You Look tonight" and "The Old Country". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mieczyslaw KoszMieczyslaw Kosz – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 10 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99
Here's a pianist you probably don't know at all – and one you definitely can't pronounce – but we bet you'll really be loving the music of Mieczyslaw Kosz after you've heard this set of solo performances for Polish radio from the late 60s! Kosz has a style that's somewhat conventional, but also hints at some of the new lyricism that was opening in the music of late 60s American players like Steve Kuhn or the young Keith Jarrett – kind of the immediate influence of Bill Evans, but already going somewhere else – especially with the sense of many vectors of music that seem to flow effortlessly from Mieczyslaw's hands. There's a number of original tunes in the set, but even the familiar tunes are very fresh – and the recording quality is excellent throughout. Titles include "Rosemary's Baby", "Les Parapluies De Cherbourg", "Illusion", "Before The Storm", "It's Late", "Question", "Yesterday", "Laura", and "Departure". CD

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Le ScottLe Scott's Post Bop Opera ... LP
Theatre For The Evolving Arts, Late 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
A wild and wonderful hippy theatrical approach to jazz! The tracks are kind of theatrical interpretations of jazz work by Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, and others – performed by a jazz group that includes trumpeter Wallace Roney, flautist Le Scott, and a number of different vocalists under the direction of Marie Goodman Hunter. Tracks are whimsical versions of familiar jazz numbers – like "Giant Steps", "Pithecanthropus Erectus", "Solar", "Peace", and "St Thomas" – plus a few others that deal with jazz themes – like "L'Ornette In The Sky" and "Nightime In The Craters". All titles feature jazz playing with some spoken bits and sung bits – kind of in the mode of some of the more ambitious soul jazz expressions of the 70s – but not as soulful, and a bit goofy at times. LP, Vinyl record album

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George RussellEzz-Thetic (RCA) ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
French reissue of a nice little set from Russell – not to be confused with the Riverside LP with a similar title. Not as arch-modern as some of his later work, with strong playing in kind of that east coast chamber jazz mode that you'd find in some of the other RCA sides of the time. Players include Art Farmer, Hal McKusick, Bill Evans, Barry Galbraith, and Joe Harris – and the tracks are mostly originals, written with slight touches of whimsy, but less of the indulgence on that front as you'd hear on west coast material. Titles include "Witch Hunt", "The Sad Sargeant", "Ballad Of Hix Blewitt", "Knights of The Steamtable", "Jack's Blues", and "Night Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(French "RCA Masters" series pressing.)

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George RussellJazz Workshop – Reissued By Request ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
Very hip early work from George Russell – a set that's maybe not as high-concept as some of his later records, but which still has a strikingly modern vibe! Russell's trying out some of his new tonal ideas here – and has a group that's very well-chosen for the project – with Art Farmer on trumpet, Hal McKusick on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar – all players with just the right sort of color in their tone, able to illustrate George's ideas but still bring a bit of personality to the mix as well. Titles are mostly originals, written with slight touches of whimsy, but less of the indulgence on that front as you'd hear on west coast material – and tracks include "Witch Hunt", "The Sad Sargeant", "Ballad Of Hix Blewitt", "Knights of The Steamtable", "Jack's Blues", and "Night Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(US mono black label pressing. Cover has some wear and tape along the top seam.)
 
 
 



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