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✨✧ Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans On Verve ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "Spartacus Love Theme", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Grandfather's Waltz", "How Deep Is The Ocean?", "Who Can I Turn To?", "Beautiful Love", "My Man's Gone Now", "Only Child", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "A Time For Love", and "Autumn Leaves". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
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

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Bill EvansBlue In Green – The Concert In Canada ... CD
Milestone, 1974. Used ... $8.99
A well-recorded 1974 set, done for Canadian radio – with Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morell on drums! CD
(Promotional stamp on CD, back cover of booklet has a small date in pen.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansConsecration – The Final Recordings Part 2 Live At Keystone Korner (8CD set) ... CD
Fantasy/Milestone, 1980. Used 8CD ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a week before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and instead, Evans is a master of imagination, phrasing, and timing – working with his superb late trio that features Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums – and further opening up tunes we've already heard him open up before – leaving us breathless all over again, at that level that makes Bill Evans live material maybe even more important to understanding his genius than his studio material! CD
(Out of print and in fantastic shape!!!)

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✨✧ Bill EvansConsecration 1 – The Last ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1980. Used ... $11.99
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a week before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and instead, Evans is a master of imagination, phrasing, and timing – working with his superb late trio that features Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums – and further opening up tunes we've already heard him open up before – leaving us breathless all over again, at that level that makes Bill Evans live material maybe even more important to understanding his genius than his studio material! Tracks include "Emily", "Two Lonely People", "Knit For Mary F", "Polka Dots & Monbeams", "You & The Night & The Music", and "Re Person I Knew". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansConversations With Myself ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print Verve Master edition.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansConversations With Myself (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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" – plus two non-LP bonus tracks. CD
(Earlier jewel case pressing.)
Also available Conversations With Myself ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansEmergence ... CD
Five Four (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... $8.99
A nice little collection of hip mid 50s early work by pianist Bill Evans – featuring several of his earliest cuts as leader, plus stellar support work with guitarist Dick Garcia, arranger George Russell, vocalist Lucy Reed and clarinetist Tony Scott! The varied nature of the compiled tracks provides a pretty nice and stylistically deep sampler – including some straighter bop styled numbers, a really adventurous and hypnotic handful of tunes behind leader Dick Garcia, a moody approach underneath vocalist Lucy Reed, and his nimble early pedigree as a leader. Titles include "Kimona My House", Like Someone In Love" and "Ev'ry Night About This Time" with Dick Garcia, "Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub", "Ballad Of Hicks Blewitt", "Ezz-thetic" and more with the George Russell Smalltet, "Baltimore" with Lucy Reed, "Aeolian Drinking Song", "Deep Purple", "Round About Midnight" with the Tony Scott Quartet, "Five" and "Displacement" with Bill Evans as the leader – plus an unaccompanied run of his seminal "Waltz For Debbie". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansEvans In England – Live At Ronnie Scotts ... CD
Resonance, 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 18.99
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 EvansInner Spirit – The 1979 Concert At The Teatro General San Martin, Buenos Aires ... CD
Resonance, 1979. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 26.99
A very late live set from the legendary Bill Evans, and a great one too – a set that captures the pianist in all his spare, subtle glory – working with just the right sort of accompaniment from Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums! Both Marc and Joe are players who really helped Evans recapture some of his glory in the final years of his life – and Johnson's sense of soundshaping is especially great here, as he almost seems to wrap around Evans' beautifully sensitive notes on the piano – providing a very different sort of accompaniment than Bill had from bassist Eddie Gomez. Tracks are often nice and long, and have a really special sort of live magic – that sort that makes us feel like we can never get enough of Bill Evans concert recordings. Titles include "Nardis", "Minha", "Up With The Lark", "Letter To Evan", "Turn Out The Stars", "I Do It For Your Love", "MASH", "Laurie", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Bill EvansLetter To Evan – Live At Ronnie Scott's ... CD
Dreyfus (France), 1980. Used ... $14.99
Features Bill Evans on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Joe Labarbera on drums. Tracks include "Emily", "Knit For Mary", "Days Of Wine And Roses", "Your Story", "My Man's Gone Now", and "Letter To Evan". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansLive At Keystone Korner 1980 Vol 3 ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a month before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and instead, Evans is a master of imagination, phrasing, and timing – working with his superb late trio that features Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums – and further opening up tunes we've already heard him open up before – leaving us breathless all over again, at that level that makes Bill Evans live material maybe even more important to understanding his genius than his studio material! Titles on this third volume include "Tiffany", "Knit For Mary F", "My Romance", "Your Story", "I Do It For Your Love", and "Re:Person I Knew". CD

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Bill EvansLive At Keystone Korner 1980 Vol 4 ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99 About May 18, 2022 (delayed)
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a month before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and instead, Evans is a master of imagination, phrasing, and timing – working with his superb late trio that features Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums – and further opening up tunes we've already heard him open up before – leaving us breathless all over again, at that level that makes Bill Evans live material maybe even more important to understanding his genius than his studio material! CD

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Bill EvansNew Jazz Conceptions ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... $6.99
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". CD

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Bill EvansOn A Friday Evening ... CD
Craft, 1973. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Beautiful live work from Bill Evans – issued here for the first time, and the kind of special concert that really makes a great addition to his classic catalog! Bill Evans live can really be something wonderful – and that's definitely the case here, as he makes this personal magic with the keys of the piano – Evans-esque balancing of silence and sound, with painterly colors that always feel natural and organic, never forced – like Bill's fingertips are just spreading out, and channeling sound through the instrument! Rhythm is from Eddie Gomez on bass and Elliot Zigmund on drums – both players whose work here goes far past the conventional – and titles include "Sareen Jurer", "Sugar Plum", "Two Lonely People", "TTT", "Up With The Lark", "Blue Serge", and "Nardis". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansParis Concert – Edition One (Blue Note pressing) ... CD
Elektra/Blue Note, 1979. Used ... $4.99
Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too hard, but letting each tune unfold organically in waves of sound few other players could conjure up! Trio musicians include Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – and titles on this first volume include "Quiet Now", "My Romance", "Noelle's Theme", "I Loves You Porgy", and "Up With The Lark". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansParis Concert – Edition Two ... CD
Blue Note/Elektra, 1979. Used ... $9.99
Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too hard, but letting each tune unfold organically in waves of sound few other players could conjure up! Trio musicians include Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – and titles on this second volume include "Nardis", "Laurie", "34 Skidoo", "Letter To Evan", and "Gary's Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansPortrait In Jazz ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $4.99
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 alternate takes of "Autumn Leaves" and "Blue In Green". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansPortraiture ... CD
BYG/Fuel 2000, 1972. Used ... $4.99
Bill Evans on piano with Eddie Gomez on bass, and Marty Morell on drums. CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through traycard.)

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Bill EvansQuintessence ... CD
Fantasy, 1977. Used ... $4.99
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.)
Also available Quintessence ... CD 6.99

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Bill EvansQuintessence ... CD
Fantasy/OJC/ZYX (Germany), 1977. Used ... $6.99
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.)
Also available Quintessence ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansRiverside Profiles ... CD
Riverside, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Includes the songs "Blue In Green", "Waltz For Debby", "Isn't It Romantic", "My Man's Gone Now", "How My Heart Sings", "Israel", "Re: Person I Knew", "Speak Low", "Interplay", and "Peace Piece". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansSesjun Radio Shows Vol 1 – Dutch Radio Sessions ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Sublime live work from the great Bill Evans – two different radio performances from the 70s, both of them great! The first half might be the most notable – as the set just features the bass of Eddie Gomez alongside Bill's piano – a pairing we love so much, and which sounds so incredible, we don't even miss the drums at all – because Eddie's got such an inherent sense of rhythm that he fits perfectly with Evans' stunning approach to the piano – on titles that include "Two Lonely People", "Some Other Time", "Up With The Lark", and "TTT". Drummer Elliot Zigmund joins the duo on the second half of the set – but as with his other great work with the trio during the decade, he's a master of understatement – and still really lets Gomez and Evans control the flow – especially Bill, who often begins tunes in a way that feels as if he's not even going to wait for the others to join in! Titles include "Sareen Jurer", "Blue Serge", "Sugar Plum", and "Morning Glory". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Bill EvansSome Other Time – The Lost Session From The Black Forest ... CD
Resonance, 1968. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Never-heard studio work from the great Bill Evans – not another one of those many (and great) live performances from overseas – but a well-conceived, beautifully recorded set of tracks that were done for MPS Records in their famous studios in the Black Forest! The group here is Evans sublime trio with the great Eddie Gomez on bass and a young Jack DeJohnette on drums – perfect players for completely reworking the sound of the jazz piano trio, with all the new ideas that Bill had bursting forth at the time – and this material is the only studio session by the group, recorded right after their famous live appearance at Montreux in 1968 (documented on a well-known album on Verve.) The set's a double-length outing – recorded with the kind of crisp, clear sound that MPS brought to its other classic piano albums of the time by artists like Hampton Hawes or Tete Montoliu. The whole thing's wonderful – and Gomez has a wonderful presence in the mix – as the trio really shines on titles that include "Wonder Why", "Green Dolphin Street", "These Foolish Things", "Walkin Up", "Turn Out The Stars", "Very Early", "You Go To My Head", "Lover Man", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $4.99
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. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Bill EvansTrio '65 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 38.99 On June 17, 2022
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
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series – heavy cover and vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 17.

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Bill EvansTurn Out The Stars – Live At Ronnie Scott's ... CD
Dreyfus, 1980. Used ... $9.99
A trio date with Marc Johnson on bass a Joe Labarbera on drums. Tracks include "Laurie", "My Romance", "Turn Out The Stars", and "But Beautiful" – 7 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansUltimate Bill Evans ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Funkallero", "Angel Face", "Jazz Samba", "Time For Love", and "Round Midnight" – 13 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansWaltz For Debby (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $2.99
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
(BMG music club pressing, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $4.99
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. Booklet has a few age spots.)

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... CD
Warner/Craft, 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99 On June 3, 2022
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
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 3.
Also available You Must Believe In Spring ... CD 4.99

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Craft, 1977. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $39.99 41.99 On June 3, 2022
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". LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 3.
Also available You Must Believe In Spring ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy/Simple Matter Of Conviction ... CD
Verve, 1962/1966. Used ... $8.99
A pair of great Bill Evans albums for Verve – both a very good fit together! The cover of Empathy co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s work for Verve! The sound is often a bit stronger, somewhat bolder – and although Manne's not a monster on the drums, he does have a way of directing the tunes that's a bit different than some of Evans' other piano-led albums. Bass is by Monty Budwig, who's nicely sensitive to the talents of both players – and there's almost an equally-weighted melodic feel to all three elements of the trio – which really rounds out the record nicely. Titles include "The Washington Twist", "Danny Boy", "Let's Go Back To The Waltz", "With A Song In My Heart", "Goodbye", and "I Believe In You". Simple Matter Of Conviction is a 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". CD

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Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On December 31, 2022
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
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series! Street date TBA.)
Also available Bill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
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! CD features bonus tracks – "Beautiful Love", "My Foolish Heart", and "One For Helen". CD

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✨✧ Tony Bennett/Bill EvansTony Bennett/Bill Evans Album (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Fantasy/Mobile Fidelity, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you've ever doubted the real jazz sensibility of Tony Bennett, then this is an album to change your mind – because Tony's working here in a marvelously unadorned setting – with only the piano of Bill Evans to back him up! The record's a rare gem from years after Bennett was cracking the pop charts, but was willing to pull back to the jazz of his roots – and the session's equally rare for Evans, who rarely worked with vocalists at this point in his career. The simplicity of the album is its strength – and together, the pair really sound tremendous – slightly faltering at times, but in a way that exposes a sense of humanity you might not find in other records, especially those by Bennett. Titles include "When In Rome", "Some Other Time", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", and "Young & Foolish". LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful 80s pressing, with heavy inner sleeve!)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBig Fun ... CD
ESC, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
James Genus on electric bass, Manolo Badrena on percussion and vocals, Lew Soloff on trumpet, Conrad Herwig on trombone, and Bill Evans on sax. CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans (20 bit remaster) ... 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! CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansHis Last Concert In Germany ... CD
West Wind (Germany), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late Bill Evans – with Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums! 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 EvansPortrait In Jazz (SACD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 2 bonus tracks! CD
(2003 hybrid SACD pressing. Please note the tray card has been trimmed at top and bottom, has a piece of clear tape, is missing one spine, and has a bit glue on the inside – all cosmetic, and booklet and disc are great. Priced accordingly.)
Also available Portrait In Jazz ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice 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. 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has a corner bend, with a hint of faint staining along the opening & corner.)
Also available You Must Believe In Spring ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Jim HallUndercurrent ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, in the textured gatefold cover – pre-grey label. Matrix 1A/1A. Gatefold cover has clear tape on the spine, and a small bump in one corner – but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Bill Evans, Lennie Tristano, Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, & OthersPiano Summit ... LP
Musica Jazz (Italy), 1965. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features live performances never on record! Also includes work by Jaki Byard and John Lewis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with bonus Musica Jazz magazine, with Enrico Rava on the cover.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansAutumn Leaves ... LP
Lotus (Italy), 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Live session with Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morell on drums. Titles include "Emily", 'Sleeping Bee", "Alfie", "Who Can I Turn To", "Very Early", "Round About Midnight", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansLive At Ronnie Scott's – With Eddie Gomez & Jack DeJohnette ... CD
Resonance, 1968. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever release of a Bill Evans concert recorded at Ronnie Scotts in London – a place where he cut other work in other years, but maybe not at a level like this! The group is wonderful – Bill's budding relationship with the bassist Eddie Gomez, who was bringing a richness to the Evans piano that even previous players didn't reach – and who was also establishing the bass as as an important voice in the trio as Bill's piano! The drummer is Jack DeJohnette – a player who's just finding his voice in jazz, but a perfect choice for the others here – as the group handles material that includes "Waltz For Debby", "Very Early", "Emily", "Nardis", "Autumn Leaves", "Round Midnight", "Quiet Now", "Stella By Starlight", "Alfie", "Yesterdays", and "Turn Out The Stars". Features a 44 page booklet with previously unreleased photos, a new essay, and interviews with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette! CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansMorning Glory – The 1973 Concert At The Teatro Gram Rex, Buenos Aires ... CD
Resonance, 1973. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
If you've ever wondered why the world needs so many Bill Evans recordings, then we've got a record to show you why – a sublime batch of live material recorded in Buenos Aries during the 70s, and one of those Evans dates that somehow seems extra-special – even amidst all of Bill's other wonderful records! There's a charm here that grabs us right from the start – those always-perfect, always-lyrical notes from the piano by Bill, richly soulful work on bass from Eddie Gomez, and these lightly dancing drums from Marty Morell that swing things in this gentle way that's incredible – the perfect balance of the Evans trio of the time – captured with a range of spontaneous expressions that show why the group was almost always even more amazing live than in the studio! Titles on this first volume include "Emily", "Re Person I Knew", "Who Can I Turn To", "My Romance", and "Two Lonely People" – and even if you've got Bill doing these tunes on other records, you've got to hear him handling them here. First-ever proper release of this material! CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... 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
(Japanese pressing with obi – SMJ 6201 – a great copy!)
Also available Sunday At The Village Vanguard ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansTimeless Classic Albums (Everybody Digs Bill Evans/Portrait In Jazz/Waltz For Debby/How My Heart Sings/Moonbeams) (5CD set) ... CD
DOL (Russia), 1958/1959/1961/1962. Used 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes the albums Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Portrait In Jazz, Waltz For Debby, How My Heart Sings, and Moonbeams. CD

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Fred HerschEvanessence – A Tribute To Bill Evans ... CD
Jazz City/Pony Canyon (Japan), 1990. Used ... $14.99
Fred Hersch on piano – with Marc Johnson and Michael Formanek on bass, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums – plus special guests Toots Thielemans on harmonica and Gary Burton on vibes! Tracks include "Turn Out The Stars", "Nardis/Lonely Woman", "My Bells", "We Will Meet Again", "Peri's Scope", and "Time Remembered". CD
(Out of print. Small Japanese promo sticker on back cover and promo stamp on disc hub.)

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Pieranunzi Fonnesbaek DuoReal You – A Bill Evans Tribute ... LP
Stunt (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 34.99
A tribute to Bill Evans, but one that's very much in the voice of the duo – pianist Enrico Piaranunzi and bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek – both players who bring a strong sense of their own spirit to the album! Sure, there's a quality here that's definitely in the territory of the collaborations between Bill Evans and bassist Eddie Gomez – but only in structure, not in sound – as Pieranunzi has all these very unusual, personal colors to his piano – and Fonnesbaek has the presence of Gomez, but a sonic quality that's all his own. Think of the set as one that's maybe allowed by the inventions of Bill Evans, rather than slavishly tied to him – and enjoy the great titles that include "Sno Peas", "Passing Shadows", "People Change", "Hindsight", "More Stars", and "The Real You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sylvia SymsThen Along Came Bill – A Tribute To Bill Evans ... CD
DRG, 1990. Used ... $0.99
Features Mike Renzi on piano, regular Evans bassist Eddie Gomez and drumer Joe La Barbera, plus special guests Art Farmer, Kenny Burrell, and Toots Thielemans. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Gil EvansBud & Bird – Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra Live At Sweet Basil ... CD
Evidence, 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Gil Evans on piano, Chris Hunter on alto and soprano saxophone and flute, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet, Bill Evans on soprano and tenor saxophone and flute, Dave Tucker on bass trombone, Johnny Coles on flugelhorn, John Clark on French horn and hornette, Gil Goldstein and Peter Levin on synthesizer, Dave Bargeron on trombone, Lew Soloff, Miles Evans, and Shunzo O'no on trumpet, Hiram Bullock on guitar, Mark Egan on bass, and Danny Gottlieb on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil EvansGil Evans Orchestra – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1986. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99 29.99 About May 6, 2022 (delayed)
The masterful Gil Evans was very alive and well in the 80s – working in ways that continued to push forward from his famous arranging modes of the 50s and 60s, and furthering some of the experiments with electric instrumentation that he began in the 70s! And somehow, the strength of Evans work really seems to come out best at the time in a live setting – recordings like this, where Gil can lead the group on long tracks that really let them stretch out with all sorts of new ideas – as the individual soloists push nicely on the larger charts that Evans provides! Gil plays piano at the head of an all-star lineup that includes Shunzo Ono and Lew Soloff on trumpets, Chris Hunter on alto, Bill Evans on tenor, Howard Johnson on baritone, Pete Levin on keyboards, Hiram Bullock on guitar, Victor Lewis on drums, and Marilyn Mazur on percussion – stepping out on well-recorded tracks that were originally done for German radio. Most numbers are well past the 10 minute mark – and titles include "Stone Free", "Little Wing", "Up From The Skies", "Subway", "There Comes A Time/Birdland", and "Orgone". CD

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Orrin EvansMagic Of Now ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
Any record from pianist Orrin Evans is worth of attention – but this set might be worthy of a bit more, given that it features some really beautiful work from alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins – a player who's a perfect accompaniment for all the great ideas that Evans brings to his music! Immanuel's horn has all these sharp edges – currents that really set him apart from the rest, and make his voice known instantly when he appears on the tunes – often set up with those darkly rich lines that Evans can cast so well in a small group setting, which he does here on tunes penned both by himself and Wilkins. The pairing is wonderful – and balanced with work from Vicente Archer on bass and Bill Stewart on drums – on long, fresh tunes that include "Momma Loves", "MAT Matt", "Libra", "The Poor Fisherman", "Levels", and "Dave". CD

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Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, & OthersEC Archives – Shock Illustrated (hardcover) ... LP
EC/Dark Horse, Early 50s. New Copy ... $34.99 49.99
A beautiful look at a rarely-seen side of the EC Comics legacy – pulled together here in a few issues of a magazine the company published after the Comics Code forced them to stop putting out their famous crime and horror comics of the early 50s! The format of the magazine is heavy on the "shock" in the title – stories that all have a twist ending, often one that's chilling and macabre – served up in text passages alongside heavy illustrations in black and white – handled by some of the company's top-shelf artists from the comics years – Reed Crandall, Graham Ingles, George Evans, and even a young Frank Frazetta! The issues are a lost part of postwar pulp culture – presented here on even more beautiful paper than the original, covers and contents of issues one through four – with unreleased material from the lost fifth issue too! 245 pages, hardcover, fully illustrated throughout. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill PottsJazz Soul Of Porgy & Bess (2nd cover) ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
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
(Stereo black label pressing with deep groove, including booklet inner. Cover has light wear. Booklet has name in marker, label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Gil EvansGil Evans Orchestra – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 (3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1986. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The masterful Gil Evans was very alive and well in the 80s – working in ways that continued to push forward from his famous arranging modes of the 50s and 60s, and furthering some of the experiments with electric instrumentation that he began in the 70s! And somehow, the strength of Evans work really seems to come out best at the time in a live setting – recordings like this, where Gil can lead the group on long tracks that really let them stretch out with all sorts of new ideas – as the individual soloists push nicely on the larger charts that Evans provides! Gil plays piano at the head of an all-star lineup that includes Shunzo Ono and Lew Soloff on trumpets, Chris Hunter on alto, Bill Evans on tenor, Howard Johnson on baritone, Pete Levin on keyboards, Hiram Bullock on guitar, Victor Lewis on drums, and Marilyn Mazur on percussion – stepping out on well-recorded tracks that were originally done for German radio. Most numbers are well past the 10 minute mark – and titles include "Stone Free", "Little Wing", "Up From The Skies", "Subway", "There Comes A Time/Birdland", and "Orgone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannonball AdderleyKnow What I Mean? (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/Victor (Japan), 1961. Used ... $11.99
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. The style is almost more that of Evans than it is Cannonball – lightly lyrical, with a good sense of space – in a way that has Adderley playing out front very strongly, cutting some beautiful lines with his solos, in a really unfettered way! Titles include 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" – plus two alternate takes. CD
(Out of print, 1991 Japanese pressing with 2 bonus tracks.)

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Tony BennettWith The Count Basie Orchestra ... CD
Classic Sound Inc, 1959. Used ... $2.99
One of the coolest, grooviest Tony Bennett albums you could ever hope to buy – a really wonderful album that features backings by the Count Basie band, in the best swinging mode of their Roulette Records years! Tony always had a lot of jazz in his sound, but this album's a really special one – and quite different than the gentler territory of his later jazz efforts with Bill Evans – instead a record that really pushes that strong vocal range that Bennett always had on his pop singles of the 50s, but refocuses the sound towards a deeper Basie mode. Arrangements are by Ralph Sharon, Tony's usual accompanist – but the sound is pure Basie all the way through! Titles include "Life Is A Song", "Plenty Of Money", "Strike Up The Band", "Poor Little Rich Girl", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and "Growing Pains". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dan BerksonDialogues ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 30.99
Dan Berkson's had a hand in many different styles of music over the years, but this set is a wonderfully contemporary expression of his keyboard talents in jazz – served up here both on acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – as Dan works in a "trio plus" mode that has some other artists joining in the sound from time to time! At the core is the combo with Andrea Di Biase on bass and Jon Scott on drums – musicians who do a good job of blocking them selves around Berkson's keyboard lines, which have this open sense of flow that creates its own structure, even when loose – maybe evolved out of the Bill Evans school, but very much Dan's own bag. The leadoff track "Unity" is a great Rhodes number, with Magnus Pickering on trumpet and Alam Nathoo on tenor – and one more track features Pickering as well, on titles that include "Live Bait", "Sketches", "The Court", and "Maggie's Last Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersNight In Tunisia (First Editions Series – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1958. Used ... $7.99
One of Blakey's best non-Blue Note sides from the time – and a killer album that sports a late 50's lineup of the Jazz Messengers that included Jackie McLean, Johnny Griffin, and Bill Hardman. The three of them sparkle and shine with the sort of brilliance that Blakey's leadership brings to the group, and they wail their way through a 13 minute long reading of "Night In Tunisia", with excellent solos all around, and the other long cuts "Theory Of Art", "Couldn't It Be You?", "Evans", and "Off The Wall". CD reissue also sports 3 additional bonus cuts – alternate takes of "Off The Wall", "Night In Tunisia", and "Theory Of Art" – plus new artwork and notes! CD
(Out of print. Back cover has a bit of pen.)

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Tadd DameronMagic Touch ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $4.99
One of Tadd Dameron's last true jazz sides – featuring the bop maestro composing, arranging, and conducting for a large group that includes Bill Evans, Johnny Griffin, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, and Philly Joe Jones. There's a bit of Ellington in the album – with somber washes of mood and color, in a manner that was always one of Dameron's strongest suits – and the quality of the players, especially Evans, really adds a lot to the album. Titles include "On A Misty Night", "Just Plain Talkin", "You're A Joy", "Swift As The Wind", and "Dial B For Beauty". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Magic Touch ... LP 11.99

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Tadd DameronMagic Touch ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of Tadd Dameron's last true jazz sides – featuring the bop maestro composing, arranging, and conducting for a large group that includes Bill Evans, Johnny Griffin, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, and Philly Joe Jones. There's a bit of Ellington in the album – with somber washes of mood and color, in a manner that was always one of Dameron's strongest suits – and the quality of the players, especially Evans, really adds a lot to the album. Titles include "On A Misty Night", "Just Plain Talkin", "You're A Joy", "Swift As The Wind", and "Dial B For Beauty". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. The back cover has a name in marker.)
Also available Magic Touch ... CD 4.99

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Miles DavisDecoy ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
The decoy here might be in the rhythms, which are often electric, but still played live – handled by Robert Irving III on many tracks, with a cool 80s fusion sound that's mighty nice! The style of the album's a nice change from the Miles groove of the 70s – a bit leaner, with almost a Weather Report influence at times, but far less jamming – and still prone to the darker tones that always make Davis' music of these later years surprisingly good. Al Foster handles acoustic drums on some tracks, and other players include Bill Evans on soprano sax and Mino Cinelu on percussion – on titles that include "Decoy", "Robot 415", "Code MD", "Freaky Deaky", "What It Is", "That's Right", and "That's What Happened". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and is a great copy!)

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $1.99
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". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (stereo) (180 gram vinyl) ... 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
Also available Kind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD 1.99

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $1.99
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". CD
Also available Kind Of Blue (stereo) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 24.99

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneMiles & Coltrane ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s. Used ... $1.99
A strong collection of sides that Miles recorded for Columbia during the late 50s – most featuring a group that included John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb, caught live at the Newport Jazz fest in 1958, playing the tunes "Ah-leu-cha", "Straight No Chaser", "Fran-Dance (Put Your Little Foot Right Out)", "Two Bass Hit", and "Bye Bye Blackbird". The remaining 2 tracks – "Little Melonae" and "Budo" – are from a 1955 set that includes Coltrane, plus the rhythm trio led by Red Garland and featuring Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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Art FarmerModern Art ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $4.99
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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Art FarmerModern Art (PA USA pressing) ... LP
United Artists/PA USA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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Ruben Lopez FurstJazz Argentino/Jazz En La Universidad ... CD
Melopea/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Two rare albums from this great pianist – back to back on a single CD! First up is Jazz Argentino – key work from Ruben Lopez Furst, a wonderful pianist from the Argentine scene of the 60s – heard here on one of his greatest albums ever! Despite the local placement in the title, the set's got a really universal appeal – a quality that easily puts Baby Lopez Furst in the company of Bill Evans, Hampton Hawes, or a rare few imaginative pianists from up north! Furst's sense of color and timing are wonderful – ringing out fluidly, yet always with a sense of surprise that keeps us hanging on each new note – nothing that's ever hokey or heard-before – handled here with a vibrancy that's simply stunning. Many numbers are trio tracks, but the set also features guest trumpet and tenor on two tracks – and titles include "Israel", "Un Abajea Duriente", "Los Viejos", "Al Este Del Sol", "Sometime Ago", and "Cartas De Amor". Next is Jazz En La Universidad – one of the real highlights of the Argentine jazz scene of the 60s – a seminal album from pianist Ruben "Baby" Lopez – easily one of that country's greatest jazz musicians in the decade! Ruben's got a sound that opens up with the lyrical sense of space and tone first introduced by Bill Evans, but he's also more note-full at other moments – playing with a command of the piano that would have made him huge, had he recorded on the American or European scenes of the time! There's a warm balance between his instrument, the bass of Jorge Gonzalez, and drums of Nestor Astratta – one that goes past conventional piano trio modes, and which really reminds us of our favorite Saba/MPS sessions of the period. Titles include "Un Poco Alegre", "Hombre Amaestrado", "En Tu Dulce Modo", "Hermosoa Amor", and "Necesitare Alguien Mas". CD

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Stan GetzArtistry Of Stan Getz – The Best Of The Verve Years Vol 2 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Includes 22 tracks and features work with Laurindo Almeida, Bob Brookmeyer, Gary Burton, Don Byas, Conte Candoli, Chick Corea, Roy Eldridge, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Antonio Carlos Jobim, JJ Johnson, Gary McFarland, and Sonny Stitt. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzQuiet Now – Stan Getz Body & Soul ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
A nice set of ballad material done for Verve – including some bossa nova tracks, and work with Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, and Bill Evans! CD
(Out of print, digipack pressing.)

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Eddie GomezDown Stretch (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Universal (Japan), 1972. Used ... $22.99
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". CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, with obi!)

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Eddie GomezGomez ... LP
Interface (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the few albums we've ever seen as a leader from Eddie Gomez – the bassist whose work with Bill Evans and others was such a huge contribution to jazz in the late 60s and 1970s! Eddie's working here in a trio format that's a fair bit more harder-grooving than his years with Evans – a lineup that includes Chick Corea on both acoustic piano and keyboards, Steve Gadd on drums, and some additional guitar on a few tracks from Kazumi Watanabe – playing here with a restrained quality that's much appreciated in the format of the record. Gadd's heavy bottom makes a number of the tunes snap along nicely, followed by powerful keys from Chick – and Gomez's bass hits some of the fuller tones we remember from his work with Jeremy Steig many years before. Titles include "Dabble Vision", "Zimmermann", "Pops & Alma", "Ginkakuji", and "We Will Meet Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi and insert! Cover has a cut corner.)

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Woody HermanGiant Steps ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Genius 70s work from Woody Herman – funky big band with electric touches, served up on a range of wonderful tunes! Woody's still at the helm of the group on saxes and clarinet – but as with other Fantasy and Cadet albums, the real thanks here goes to arrangers – who include Bill Stapleton, Alan Broadbent, Tony Klatka, and Richard Evans – who's making a brief post-Cadet appearance here to serve up a fierce version of his classic "First Thing I Do" – a jazzy reworking of the Joyce Williams tune, done here with a nice break, wah-wah guitar, and a real badass soundtrack style! Rhythm players include Joe Beck and Ray Barretto – and the whole album's great throughout. Titles include "Think On Me", "A Child Is Born", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "First Thing I Do", "Giant Steps", and a great take on Chick Corea's "La Fiesta", complete with electric piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing. Cover has a cut-out notch and light wear.)

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Scott LaFaroDeep In A Dream (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1958. Used ... $28.99
Bassist Scott LaFaro left a very big mark on jazz – especially given his few short years on this planet – recording seminal sides with players like Bill Evans and Hampton Hawes – both of whom were really transformed by his work on bass! This set brings together some rare material from the late 50s – three appearances on the Stars Of Jazz TV show, including two with Victor Feldman on piano and Stan Levy on bass, and one more with Cal Tjader on vibes and Vince Guaraldi on piano! The set also features a nice long rehearsal track, recorded at the LA store Recordville – also with the Feldman trio – and titles include "Rehearsal Blues"," Bebop", "Flamingo", "Deep In A Dream", "Crow's Nest", "Liz Anne", "Tumbaro", and "You Are My Lucky Star". CD
(Out of print, includes obi!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusEast Coasting ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of Charles Mingus' excellent albums for the Bethlehem label – recorded during that magical year of 1957, a real turning point in his career! There's a sharpness here to Mingus' musical vision that hadn't shown up in previous years – a refinement of ideas expressed for Savoy and Prestige on previous sessions, drawn with tighter tension, and a bolder sense of spirit and emotion throughout. The group's a well-chosen batch of modernists – with Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, and the surprising addition of Bill Evans on piano – sounding a fair bit bolder here than elsewhere. Titles are almost all Mingus originals with a great balance of modern structures and freer solo moments – and tracks include "Conversation", "West Coast Ghost", "Fifty First Street Blues", "East Coasting", and the sublime "Celia", which Mingus and Hadi performed in the film Shadows by John Cassavettes. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK Affinity pressing, in a cover with different title font.)

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Reggie MooreFurioso ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
We only know Reggie Moore from a handful of records – but he's a hell of a pianist, and one who definitely earns the furioso name in the title! There's a complicated mix of ideas going on in Reggie's head here – sometimes the soaring modalism of the McCoy Tyner generation, sometimes the more subtle approach of the Bill Evans scene, and at other points a more gutbucket style that has Moore exploding in ways that should have made him a stronger contender for the more soulful side of his contemporaries. Yet it's the balance between all these peaks that make Moore so unique, and the album such a charmer – as Reggie works here on acoustic piano throughout, with Hank Haynie on bass and Chip Lyles on drums. Titles include "Little Tracy", "Furioso", "Collage", "Consider Her Ways", and "Where Is The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a "distributed by" sticker in one corner.)

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Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... $3.99
One of the all-time classics of early 60's mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album that his true talents really unfolded – sparkling with a depth of imagination and expression that marked him as one of the greatest artists in 60s American jazz! The group on the set is an all-star sextet – featuring Paul Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, and Freddie Hubbard – a disparate group of players who manage to come together with Nelson and find a unique voice that's rarely been duplicated again! The album features 6 fantastic compositions by Nelson, including "Stolen Moments", "Hoe Down", and "Yearnin". A fantastic record – and one that you can't go wrong with! CD
(Out of print. Digipack has light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth (MCA pressing) ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album that his true talents really unfolded – sparkling with a depth of imagination and expression that marked him as one of the greatest artists in 60s American jazz! The group on the set is an all-star sextet – featuring Paul Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, and Freddie Hubbard – a disparate group of players who manage to come together with Nelson and find a unique voice that's rarely been duplicated again! The album features 6 fantastic compositions by Nelson, including "Stolen Moments", "Hoe Down", and "Yearnin". A fantastic record – and one that you can't go wrong with! CD

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Kathy SloaneKeystone Korner – Portrait Of A Jazz Club (with bonus CD) ... Book
Indiana University Press, 2011. New Copy ... $3.99 40.00
A beautiful portrait of one of the most important jazz clubs on the west coast scene of the 70s – the legendary Keystone Korner, a name you might recognize from the dozens of great albums that were recorded at the venue! The book has a very cool approach – in that it lets the many artists, musicians, and other individuals involved with the club provide their recollections – which are then compiled into chapters on specific subjects, and combined with beautiful vintage photos of both the club and its performers. The range of artists is huge – a large amount of important jazz musicians – and it's great to hear their viewpoints combined with others who worked in the club, or were part of its legacy. The photos are great, too – all done by author Kathy Sloane – and the book also comes with a bonus CD, featuring music by Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Bill Evans, Woody Shaw, Stan Getz, and others! 222 pages, softcover, with many black and white images. Book

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Mike TaylorMike Taylor – Trio, Quartet, & Composer – Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic tribute to the overlooked genius of British pianist Mike Taylor – an artist who made a few key contributions in the late 60s, before turning up dead in the River Thames at the young age of 31! The core of the package is Mike's debut Trio album – a lost set of modernist piano jazz from the British scene of the late 60s – very much in the mode of the best American work of the time by pianists like Steve Kuhn or Don Friedman! Taylor's got an incredible touch on the keys – a post-Bill Evans mode that uses space as much a sound, and which paints in broad colors and tones that seem to glisten in their own unique place in the musical spectrum. The sound is free, but never too "out" – and the trio performs a number of strong originals like "Just A Blues", "Two Autumns", "Guru", and "Abena" – plus completely transformed versions of "Stella By Starlight" and "All The Things You Are". CD then also includes one quartet track from the album Pendulum – recorded with Dave Tomlin on soprano sax, in a 14 minute take on "Night In Tunisia". Then, the set really steps into a few surprises – as Taylor composed the music for a few Cream tracks (bassist Jack Bruce was an early jazz partner of Mike) – so the set features the early Cream recordings of "Passing The Time", "Pressed Rat & Warthog", and "Those Were The Days". CD

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✨✧ Allen ToussaintAmerican Tunes ... CD
Nonesuch, 2016. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The last album that New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint ever recorded – and a set that's maybe more jazz-oriented than most of his other work! The album mostly features Toussaint as an instrumentalist – playing piano, and working through songs by Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, and others – as well as some of his own compositions too – with a group that includes Bill Frisell on guitar and Charles Lloyd on tenor, although most of the focus really seems to be on the piano! Rhiannon Giddens sings on two tracks, but most of the album is instrumental – and Van Dyke Parks contributes a bit of second piano, and larger arrangements on one track. Titles include "Come Sunday", "Southern Nights", "Rosetta", "Big Chief", "Danza", "Rocks In My Bed", "American Tune", "Mardi Gras In New Orleans", "Waltz For Debby", and "Viper's Drag". CD
(Still sealed. Please note that there is a penmark through the barcode and the case has some wear includeing two torn corners and is priced accordingly.)

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Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing separately, with backing from a rhythm trio – split into two for each half of the album, with Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes handling side one; and Evans, Tommy Williams, and Art Taylor on side two. Tunes are short, but include deft demonstrations of the solo talents of each player – and titles include "Judy", "Alone Together", "Going, Going, Gong", "Trixie", "This Could Be The Start Of Something", "Georgia On My Mind", "I Concentrate On You", and "Just For A Thrill". CD
(Out of print, booklet has some age spots inside.)
Also available Brand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... LP 14.99

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Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing separately, with backing from a rhythm trio – split into two for each half of the album, with Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes handling side one; and Evans, Tommy Williams, and Art Taylor on side two. Tunes are short, but include deft demonstrations of the solo talents of each player – and titles include "Judy", "Alone Together", "Going, Going, Going", "Trixie", "This Could Be The Part Of Something", "Georgia On My Mind", "I Concentrate On You", and "Just For A Thrill". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s green label stereo ABC/Impulse pressing in a Mono cover. Cover has a small stereo sticker.)
Also available Brand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... CD 1.99

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Eri Yamamoto TrioNext Page ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2012. Used ... $11.99
Beautiful sounds from the trio of pianist Eri Yamamoto – a player who's relatively new to our ears, but who really impresses us with her tone and timing on this set! The album's one of the more inside we've heard on the Aum Fidelity label – and almost has the appeal of some post-Bill Evans trio material from years back – the kind of piano work that's richly expressive, yet in very subtle ways – a careful balance that's further helped by the work of David Ambrosio on bass and Ikuo Takeuchi on drums. Titles include "Whisky River", "Night Shadows", "Green Grows", "The Next Page", "Sparkle Song", "Catch The Clouds", and "Swimming Song". CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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Denny ZeitlinZeitgeist ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Pianist Denny Zeitlin is sporting a beard on the cover of this fourth album for Columbia Records – and his music here definitely reflects a bit of a change from his earlier cleaner-cut image! Denny steps a bit outside at times – never to much so to make the album a session of avant jazz, but definitely showing the listener at the start that he's able to stretch out in the same way as some of the more adventurous pianists of his generation – yet really sound best as a master of lyrical understatement, as on his previous few records! Zeitlin's command of chords is wonderful – these blocks of color and subtle sound in his hands – inspired by Bill Evans, but taken in a whole new direction – and set up here in two different trios, with either Charlie Haden or Joe Halpin on bass, and Oliver Johnson or Jerry Granelli on drums. The real star of the show is always Denny, though – holding us rapt on titles that include "The Hyde Street Run", "Dormammu", "Maiden Voyage", "Offshore Breeze", "Mirage", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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VariousLateNightTales – Bonobo ... LP
Late Night Tales (UK), 2013. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Includes selections by Dustin O'Halloran, Darondo, Nina Simone, Schlohmo, Badbadnotgood, Airhead, Dorothy Ashby, Bill Evans, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl. Includes the insert. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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VariousNotes From The Underground – Radical Music Of The 20th Century (4CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99 38.99
A fantastic set that really lives up to its title – by presenting a variety of music that all represented the farther reaches of modern sounds in the middle of the 20th Century – electronics, avant classical, and even groundbreaking jazz and poetry as well – all put together in a package that's as sonically striking as the cover! What makes the set great is the way it jumps around in genres and styles – very much as if it were representing the record collection of some New York intellectual at the start of the 60s – with a mix of sounds from Varese, John Cage, Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Charles Ives, Schoenberg, Ali Akbar Khan, Satie, Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, and Ornette Coleman! There's also some work by Daphne Oram, who wasn't as available on vinyl over here at the time – but whose contributions sit nicely next to work by Pierre Schaeffer on the set – which is also rounded out by some tracks from The Prisoner and Un Chien Andalou too. 4CDs, great notes, and a heck of a lot of groundbreaking music! CD

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VariousRevolution In Sound – Pop Culture & The Avant Garde (4CD set) ... CD
El (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 30.99
A really great idea for a collection – one that brings together postwar modern music in all of its many formats – from avant jazz, to early electronics, to Indian music, 20th Century classical, and even a bit of straighter jazz moments too! The package is very ear-opening – as it offers the chance to hear instrumentalists next to compositional talents that had inspired them – and the collection provides a way to hear different strains of sonic experimentation that were sometimes running parallel to each other, sometimes criss-crossing in strange ways. There's a wealth of musical discoveries throughout – and the 4CD set is overflowing with key cuts from Ornette Coleman, Bela Bartok, Edgard Varese, Daphne Oram, Jean Sibelius, Eric Dolphy, Ravi Shankar, Pierre Henry, John Cate, John Coltrane, Humphrey Searle, Arnold Schoenberg, Bill Evans, Olivier Messiaen, Luigi Nono, Charles Ives, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Bruno Maderna, Julian Bream, and many others. CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyKnow What I Mean? ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. The style is almost more that of Evans than it is Cannonball – lightly lyrical, with a good sense of space – in a way that has Adderley playing out front very strongly, cutting some beautiful lines with his solos, in a really unfettered way! Titles include 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
(Blue label mono pressing, with silver text and microphone logo. Cover is nice!)
Also available Know What I Mean? (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Miles Davis1958 Miles ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest Miles Davis material ever recorded – and not really ever officially issued as an album until this collection! The recordings are from the magical year of 1958, a time when Miles was working in the Kind Of Blue mode – on the album of the same name, one of his all-time standout classics. The work on this set is in a very similar spirit – recorded by a sextet that includes the rhythm section of Jimmy Cobb, Paul Chambers, and a young Bill Evans, who brings a magically modal feel to the album that really gives it an edge. Added to that are the saxophones of John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, blowing together in two ends of the soul spectrum, really stretching the color palette from Miles' usual work. Miles himself seems very inspired by the company, and works with plenty of space to allow the saxophonists to stretch out in wonderful solos – and Evans himself is simply amazing, working wonderfully in the setting, making us wish he'd recorded more group dates like this one! The first 3 tracks on the set were briefly issued on the flipside of the Jazz Track album (an obscure Columbia LP that also included 10 songs from the soundtrack to Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud), and a few others on later live LPs – but this is the first time the material from that group has appeared together as a full album. Includes stellar versions of "Stella By Starlight", "Green Dolphin Street", "Fran Dance", "Little Melonae", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with insert – 20AP 1401.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisJazz Track (Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not actually a proper album – but 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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, and a small bit of splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(70s stereo pressing, PC 8163, with Columbia NY stamp. Cover has surface and edge wear, a bit of aging and a lightly bent corner.)
Also available
Kind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD 1.99
Kind Of Blue (stereo) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (DualDisc pressing) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1959/2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". DualDisc version includes a stereo version on the CD side and 5.1 surround mix on the DVD side, plus the documentary Made In Heaven. CD
(Out of print DualDisc pressing. Includes slipcase, case has a small cutout hole. DVD is NTSC region 1.)
Also available
Kind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD 1.99
Kind Of Blue (stereo) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Alain Jean-MarieJazz In Paris – Afterblue/Lazy Afternoon ... CD
Shai/Universal (France), 1998/1999. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work by this overlooked pianist – a solo album and a trio date, packaged together wonderfully in this 2CD set! Afterblue features Alain Jean-Marie alone at the piano – playing these incredible notes on his own – a gentle sound painting in color and tone, but one that's free of any too-staid styles you might expect from other solo dates. The depth of feeling that Jean-Marie gets is really unique – a way of hitting just the right notes in gentle succession – never overstating his own skills on the keys, yet always making us keenly aware of his personal brilliance. Few solo piano dates have held us as rapt as this one – and titles include "Pastel City", "By The Lake", "Pretty Morning", "Delirio", "Ghost Of Yesterday", and "Resignation". Lazy Afternoon is a trio date from a year later – one that has Alain Jean-Marie working with Gilles Naturel on bass and John Betsch on drums – a group with a restrained power that really lets the piano lines of Alain stand out strongly on the date. Jean-Marie's tone is tremendous – a rich, round sound that's completely captivating, yet never in ways that are overstated or overdone. Alain's got a genius that rivals Bill Evans for his sense of sound and space – and the trio members really seem to follow that ear with their own work on the date. Titles include "Valse Pour AJM", "UMMG", "Lazy Afternoon", "Arioso", "Reincarnation Of A Love Bird", and "Thanks To You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George RussellJazz Workshop ... CD
RCA/Koch, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJump For Joy ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An interesting early side by Cannonball that captures him before he'd really found his voice – and when the folks at Mercury still didn't really know what to do with him. The record's a tightly arranged set of tracks from Duke Ellington's musical "Jump For Joy" – with arrangements by Bill Russo, and small group playing that includes Emmett Berry, Bill Evans, Barry Gabraith, Jimmy Cobb, and a small string section. The sound's actually quite haunting – and Cannon's alto solos remind us more of some of the best "with strings" soloing heard on Verve in the early 50s than they do his later soul jazz classics on Riverside or Capitol. That's ok with us, though – because the session's still got a lot to offer in that respect, and Cannonball handles the solos wonderfully! Titles include "Bli Blip", "Just Squeeze Me", "Nothin", and "The Tune Of The Hickory Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Mercury pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some press flaw bumps and light oxidation. Cover has light wear and some stains in back.)
 
 
 



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