Here is the complete body of work recorded by Bill Evans as released by the Fantasy label during the seven-year period closely preceding Evans’s untimely death in 1980.
The set contains 98 selections recorded by the influential jazz pianist between 1973 and 1979 in club, concert, or studio settings, plus a previously unreleased 1976 Paris concert recording. Also included is a fascinating hour-long interview with Evans at the piano, conducted by Marian McPartland and originally broadcast on National Public Radio in 1978.
In these solo, duo, trio, and quintet performances with Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Kenny Burrell, Eddie Gomez, Philly Joe Jones, Lee Konitz, Harold Land, Warne Marsh, Marty Morell, and Eliot Zigmund, Bill Evans is revealed as a commanding artist at the peak of his powers.
Contains a 32-page illustrated booklet with essay by Gene Lees and notes on the sessions by Helen Keane.