The Bill Evans Trio

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The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961

  • Release Date: 11 Nov 2014
  • RIV-36005-01

Concord Music Group is proud to announce the forthcoming vinyl reissue of Bill Evans’ The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961, one of the greatest live jazz recording sessions of all time. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the four LPs are packaged with a 12-page booklet, complete with new liner notes by reissue producer Bill Belmont, as well as the original liner notes by the producer of the initial recordings, Orrin Keepnews. Reproductions of Keepnews’ session annotations and ph… MORE

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ABOUT THE BILL EVANS TRIO

 

As early as 1956, Bill Evans was hearing in his mind the kind of trio he would like to have, a band in which everyone was simultaneously free and together, in which time was understood but not always strictly played. In 1959, with his longtime colleague Paul Motian and the young bassist Scott LaFaro, he at last had a trio in which everyone felt his way of playing time. Furthermore, LaFaro was compatible with Evans's advanced harmonic ideas, capable of complementing and enhancing the pianist's sophisticated chord voicings.

By early 1961, the trio had realized Evans's vision to the point where their music seemed the product of one mind, so uncanny was their empathy. Evans's explorations of the possibilities of the song form advanced jazz as an art and made his group one of the most influential in the music's history.