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Jazz Legends - Bill Evans: A Tribute (2004)  Music

Posted by Melaron at Sept. 14, 2011
Jazz Legends - Bill Evans: A Tribute (2004)

Jazz Legends - Bill Evans: A Tribute (2004)
DVD-5 | Runtime: 75 min. | 4,19 Gb | Copy: Untouched
Video: NTSC, MPEG Video at 5 518 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Quantum Leap Group Limited

This wonderful tribute concert to the hero of lyrical Jazz Piano features Kenny Wheeler, Gordon Beck and friends at the Brewhouse Theatre, London 1992. The prolific and exceptionally musical Evans was proufoundly influential across the Jazz world, and several of his finest compositions are performed in this exceptional tribute event.

Bill Evans Trio - Live in Ottawa 1974 (2007) {Gambit Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 10, 2011
Bill Evans Trio - Live in Ottawa 1974 (2007) {Gambit Records}

Bill Evans Trio - Live in Ottawa 1974 (2007) {Gambit Records}
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© 2007 Gambit Records | 69271
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

This Canadian concert was performed shortly before drummer Marty Morell’s departure, and therefore, boasted a well-rehearsed unit. Before Eliot Zigmund’s arrival, Evans would make a duo album with Eddie Gomez entitled Intuition. The concert issued here was one of two performances recorded during that engagement, although not a single tune was played twice. The other concert has been issued on CD under the title of Blue in Green. Our concert, taken from a radio broadcast, has been long unavailable and appears here on CD for the first time ever. As a bonus to this rare concert, we have added the soundtrack from a TV show featuring the same Bill Evans trio, recorded in New York on September 17, 1972.
Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (1960) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection] (Item #27)

Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (1960) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #27)
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© 2008 Concord / Riverside | 0888072307902
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Orrin’s commentary (from his new liner notes): “I began constructing the 1960 definitive presentation of [Wes] Montgomery by recognizing the need to keep things as clear-cut and uncomplicated as possible. There were at least three unique aspects to his performing style: he played with his thumb, never using a pick… and his solos almost invariably included two elements routinely referred to as ‘impossible’—his use of octaves and of pianistic block chords. Self-taught (his first ‘lesson’ had involved heavy listening to Charlie Christian records) and never able to read music notation of any kind, he somehow possessed an unfailing command of the blues and of ballad tempo and was an impressive composer.”
The Thelonious Monk Orchestra - At Town Hall (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #14)

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra - At Town Hall (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #14)
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© 2007 Concord / Riverside | 0888072301900
Jazz / Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano

In Memoriam. Orrin Keepnews, RIP. Jazz producer and record label found Orrin Keepnews died on Sunday at the age of 91. Keepnews was behind landmark recordings by jazz legends like Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Cannonball Adderley… Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary and arguably the most respected of all jazz producers, Orrin Keepnews.

Bill Evans - The Last Trio Live '80 (2006)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 24, 2016
Bill Evans - The Last Trio Live '80 (2006)

Bill Evans - The Last Trio Live '80 (2006)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 958 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 29.970 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Voa | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 2 May 2006 | Runtime: 43 min. | 2,90GB (DVD5)

William John "Bill" Evans , August 16, 1929 - September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. Evans' use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today.
Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (1961) {1987, Reissue, Remastered} Re-post / New Rip

Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (1961) {1987, Reissue, Remastered}
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Jazz, Hard Bop | Riverside Records #RLP-9433 / Original Jazz Classics #OJCCD-105-2

Depending on the nature of the person involved, success either dictates more and more compulsive activity, or else it permits relaxation. With Cannonball Adderley, the latter certainly appears to be the case; and this album can, among other things, serve as a testimonial to the truth of this impression. Adderley is undeniably a successful, widely-acclaimed artist, and it may seem to some that his success came quickly. But it is more in the nature of what one night-club comic once referred to bitterly as "my overnight success after fifteen years." To recap briefly, Cannonball came up to New York in the mid-'5Os with a thorough background as a player…
Bill Evans With Jeremy Steig - What's New (1969) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCU-99047}

Bill Evans With Jeremy Steig - What's New (1969) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCU-99047}
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© 1969, 2014 Verve Records / Universal Japan | UCCU-99047
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano / Flute

This LP has the debut of drummer Marty Morell with Bill Evans and bassist Eddie Gomez, and this particular trio would retain the same personnel for six productive years. Actually, this is a quartet set with guest flutist Jeremy Steig, whose playing recalls Herbie Mann's recording (Nirvana) with Evans back in the early '60s. Both flutists were always open to the influences of pop and rock, although in both of their collaborations with Evans, the music is very much on the pianist's turf. With the exception of Evans' "Time Out for Chris" and the "Spartacus Love Theme," the songs performed on this date would fit securely in the Miles Davis repertoire of the late '50s. Steig is in particularly fine form on the program which includes tunes such as "Straight No Chaser," "Autumn Leaves," and "So What."
Bill Evans - Momentum, Vol. 2 (1972) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Bill Evans - Momentum, Vol. 2 (1972) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1972, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6392
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Magical live material from Bill Evans in the early 70s – a double-length collection that showcases a time when Evans had an especially fluid, open touch on the keys of the piano! The group here features the great trio with Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morell on drums – and unlike some other live Evans albums of this nature, which tend to mike the piano more than the rhythm, this one really has all three points of the trio coming out strongly together – especially Gomez' wonderfully rich, round tones on the bass.
Bill Evans - Momentum, Vol. 1 (1972) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Bill Evans - Momentum, Vol. 1 (1972) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1972, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6391
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Magical live material from Bill Evans in the early 70s – a double-length collection that showcases a time when Evans had an especially fluid, open touch on the keys of the piano! The group here features the great trio with Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morell on drums – and unlike some other live Evans albums of this nature, which tend to mike the piano more than the rhythm, this one really has all three points of the trio coming out strongly together – especially Gomez' wonderfully rich, round tones on the bass.

Bill Evans - The Brilliant (1980) {Timeless Records SJP 329}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 30, 2016
Bill Evans - The Brilliant (1980) {Timeless Records SJP 329}

Bill Evans - The Brilliant (1980) {Timeless Records SJP 329}
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© 1980, 1996 Timeless Records | SJP 329
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Piano Trio

The music on this live CD is much better played than expected, for pianist Bill Evans would pass away on the following September 15. Recorded at San Francisco's Keystone Korner during his last engagement, Evans (along with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe LaBarbera) still seems in surprisingly prime form on four originals (including "Letter to Evan" and "Bill's Hit Tune"), three obscurities, and the "Theme from M.A.S.H." Hopefully, the music from this well-documented gig will eventually be released completely and in chronological order, for the highly influential pianist shows no obvious sign of decline during the highly intuitive post-bop performance.