Bill Evans - Paris Concert: Edition 1

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


ORG - Original Recordings Group



Product No.:
AORG 0070-45
UPC: 892001002707

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM

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Numbered, limited edition 180-gram 45 RPM 2LP

Mastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman, pressed at RTI

One of the strongest trios of Evans' career, with Marc Johnson and Joe La Barera!

Edition One of The Paris Concert by Bill Evans was recorded live in November 1979 at L'espace Cardin in Paris, France. Evans is assisted by bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe LaBarbera. This first edition of the two includes Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy," Rodgers & Hart's "My Romance" and Paul Simon's "I Do It For Your Love."

Bill Evans was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War II jazz pianist. Evans's 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.

With the passage of time, Evans has become an entire school unto himself for pianists and a singular mood unto himself for listeners. There is no more influential jazz-oriented pianist — only McCoy Tyner exerts nearly as much pull among younger players and journeymen — and Evans has left his mark on such noted players as Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau.

Marc Johnson is an American jazz bass player, composer, and band leader. In 1978, Johnson joined legendary pianist Evans in what would be Evans' last trio. Johnson toured and recorded with Evans until the death of the pianist in 1980. His many recording credits since then include discs with Joe Lovano, Michael Brecker, Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer, Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Eliane Elias, Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Baron, Philly Joe Jones, and many others.

Joe LaBarbera is an American jazz drummer and composer. He is best known for his recordings and live performances with the trio of pianist Evans in the final years of Evans' career. Prior to joining Evans he worked in the quartet of Chuck Mangione and Joe Farrell. After Evans' death in 1980, Joe joined singer Tony Bennett.


Side 1
I Do It For Your Love
Quiet Now

Side 2
Noelle's Theme
My Romance

Side 3
I Loves You Porgy
Up With the Lark

Side 4
All Mine (Minha)
Beautiful Love
Excerpts of a Conversation Between Bill and Harry Evans

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Good performance... back packaging

posted on 07/15/2016
4 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff R.
Hey it's Bill Evans... what isn't there to like. The performance is very good, but I wouldn't focus on the trio aspect... the LPs are split about 50/50 between Evans' solo performances and another batch with the trio. Sound quality is fine and LPs were mostly quiet and flat. Positives aside, I'm not sure what's going on with ORG. The outer sleeve/album cover is flimsy as flimsy can be. It's not a gatefold as well. I emailed ORG but received no response. I purchase LPs that I intend to keep to the grave... there's no way the packaging will last for that! What a shame for the price. I'll keep the score at 4 for the music alone.

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