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Bill Evans Trio - Sunday At The Village Vanguard

Bill Evans Trio - Sunday At The Village Vanguard





Product No.:
CJVC 051
UPC: 693692005127



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Sunday at the Village Vanguard (and Waltz for Derby, its companion album) is one of the most important piano trio albums in history and a desert-island choice among many musicians. It marks the final appearance of bassist Scott LaFaro with Evans and drummer Paul Motian. LaFaro demonstrated a concept of jazz bass playing here that shattered traditional limits to how interactive and contrapuntal a bass line could be without totally abandoning its supportive function. He also soloed with unparalleled imagination and technical facility. The album also showed how Evans had refined an approach to solo improvisation in which the pulse was not as obvious as it had been in swing and bop approaches. And his extraordinarily high standards required that each improvised melodic idea be extensively developed, resulting in more continuity and pacing than was common to any previous modern style. The influence of what LaFaro and Evans laid out here was still being felt in the 1990s.

1. Gloria's Step (take 2)
2. Gloria's Step (take 3)
3. My Man's Gone Now
4. Solar
5. Alice in Wonderland (take 2)
6. Alice in Wonderland (take 1)
7. All of You (take 2)
8. All of You (take 3)
9. Jade Visions (take 2)
10. Jade Visions (take 1)

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posted on 09/25/2006
5 Stars
This disc, along with the Evans Trio at Shelly's Manne-Hole and Jazz at the Pawnshop, has become a main stay for my jazz listening. Whether it's careful listening to the inner detail of the instruments and staging, or as background while I'm at my computer, this disc never fails to satisfy. The performances and recording are both first rate. Highly recommended!


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