In 1956, Bill Evans was virtually unknown (it would be more than a year
before he first gained notice as part of the celebrated Miles Davis Sextet). His
initial album attracted little attention back then, but listening with hindsight
it is easy to hear in these highly individual trio and solo treatments a clear
prophecy of the rich inventiveness that so deeply influenced Herbie Hancock,
Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and an entire generation of jazz pianists.
Originally released in 1956.
• 180g Vinyl
Bill Evans, piano
Teddy Kotick, bass
Paul Motian, drums
1. I Love You
3. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
5. Easy Living
7. Speak Low
8. Waltz for Debby
9. Our Delight
10. My Romance
11. No Cover, No Minimum
Recorded on September 18 and 27, 1956 in New York.