The Bill Evans Trio Bill Evans at Town Hall Volume 1 180g LP
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180g Vinyl LP!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Now on 180g Vinyl: One Of Bill Evans' Most Celebrated Live Recordings!
"Beautifully-crafted live trio classic that showcases Evans at the peak of
Bill Evans virtually defined jazz piano in the sixties and beyond, and this is
one of the best examples from the middle period in his career. As opposed to a
number of his other releases, the piano sound is superb for that time period,
and you can hear all the interplay, the fun, and the fierce concentration of
these guys beautifully recorded and nicely balanced. "Town Hall" remains one of
the stronger entries in the Bill Evans catalog.
This trio swings and the whole performance is a real delight. This was the
last recording by longtime bassist Chuck Israels (who had joined the Trio in
1962) with Evans (the tastefully supportive drummer Arnold Wise completes
the group), this live set features the group mostly performing lyrical and
thoughtful standards. Highlights include "I Should Care," "Who Can I Turn To,"
and "My Foolish Heart." The most memorable piece, however, is the
13-and-a-half-minute "Solo: In Memory of His Father," an extensive unaccompanied
exploration by Evans that partly uses a theme that became "Turn Out the Stars."
Many of Evans's compositions have become standards and have been played and
recorded by many artists. Evans was honored with 31 Grammy nominations and seven
awards and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.
Recorded live at Town Hall, February 21, 1966.
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Bill Evans, piano
Chuck Israels, bass
Arnold Wise, drums
1. I Should Care
2. Spring Is Here
3. Who Can I Turn To
4. Make Someone Happy
5. Solo - In Memory of His Father Harry L. (Prologue / Improvisation on Two
Themes / Story Line / Turn Out the Stars / Epilogue)