The Bill Evans Trio Portrait In Jazz DMM 180g Import LP (Transparent Green Vinyl)
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Limited Edition 180g Transparent Green Vinyl LP!
Portrait in Jazz was Bill Evans third album as a leader, following New Jazz
Conceptions (1956) and Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958). It was also Evans'
first LP with the talented bassist Scott LaFaro (although they had both
participated on Tony Scott's LP Sung Heroes, recorded in October 1959, they
played on separate tracks). Their superb chemistry is evident from the very
first tune, and Evans was surely aware of that. As opposed to his previous
albums, no solo piano selections were included here and the trio is heard
throughout the whole LP. The Evans- LaFaro collaboration would reach a climax
with their June 1961 club recordings at the Village Vanguard in New York.
"The first of two studio albums by the Bill Evans-Scott LaFaro-Paul Motian
trio (both of which preceded their famous engagement at the Village Vanguard),
this Portrait in Jazz reissue contains some wondrous interplay, particularly
between pianist Evans and bassist LaFaro, on the two versions of 'Autumn
Leaves.' Other than introducing Evans' 'Peri's Scope,' the music is comprised of
standards, but the influential interpretations were far from routine or
predictable at the time. LaFaro and Motian were nearly equal partners with the
pianist in the ensembles and their versions of such tunes as 'Come Rain or Come
Shine,' 'When I Fall in Love,' and 'Someday My Prince Will Come' (which preceded
Miles Davis' famous recording by a couple years) are full of subtle and
surprising creativity. A gem." - Scott Yanow, AllMusic
Limited Edition Transparent Green Vinyl
Direct Metal Master
Made in the EU
Bill Evans, piano
Scott LaFaro, bass
Paul Motian, drums
1. Come Rain Or Come Shine
2. Autumn Leaves
4. When I Fall In Love
5. Peri's Scope
6. What Is This Thing Called Love?
7. Spring Is Here
8. Someday My Prince WIll Come
9. Blue In Green