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The Bill Evans Trio – Moon Beams (1962) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Bill Evans Trio – Moon Beams (1962) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.62 GB (ISO) + 748 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPJ 9428 SA | Genre: Cool Jazz

Moon Beams was the first recording Bill Evans made after the death of his musical right arm, bassist Scott LaFaro. Indeed, in LaFaro, Evans found a counterpart rather than a sideman, and the music they made together over four albums showed it. Bassist Chuck Israels from Cecil Taylor and Bud Powell’s bands took his place in the band with Evans and drummer Paul Motian and Evans recorded the only possible response to the loss of LaFaro — an album of ballads.Read More

Bill Evans Trio – Portrait In Jazz (1960) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Bill Evans Trio - Portrait In Jazz (1960) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Bill Evans Trio – Portrait In Jazz (1960) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.79 GB (Hi-Res) + 442 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | UltraDisc One-Step | USA | Cat#: UD1S 2-009 | Genre: Jazz

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.Read More

Shelly Manne & Bill Evans – Empathy (1962) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Shelly Manne & Bill Evans - Empathy (1962) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Shelly Manne & Bill Evans – Empathy (1962) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.41 GB (ISO) + 611 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CVRJ 8497 SA | Genre: Hard Bop, Post Bop

This album came about through a fortuitous convergence of circumstances. Shelly Manne & His Men were appearing at New York’s Village Vanguard, sharing the bill with the Bill Evans Trio. Getting Riverside’s permission to let the pianist participate, Creed Taylor set up a session at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio with Evans and Manne sharing top billing. Manne’s bass player, Monty Budwig, made up the trio. This was a busman’s holiday for Evans, who was freed from the musical parameters he had set for his then-current trio.Read More