The Bill Evans Album

The Bill Evans Album

19.00

Bill Evans (piano, electric piano), Eddie Gomez (bass), Marty Morrell (drums)

Columbia 30855

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Funkallero
A2 - The Two Lonely People
A3 - Sugar Plum
A4 - Waltz For Debby
B1 - T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)
B2 - Re; Person I Knew
B3 - Comrade Conrad

Recorded on May 11-12, 17, 19-20 and June 9, 1971 at Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City.

The global corporation Columbia recorded and released only two LPs with pianist Bill Evans. A meagre result when one considers the numerous concerts that the new trio undertook between 1969 and 1974. Together with Eddie Gomez, a phenomenon on the bass, and drummer Marty Mortell, the three established a firm – and ever better – trio. Evans became interested in the possibilities offered by the Fender Rhodes piano and used it for the first time in "The Bill Evans Album".
The LP is remarkable in that only Evans’s own compositions were recorded – three previously recorded pieces and four brand-new works. Of particular note is the melancholy "Two Lonely People", Evans’s musical interpretation of a poem by Carol Hall. "Sugar Plum" and "T.T.T." were to remain in his repertoire right up until his very last recordings. Unusual but very commendable because it begins with an ad hoc introductory improvisation is the electric piano version of Evans’s most well-known composition – "Waltz For Debby".
The excellent technical facilities at the Columbia Studio were used to the full by Bill Evans, even though they were only recording a small ensemble. And that is why the seven numbers sound far better than most of the trio’s live recordings. And as Bill Evans once said, it was with this trio that he could fulfil his musical ambitions.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com

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