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Bill Evans At Town Hall Vol 1 (Pre-Order)Now on 180g Vinyl: One Of His Most Celebrated Live Recordings! "Beautifully-crafted live trio classic that showcases Evans at the peak of his powers."
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.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)
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