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Bill Evans Explorations'
ExplorationsExplorations is an album by jazz musician Bill Evans originally released on Riverside label in 1961. The album won the Billboard Jazz Critics Best Piano LP poll for 1961. Explorations was the second album Evans recorded with his trio of Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums. Evans considered it one of his favorites from this period.1. Israel
2. Haunted Heart
3. Beautiful Love
6. How Deep Is The Ocean
7. Wish I Knew
8. Sweet And Lovely$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1961 release including one bonus track. Explorations, recorded on February 2, 1961, was Bill Evans fourth LP as a leader and the second studio album by the legendary Evans trio with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian. The Evans-LaFaro-Motian Trio would reach a climax with their June 25, 1961 club recordings at the Village Vanguard in New York. LaFaro would die in a car accident just ten days later, at the age of 25. Evans was so shocked by his bassist's death that he waited a long time before forming a new trio.1. Israel
2. Haunted Heart
3. Beautiful Love
6. How Deep is The Ocean?
7. I Wish I Knew
8. Sweet And Lovely
9. The Boy Next Door*
*Bonus Track$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
East Coasting (Pure Pleasure)
Charles Mingus is usually known for his wild, soulful and avant-garde compositions. East Coasting is mellow by comparison, but it still cooks on a musical level. The Mingus touches are there; the trombone, drummer Danny Richmond and of course the dark emotional undercurrent looms large, too. The personnel are all Mingus regulars, except for pianist Bill Evans, who would not be described as 'soulful' in the traditional sense, but his introverted and sensitive style works well with Mingus's music. His playing on West Coast Ghost (the album's stand-out track) and Celia are two examples of Evans' ability to understand an artist's musical vision and play accordingly in his own beautifully original style.East Coasting sounds like the prototypical 1950s jazz recording. It's something one would hear in an attic converted to a bedroom where an artist or lonely soul might live. It's what a lot of people might believe Jazz would or should sound like. Highly recommended to Jazz lovers and perhaps more importantly to young people who have just been blown away by Kerouac's novel On The Road and have become interested in exploring Jazz. East Coasting will allow them to get a taste of lost creative America.
- Charles Mingus (bass)
- Clarence Shaw (trumpet)
- Jimmy Knepper (trombone)
- Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone)
- Bill Evans (piano)
- Dannie Richmond (drums)
Recording: August 1957 in New York City
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Memories Of You
2. East Coasting
3. West Coast Ghost
6. Fifty-First Street Blues$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Boarding House ReachBOARDING HOUSE REACH is the new solo album from Jack White, and is a testament to the breadth of the artist's creative power and his bold artistic ambition. This new material finds Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern. Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with literally no outside world distractions, White exclusively used the same kind of gear he had when he was 15 years old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation). The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain -- crunching rock 'n' roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country -- all remapped and born anew to fit White's matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation.
BOARDING HOUSE REACH was produced by Jack White III and recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN, Sear Sound in New York, NY, and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The album was mixed by Bill Skibbe, Joshua V. Smith, and White at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN. The album features White on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars and drums, organ, and synthesizers. He's backed by a remarkable new lineup of musicians that includes: drummer Louis Cato (BeyoncÉ, Q-Tip, John Legend, Mariah Carey), bassists Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger) and NeonPhoenix (Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z), synthesizer players DJ Harrison and Anthony Brew Brewster (Fishbone, The Untouchables), keyboardists Neal Evans (Soulive, Talib Kweli, John Scofield) and Quincy McCrary (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Pitbull), percussionists Bobby Allende (David Byrne, Marc Anthony) and Justin PorÉe (Ozomatli), and backing vocalists Esther Rose and Ann & Regina McCrary of Nashville's beloved gospel trio, The McCrary Sisters, as well as longtime collaborators like drummers Daru Jones (Nas, Talib Kweli) and Carla Azar (Autolux, Depeche Mode, Doyle Bramhall II). Singer-songwriter C.W. Stoneking also appears, contributing a stirring spoken word performance to the album's Abulia and Akrasia.
Jack White is a 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and 35-time nominee. His most recent full-length release, 2016's JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS: 1998-2016 (Third Man Records/Columbia), collected 26 acoustic-based songs from throughout White's wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased material from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and White's groundbreaking solo career. The collection debuted at #1 on Billboard's Vinyl Albums chart upon its September 2016 release - a position also achieved by 2012's RIAA gold certified solo debut, BLUNDERBUSS, and 2014's chart-topping LAZARETTO, both of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 as well.1. Connected By Love
2. Why Walk A Dog?
4. Abulia and Akrasia
6. Ice Station Zebra
7. Over and Over and Over
8. Everything You've Ever Learned
9. Respect Commander
10. Ezmerelda Steals The Show
11. Get In The Mind Shaft
12. What's Done Is Done
13. Humoresque$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bill Evans Riverside Recordings (Box Set) (Out Of Stock)Numbered Edition Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl By Quality Record Pressings For The First Time!
Here it is: THE Audiophile Jazz Fan's Box Set To End All Box Sets - All Of Bill Evans Riverside Releases Cut at 45 RPM PLUS The Cannonball Adderley Know What I Mean? Release For Which Evans Was Such An Important Contributor.
Of everything Analogue Productions has reissued, nothing has come close in sales or accolades to the 45-RPM versions of Bill Evans titles from his Riverside catalog. And now we've compiled all of them into one irresistible box set package. Includes facsimiles of each original jacket along with an 18-page booklet detailing Evans' career and Riverside era.
Titles Included: New Jazz Conceptions, Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Portrait In Jazz, Explorations, Sunday At The Village Vanguard, Waltz For Debby, Moonbeams, Know What I Mean?, Interplay, How My Heart Sings! and At Shelly's Manne-Hole.
Now pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. MINORITY (5:20) (Gigi Gryce)
2. YOUNG AND FOOLISH (5:48)(Horwit-Hague)
1. LUCKY TO BE ME (3:35)(Comden, Green-Bernstein)
2. NIGHT AND DAY (7:12)(Cole Porter)
3. EPILOGUE (:38)(Bill Evans)
1. TENDERLY (3:29) (Walter Gross)
2. PEACE PIECE (6:37)(Bill Evans)
1. WHAT IS THERE TO SAY? (4:49)(Harburg-Duke)
2. OLEO (4:04)(Sonny Rollins)
3. EPILOGUE (:38)(Bill Evans)
1. ISRAEL (6:08)(John Carisi)
2. HAUNTED HEART (3:25)(Deitz-Schwartz)
1. BEAUTIFUL LOVE (5:03)(Gillespie-King-Van Alstyne-Young)
2. ELSA (5:05)(Earl Zindars)
1. NARDIS (5:48)(Miles Davis)
2. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN? (3:30)(Irving Berlin)
1. I WISH I KNEW (4:39)(Gordon-Warren)
2. SWEET AND LOVELY (5:50)(Arnheim-Tobias-Lemare)
Portrait In Jazz
1. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE (3:17)(Mercer-Arlen)
2. AUTUMN LEAVES (5:22)(Mercer-Kosmo-Prevert)
1. WITCHCRAFT (4:30)(Leigh-Coleman)
2. WHEN I FALL IN LOVE (4:50)(Heyman-Young)
3. PERIï¿½S SCOPE (3:11)(Bill Evans)
1. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE? (4:33)(Cole Porter)
2. SPRING IS HERE (5:01)(Rodgers & Hart)
1. SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME (4:48)(Morey-Churchill)
2. BLUE IN GREEN (5:18)(Davis-Evans)
At Shellyï¿½s Manne-Hole, Hollywood
1. ISNï¿½T IT ROMANTIC (4:34)(Rodgers, Hart)
2. THE BOY NEXT DOOR (5:14)(Youmans, Harbach, Greene)
1. WONDER WHY (5:05)(Brodszky, Cahn)
2. SWEDISH PASTRY (5:35)(Barney Kessel)
1. OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY (4:41)(G & I Gershwin)
2. ï¿½ROUND MIDNIGHT (8:50)(Monk, Williams)
1. STELLA BY STARLIGHT (4:50)(Young, Washington)
2. BLUES IN ï¿½Fï¿½ (5:05)(Chuck Israels)
How My Heart Sings!
1. HOW MY HEART SINGS (4:56)(Earl Zindars) Zindars Publ. Co.-BMI
2. I SHOULD CARE (4:53)(Cahn-Stordahl-Weston) Cahn Music/Hanover Music/Stordahl Music-ASCAP
1. IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY (6:57)
(Dave Brubeck) Derry Music Co.-BMI
2. WALKING UP (4:54)
(Bill Evans) TRO-Acorn-BMI
1. SUMMERTIME (5:56)(Gershwin-Heyward-Gershwin) Chappell& Co., Inc./Gershwin Publ.-ASCAP
2. 34 SKIDOO (6:19)(Bill Evans) TRO-Acorn-BMI
1. EVï¿½RYTHING I LOVE (4:11)(Cole Porter) Chappell Music-ASCAP
2. SHOW-TYPE TUNE (4:23)(Bill Evans) TRO-Acorn-BMI
1. YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC (7:03)(Dietz-Schwartz) (ASCAP)
1. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR (5:42)(Washington-Harline) (ASCAP)
2. Iï¿½LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN (6:30)(Ruth Lowe) (ASCAP)
1. INTERPLAY (8:11)(Bill Evans) (BMI)
1. YOU GO TO MY HEAD (5:02)(Gillespie-Coots) (ASCAP)
2. WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS (6:24)(Moll-Koehler-Barris) (ASCAP)
1. RE: PERSON I KNEW (5:42)(Bill Evans) TRO-Acorn-BMI
2. POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS (4:57)(Burke-Van Heusen) Bourne Co./Music Sales Corp.-ASCAP
1. I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY (2:39)(Styne-Cahn) SBK Feist Catalog-ASCAP
2. STAIRWAY TO THE STARS (4:48)(Parish-Malneck-Signorelli) SBK Robbins Catalog-ASCAP
1. IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW (4:24)(Dameron-Sigman) SBK Robbins Catalog-ASCAP
2. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING (6:03)(Rodgers-Hammerstein) Williamson Music ASCAP
1. IN LOVE IN VAIN (4:56)(Kern-Robin) T.B. Harms, Inc.-ASCAP
2. VERY EARLY (5:04)(Bill Evans) TRO-Acorn-BMI
Waltz for Debby
1. MY FOOLISH HEART (4:56)
2. WALTZ FOR DEBBY (6:54)
1. DETOUR AHEAD (7:35)
1. MY ROMANCE (7:11)
1. SOME OTHER TIME (5:02)
2. MILESTONES (6:37)
Sunday at the Village Vanguard
1. GLORIAï¿½S STEP (6:05)(Scott LaFaro) Orpheum Music-BMI
2. MY MANï¿½S GONE NOW (6:21)(G. & I. Gershwin) Chappell Music-ASCAP
1. SOLAR (8:51)(Miles Davis) Prestige Music-BMI
1. ALICE IN WONDERLAND (8:32)(Fain-Hilliard) Walt Disney Music-ASCAP
1. ALL OF YOU (8:20)(Cole Porter) Chappell Music-ASCAP
2. JADE VISIONS (3:46)(Scott LaFaro) Orpheum Music-BMI
Know What I Mean?
1. WALTZ FOR DEBBY (5:14)
2. GOODBYE (6:12)
1. WHO CARES? (take 5) (5:53)
2. VENICE (2:51)
1. TOY (5:05)
2. ELSA (5:48)
1. NANCY (WITH THE LAUGHING FACE) (4:07)
KNOW WHAT I MEAN? (re-take 7) (4:55)
New Jazz Conceptions
1. I Love You
3. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
5. Easy Living
2.Waltz for Debby
5.No Cover, No Minimum$599.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 22 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock