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Album Review

Bill Evans: You Must Believe In Spring (Hybrid SACD)

Read "You Must Believe In Spring (Hybrid SACD)" reviewed by Doug Collette


The quietude with which “B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine)" opens You Must Believe In Spring belies the hearty homage this release constitutes in recognition of the title's forty-fifth anniversary. As a means of righteous and deserving tribute to his seventieth studio album, the late Bill Evans' debut for the Warner Bros. label is enhanced in a number of ways. First and foremost is the sonic upgrade for hybrid-SACD (as well as the vinyl LP configuration). Using the Plangent ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Miles And Bill And Some New Releases

Read "Miles And Bill And Some New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show all new releases from Evan Drybread, John Zorn with Bill Laswell, Stefan Orins Trio, Toni Mora Quartet, Tony Malaby with Angelica Sanchez & Tom Rainey, Brandee Younger, High Pulp, Oded Tzur, Florian Hoefner Trio, and Mary Halvorson. There is also look back at the work of the Bill Evans Trio and Miles Davis' Bags Groove recordings.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Evan Drybread “Blackball" from Tiger Tail (Self Released) 00:50 John Zorn, Bill Laswell “Brion Gysin" from ...

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Multiple Reviews

Two Bill Evans Record Store Day Releases

Read "Two Bill Evans Record Store Day Releases" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Morning Glory: The 1973 Concert At The Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires and Inner Spirit: The 1979 Concert at the Teatro General San Martín, Buenos Aires (Resonance Records), never officially released before, were both recorded in Buenos Aires, six years apart. Bill Evans, who many a critic would claim to be the most significant pianist of the 20th century, would be dead within a year of the second of the two concerts heard here. We certainly must recognize the detective ...

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Multiple Reviews

Bill Evans in Buenos Aires: Two From Resonance

Read "Bill Evans in Buenos Aires: Two From Resonance" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Few pianists in jazz have been recorded as copiously as Bill Evans, with a discography that grows seemingly by the year, and with no signs of stopping. At least that's the impression one gets thanks in large part to Resonance Records, which has now released seven Evans albums since 2012's Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate. The most recent are this pair recorded six years apart in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with two of Evans' iconic trios. With Resonance's ...

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Album Review

Bill Evans: Inner Spirit

Read "Inner Spirit" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Tension-filled Buenos Aires seemed to bring the best out of Bill Evans. This 1979 live performance at the Teatro General San Martin is as energized as the Argentinian city was polarized. Six years earlier, Evans had played the city in trio with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell, amidst dangerous political terror. The trio was immune to the chaos and was treated with respect, if not jubilation, at the prospect of hearing them perform. That performance, captured on Morning ...

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Album Review

Bill Evans: Morning Glory

Read "Morning Glory" reviewed by Jim Worsley


1973 was a time of political volatility and unrest. Argentina's former President Juan Peron was returning to the country after many years in exile. The controversy brought emotions to the surface and created a dangerous environment. Just what three jazz cats didn't need to hear as they made their way to Buenos Aires for a concert. There is an unwritten code of understanding, however, that musicians and athletes are to walk freely. They are artists after all, often considered above ...

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First Time I Saw

Incomparably Quiet: Bill Evans

Read "Incomparably Quiet: Bill Evans" reviewed by Rob Mariani


This article first appeared at All About Jazz in December 2004. It was another one of those sticky, half-sunny, end-of-summer New York Sunday afternoons at The Village Vanguard. Down in the tiny, odd-shaped cellar space on lower Seventh Avenue, it wasn't the usual mid-sixties crowd of jazz fans. Most of the people weren't there to hear jazz, they were there to see comedian Lenny Bruce. Bruce was at the height of his irreverent, edge-pushing popularity. A lot of ...


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