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Bill Evans at Ease Abroad

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Want to hear Bill Evans in his prime in five different venues? Dig this gorgeous Jazz Icons video that runs an hour and a half. First, here's the song lineup with four different rhythm sections...

Sweden 1964—My Foolish Heart and Israel, with Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums.

France 1965—Detour Ahead and My Melancholy Baby with alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Alan Dawson.

Denmark 1970—Emily, Alfie and Someday My Prince Will Come, with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell.

Sweden 1970—If You Could See Me Now, 'Round Midnight, Someday My Prince Will Come, Sleepin' Bee, You're Gonna Hear From Me and Re: Person I Knew, with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell.

And Denmark 1975—Sareen Jurer, Blue Serge, Up With The Lark, But Beautiful and Twelve Tone Tune, with Eddie Gomez and Elliot Zigmund.

Go make yourself a tall pot of Juniper Ridge Douglas Fir Spring Tip tea. Here's the video...

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