Bill Evans - The Bill Evans Album
Bill Evans - The Bill Evans Album
Bill Evans - The Bill Evans Album
Bill Evans - The Bill Evans Album

Bill Evans - The Bill Evans Album

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Bill Evans (Piano [Steinway], Electric Piano [Fender-Rhodes]) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Bill Evans]

Eddie Gomez (Bass), Marty Morell (Drums)

Written by Bill Evans except A3 written by Bill Evans and John Court

 

1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Speed : 33 RPM

Record Press : Pallas

Label : Speakers Corner

Original Label :  Columbia

Recording: May and June 1971 at CBS 30th Street Studio, New York, by Pete Weiss

Mastered by Elton Schelin

Production: Helen Keane

Originally released in 1971

Reissued in Feb 2016

 

Tracks :

  1. Funkallero
  2. The Two Lonely People
  3. Sugar Plum
  4. Waltz For Debby
  5. Twleve Tone Tune
  6. RE: Person I Knew
  7. Comrade Conrad

 

Reviews :

« On this seven-song LP, Bill Evans made his debut on electric piano, usually playing it in conjunction with his acoustic piano. Joined by bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell, Evans performs seven of his stronger originals including "Funkallero," "The Two Lonely People," "Re: Person I Knew," "T.T.T.," and "Waltz for Debby." Although not as distinctive on the electric keyboard as he was on its acoustic counterpart, Evans sounds inspired by its possibilities and is heard in top creative form throughout the date. » AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

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.

 

Ratings :

Allmusic :  4 / 5Discogs  4,20 / 5 , Rate Your Music  3,82 / 5

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