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Bill Evans Waltz For Debby'
Waltz For DebbyImport
Recorded live at The Village Vanguard in New York on June 25, 1961, this was the fourth album by the Bill Evans Trio, composed of pianist Bill Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian. Scott LaFaro was one of the supreme jazz bassists, a virtuoso player whose playing changed the very conception of his instrument. This album unfortunately also represents one of LaFaro's last performances, recorded just days before his tragic death at the age of 25 by automobile accident. Interestingly the album also contains tracks that Evans had recorded prior to working with LaFaro, so that this recording provides a very accurate index of the bassist's great contribution to the trio.1. My Foolish Heart
2. Waltz For Debby
3. Detour Ahead
4. My Romance
5. Some Other Time
7. I Loves You Porgy*
*Bonus Track$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Waltz For DebbyRecorded live at The Village Vanguard in New York on June 25, 1961, this was the fourth album by the Bill Evans Trio, composed of pianist Bill Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian. Scott LaFaro was one of the supreme jazz bassists, a virtuoso player whose playing changed the very conception of his instrument. This album unfortunately also represents one of LaFaro's last performances, recorded just days before his tragic death at the age of 25 by automobile accident. Interestingly the album also contains tracks that Evans had recorded prior to working with LaFaro, so that this recording provides a very accurate index of the bassist's great contribution to the trio.My Foolish Heart
Waltz For Debby
Some Other Time
Milestones$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
The Bill Evans Album (Speakers Corner)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 fulfill his musical ambitions.
- Bill Evans (piano, electric piano
- Eddie Gomez (bass)
- Marty Morrell (drums)
Recording: May and June 1971 at CBS 30th Street Studio, New York, by Pete Weiss
Production: Helen Keane
About Speakers Corner
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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Funkallero
2. The Two Lonely People
3. Sugar Plum
4. Waltz For Debby
5. T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)
6. Re: Person I Knew
7. Comrade Conrad$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Waltz For DebbyBill Evans Trio presents Waltz For Debby. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.1. My Foolish Heart
2. Waltz For Debby
3. Detour Ahead
4. My Romance
5. Some Other Time
6. Milestones$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
New Jazz ConceptionsA significant date in the history of legendary pianist Bill Evans' recording career, New Jazz Conceptions marks his maiden voyage as a leader and finds
the then 27-year-old pianist already sounding much different than the usual Bud Powell-influenced keyboardists of the time. Recorded in 1956, more than
a year before he joined the Miles Davis Sextet, this set finds Evans flashing his own unique chord voicings in a lyrical, swinging style. Three selections
here are taken solo (including the original version of his classic Waltz for Debby), while the other eight are performed in a trio with bassist Teddy Kotick
and drummer Paul Motian (including his future theme Five, Speak Low, and No Cover, No Minimum). A strong start to a significant career and a must
-have for fans of classic piano trios.1. I Love You
3. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
5. Easy Living
7. Speak Low
8. Waltz for Debby
9. Our Delight
10. My Romance
11. No Cover, No Minimum$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
$27.99 $22.11 Save $5.88 (21%)
New Jazz Conceptions (On Sale)Import
Heavyweight 180gm direct metal mastered vinyl LP pressing with deluxe inner sleeve. Wax Time.
New Jazz Conceptions was Bill Evans' first studio album recorded under his own name. However, by September 1956, at nearly 27-years old, he already had many studio recordings under his belt, and a lot of playing experience. The album primarily showcases Evans in a trio format, but also contains three solo piano tracks, one of which is Evans' earliest recording ever of his legendary composition Waltz for Debby. New Jazz Conceptions was well received by the jazz world, and mostly by his fellow musicians.1. I Love You
3. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
5. Easy Living
7. Speak Low
8. Waltz For Debby
9. Our Delight
10. My Romance
11. No Cover, No Minimum$27.99 $22.11 Save $5.88 (21%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961
4 LP Box Set Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl
Includes 12 Page Booklet
Ranked time after time as one of the best live jazz recording sessions in history, and yielding two of Evans' most classic albums (Waltz for Debby, Sunday
at the Village Vanguard), The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 represents the pinnacle of spontaneous musical communication: three men
breathing as one on a tiny bandstand.
This box set is the ultimate collectible item for any jazz fan. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, this four-LP set comes with a 12-page booklet, complete with
new liner notes by reissue producer Bill Belmont, as well as the original liner notes by the producer of the original recordings,Orrin Keepnews.
Reproductions of session notes and photographer Steve Schapiro's proof sheets from the performances add vintage context to the packaging. Also
included in the box is a stunning metallic and black poster of the famous cover - Evans, in profile, deep in concentration at his piano.
Everything Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, and Paul Motian had been working on for the previous 18 months led to this moment on June 25, 1961. The little-known pianist and his trio performed afternoon and evening sets that Sunday to a small audience that unknowingly sat through what would become a very
famous - and final - set by the trio as a whole. The 25-year old LeFaro died tragically in a car accident just ten days later. The performances on these
LPs demonstrate a new and more interactive approach to playing as a trio, one in which all instruments carry melodic responsibilities and function as
equal voices. Contrapuntal dialogues take place between Evans's poetic piano and LaFaro's bass, with Motian's sustained riveted ride cymbal providing a
carpet of stars. These recordings provide something of a sonic time capsule: sequenced in the original order of the five sets; the audience's murmurings
and applause peppered throughout; even an interrupted take is left intact.
This box set is the definitive keepsake for audiophiles, Bill Evans fans and jazz collectors, alike, and, in its limited run, will go quickly.LP 1
1. Spoken Introduction
2. Gloria's Step (Take 1, Interrupted)
3. Alice In Wonderland (Take 1)
4. My Foolish Heart
5. All Of You (Take 1)
6. Announcement And Intermission
1. My Romance (Take 1)
2. Some Other Time
4. Gloria's Step (Take 2)
5. My Man's Gone Now
6. All Of You (Take 2)
1. Detour Ahead (Take 1)
2. Discussing Repertoire
3. Waltz For Debby (Take 1)
4. Alice In Wonderland (Take 2)
5. Porgy (I Loves You, Porgy)
6. My Romance (Take 2)
1. Detour Ahead (take 2)
2. Gloria's Step (Take 3)
3. Waltz For Debby (Take 2)
4. All Of You (Take 3)
5. Jade Visions (Take 1)
6. Jade Visions (Take 2)
7. ...A Few Final Bars$99.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
All We GrowThe debut album from S. Carey, All We Grow, is the result of a young lifetime spent immersed in music. As a band member of Bon Iver from the very beginning, Sean Carey witnessed a flip of his formal training to step firmly into a worldwide-touring rock band. His performance degree in classical percussion from the University of Wisconsin and his love for jazz drumming prepared him for a central role in the inspiring force of the Bon Iver live show.
All We Grow is a convergence of Carey's Waltz For Debby-era Bill Evans inflected jazz tendencies, and traditional rock band experience, taking leads from Mark Hollis' Talk Talk. It also retests the waters of modern classical composition, investigating the moodiness generated by percussive repetition in a manner familiar to fans of Steve Reich. In his downtime on tour with Bon Iver, Sean would spend time composing. During infrequent tour breaks at home he would patiently record these pieces, adding layers eachtime. Two years later, the parts converged to make an album.
For as much room to breathe as Carey allows his compositions, there are incredibly dynamic moments of bombast held right next to moments of subtle depth and texture. Engineered by Jaime Hansen and Brian Joseph, intermittently at home and at April Base (Justin Vernon's studio outside Eau Claire), All We Grow is an all-encompassing headphone experience as intimate as chamber music and as ambitious as a symphony.1. Move
2. We Fell
3. In the Dirt
4. Rothko Fields
7. In the Stream
8. All We Grow
9. Broken$16.99Vinyl 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
Sunday at The Village Vanguard (Out Of Stock)
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes With Mobile Fidelity's One-Step Process: Sunday at the Village Vanguard UD1S 45RPM Box Set the Ultimate Analog Version of Bill Evans' 1961 Jazz Staple
Deluxe Packaging Includes Opulent Box, Special Jackets and Unique Bonus Artwork: No Expense Spared, Strictly Limited to 3000 Numbered Copies
Gorgeous Romanticism, Seamless Chemistry, Group Interplay, and Symbiotic Trio Performances Forever Changed Jazz: Evans' Live Masterwork Boasts Brilliant Sound, Lyrical Pianism, Magical Feel
The gorgeous romanticism of Bill Evans' Sunday at the Village Vanguard cannot be overstated. Neither can the iconic record's place in history - nor what it signifies to generations upon generations of listeners hypnotized by the consummate playing, resplendent compositions, and seamless chemistry. Originally released in1961, the live set remains the gold standard for symbiotic trio performance, empathy, and communication. Because of Orrin Keepnews' brilliant recording, it also survives as one of the best-sounding jazz albums extant - a fact confirmed by its appearance on multiple reissues over the past few decades. But it's never sounded better than this.
Evans' masterwork reaches three-dimensional sonic and emotional heights never before attained by analog recordings on this opulent Mobile Fidelity UD1S box set complete with special jackets and a unique insert. Strictly numbered to 3000 copies, this ultra-hi-fi audiophile edition literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music of this Riverside staple that, along with the complementary Waltz for Debby, transformed Evans into a legend and became a blueprint for how jazz trios should work together. You'll enjoy deep-black backgrounds, pointillistic details, and staggering dynamics. Experienced via UD1S, Sunday at the Village Vanguard places Evans and his esteemed colleagues in your listening room. Every note, breath, and movement captured by the microphones are reproduced with exquisite accuracy and wowing clarity.
The deluxe packaging and gorgeous presentation of this Sunday at the Village Vanguard pressing befit its extremely select status. Housed in an opulent box, this UD1S edition contains special jackets and unique bonus artwork that further illuminate the splendor of the recording. No expense has been spared. Aurally and visually, this Sunday at the Village Vanguard is a curatorial artifact meant to be preserved, poured over, touched, and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound and creativity, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the music - and everything involved with the album, from the graphics to the textures.
Recorded just ten days before bassist Scott LaFaro perished in a car accident, Sunday at the Village Vanguard changed the way jazz trios were perceived by audiences and musicians alike. Up until Evans, LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian proved otherwise, a trio configuration meant two sidemen served as rhythmic support to spotlight the virtuosity of a headline performer or primary soloist. Here, the three instrumentalists operate in complete unison and achieve supreme democratic balance. Expressing their intent via shared conversations, they alight on sublime pieces flush with thematic discovery, improvisational dialog, and raw feeling.
A quest for discovery informs the music as well as the playing. Evans' lyrical pianism met at every turn by LaFaro's chorded responses and harmonic counterpoints. Indeed, Sunday at the Village Vanguard remains LaFaro's standout moment, his soloing helping shape the melodies and striking a keen equilibrium between modality and traditionalism. Joining poignant renditions of Miles Davis, Cole Porter, and Gershwin numbers, two LaFaro originals - Jade Visions and the opening Gloria's Step - further demonstrate his genius. They furnish the album a supernatural aura that matches the jovial mood of the musicians. It's impossible to think this album could be improved in any way. Particularly now that this UD1S pressing brings the Village Vanguard into your room. Prepare to witness history. Again and again.
More About Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc One-Step and Why It Is Superior:
Instead of utilizing the industry-standard three-step lacquer process, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's new UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) uses only one step, bypassing two processes of generational loss. While three-step processing is designed for optimum yield and efficiency, UD1S is created for the ultimate in sound quality. Just as Mobile Fidelity pioneered the UHQR (Ultra High-Quality Record) with JVC in the 1980s, UD1S again represents another state-of-the-art advance in the record-manufacturing process. MFSL engineers begin with the original master tapes and meticulously cut a set of lacquers. These lacquers are used to create a very fragile, pristine UD1S stamper called a convert. Delicate converts are then formed into the actual record stampers, producing a final product that literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music. By skipping the additional steps of pulling another positive and an additional negative, as done in the three-step process used in standard pressings, UD1S produces a final LP with the lowest noise floor possible today. The removal of the additional two steps of generational loss in the plating process reveals tremendous amounts of extra musical detail and dynamics, which are otherwise lost due to the standard copying process. The exclusive nature of these very limited pressings guarantees that every UD1S pressing serves as an immaculate replica of the lacquer sourced directly from the original master tape. Every conceivable aspect of vinyl production is optimized to produce the most perfect record album available today.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Gloria's Step
2. My Man's Gone Now
4. Alice in Wonderland
5. All of You
6. Jade Visions$99.99Vinyl LP UltraDisc One-Step 45 RPM Box Set - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock