ORG Original Recordings Group - ORG0072 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered By Bernie Grundman
2,500 Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed at RTI
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Masters!
Edition Two of The Paris Concert by Bill Evans was recorded live in November 1979 at L'espace Cardin in Paris, France. Evans is assisted by bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe LaBarbera. This second edition of the two includes Miles Davis' "Nardis" as well as "34 Skidoo."
Bill Evans was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War II jazz pianist. Evans's use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today.
Marc Johnson is an American jazz bass player, composer, and band leader. In 1978, Johnson joined legendary pianist Bill Evans in what would be Evans' last trio. Johnson toured and recorded with Evans until the death of the pianist in 1980. His many recording credits since then include discs with Joe Lovano, Michael Brecker, Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer, Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Eliane Elias, Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Baron, Philly Joe Jones, and many others.
Joe LaBarbera is an American jazz drummer and composer. He is best known for his recordings and live performances with the trio of pianist Bill Evans in the final years of Evans' career. Prior to joining Evans he worked in the quartet of Chuck Mangione and Joe Farrell. After Evans' death in 1980, Joe joined singer Tony Bennett.
"The music is sensitive and subtly exciting. Until the release of some later live sessions from 1980, this could be considered Bill Evans' final recording and serves as evidence that, rather than declining, he was showing a renewed vitality and enthusiasm in his last year." -Scott Yanow, allmusic.com
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• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Masters
Bill Evans, piano
Marc Johnson, bass
Joe LaBarbera, drums
1. Re: Person I Knew
2. Gary's Theme
3. Letter to Evan
4. 34 Skidoo
7. Interview (Excerpts of a conversation between Bill and Harry Evans)
Recorded by Radio France at L'espace Cardin in Paris, France on November 26, 1979.