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Analogue Productions - AAPJ 8762-45 - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered By Bernie Grundman - Verve V6-8762
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"(Analogue Productions) reissued this album once before, in 1994, on a single LP. Mastered by Bernie Grundman, it sounded better than Verve's original pressing. The new 45, mastered by Matt Lutthans and stamped on the late Doug Sax's cutting gear, sounds better still. There is a fiercely live quality to this pressing. Instruments loom on the soundstage with 3D precision. Gomez's bass is vibrant with wood: you hear every pluck, and when he snaps a string, it makes you jump. DeJohnette's trap set is equally clear — every bass beat, stick stroke, and cymbal sizzle — and when he takes a solo, it gets loud but not muddy. Evans's color tones, shifting harmonies, counterpoints, and pedal shifts have never pierced the ambience so audibly, at least not on other pressings of this recording." — Fred Kaplan, Stereophile, October 2020
Analogue Productions has produced a sparking re-mastered 200-gram 45 rpm double vinyl of the 1968 concert, Bill Evans–At The Montreux Jazz Festival. The utilization of 45 rpm speed is a revelation. The atmospheric “quiet” is at studio-level clarity. (When the audience applauds at the end of a song, it is almost startling). The detailed, precise tonality of the instruments is incredible, especially with a good pair of stereo headphones. Evans’ piano is percussive and crisp. All of the double bass sounds are crystalline, and small touches like brush on cymbal are showcased in the mix. The vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings is impeccable. This album is a jazz and audiophile historical document. This would be a valuable addition to any collection, especially jazz aficionados and vinyl enthusiasts! 5/5 Audiohile Audtion
5/5 One of the best sounding records I have ever heard ,I hear where every instrument is in the soundstage but I can hear where each drum and cymbal is! The bass and drums are truly live in the room with you. Just an amazing album!- LPReview
Mastered from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman - Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Old-style tip-on Stoughton Printing jacket
Winner of the 1969 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group!
As others have noted, this album occupies a unique place in the Bill Evans discography. It's the only album to document drummer Jack deJohnette's too-short stay in the trio. The trio's performance on this album won them the 1969 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group.
By the time this set was recorded, live in Montreux on June 15, 1968, Eddie Gomez and Evans had been playing together for two years. Gomez provided a different brand of virtuosity to that offered by Scott LaFaro in Evans's classic trio of five years earlier but he was clearly the best bass player Evans had worked with since LaFaro's tragic death. The groove between the two was deep and comfortable, so comfortable that in this set, Evans did something he hadn't done before, at least on a recording: he showcased Gomez for an entire piece, the almost seven minute long "Embraceable You."
As the liner notes by Gene Lees reveal, Evan's performance at the renowned jazz festival in the nightclub of the Montreux Casino, one of the most fashionable resorts in Switzerland, was one of his best. He and Gomez played with more exuberance, more happiness and more drive. Evans' brooding, introspective musical side has been represented well on records before; the bright side has been too-little heard, but it's here in this album.
At the end of each number the audience exploded in applause so stormy and extended that it had to be heavily edited for the album.
Enjoy this sparkling Bill Evans piano performance, made sweeter by the expert mastering by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tape. For this edition only the best vinyl pressing would do — a 200-gram super-silent luxurious-sounding platter from Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest-sounding LPs. First-rate and top-notch, this album will make a superb addition to your record collection.
Bill Evans, piano
Eddie Gomez, bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums
One For Helen
A Sleeping Bee
Mother Of Earl
I Love You Porgy
The Touch Of Your Lips
Someday My Prince Will Come
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