Bill Evans : 12 Classic Albums: 1956-62

CD [Cover Art for Bill Evans / 12 Classic Albums: 1956-62] Your Price: $21.22
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Sell date: 11/2014
Label: Enlightenment
Mfg's Catalog#: 9025
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This 2014 6CD compilation contains Evans' first 12 albums as leader covering the years 1956 - when he recorded and released his debut record New Jazz Conceptions featuring the original version of his most covered track 'Waltz for Debby' - through to his seminal Empathy album in 1962. This is generally considered in jazz circles as the period in which Evans' star shone brightest and the era of his finest works. Bill Evans is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. His use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent,'singing' melodic lines continue to resonate today. Evans was classically trained & studied at Southeastern Louisiana University. In 1955 he moved to New York, where he worked with bandleader and theorist George Russell. In 1958, Evans joined Miles Davis' sextet, where he was to have a profound influence. In 1959, the band, then immersed in modal jazz, recorded Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time. In late 1959, Evans left the Miles Davis band and began his career as a leader with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian, a group now regarded as a seminal modern jazz trio. In 1961, ten days after recording the highly acclaimed Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby, LaFaro died in a car accident. After months of seclusion, Evans re-emerged with a new trio, featuring bassist Chuck Israels. Despite his success, Evans suffered personal loss and struggled with drug abuse. Many of his compositions have become standards and have been played and recorded by many artists. Evans was honored with 31 Grammy nominations and seven awards, and was inducted in the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.

I Love You
I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good
Easy Living
Speak Low
Waltz for Debby
Our Delight
My Romance
No Cover, No Minimum
Young & Foolish
Lucky to Be Me
Night & Day
Peace Piece
What Is There to Say
Honeysuckle Rose
As Time Goes By
The Way You Look Tonight
It Could Happen to You
The Man I Love
I Got Rhythm
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Autumn Leaves
Peri's Scope
What Is This Thing Called Love
Spring Is Here
Someday My Prince Will Come
Blue in Green
Haunted House
Beautiful Love
How Deep Is the Ocean
I Wish I Knew
Sweet & Lovely
Gloria's Step
My Man's Gone Now
Alice in Wonderland
All of You
Jade Visions
My Foolish Heart
Waltz for Debby
Detour Ahead
My Romance
Some Other Time
My Funny Valentine
I Hear a Rhapsody
Dream Gypsy
Skating in Central Park
Darn That Dream
Re: Person I Knew
Polka Dots & Moonbeams
Let's Fall in Love Too Easily
Stairway to the Stars
If You Could See Me Now
It Might As Well Be Spring
In Love in Vain
Very Early
You & the Night & the Music
When You Wish Upon a Star
I'll Never Smile Again
You Go to My Head
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
The Washington Twist
Danny Boy
Let's Go Back to the Waltz
With a Song in My Heart
I Believe in You
How My Heart Sings
I Should Care
In Your Own Sweet Way
Walking Up
34 Skidoo
Ev'rything I Love
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