Monday, October 14, 2013

Bill Evans - New Jazz Conceptions

Bill Evans' debut as a leader found the 27-year-old pianist already sounding much different than the usual Bud Powell-influenced keyboardists of the time. Even in 1956 (more than a year before he joined the Miles Davis Sextet), Evans had his own chord voicings and a lyrical yet swinging style. Three selections (including the original version of his classic "Waltz for Debby") on this CD reissue are taken solo, while the other nine (including his future theme "Five," "Speak Low" and two versions of "No Cover, No Minimum") are performed in a trio with bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Paul Motian. A strong start to a rather significant career. [New Jazz Conceptions was reissued in 2006 and includes a bonus track.]
Scott Yanow 

Bill Evans
New Jazz Conceptions


1 I Love You (Porter)  3:55
2 Five (Evans)  4:03
3 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good (Ellington, Webster)  1:39
4 Conception (Shearing)  4:46
5 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin)  3:53
6 Displacement (Evans)  2:36
7 Speak Low (Nash, Weill)  5:10
8 Waltz for Debby (Evans)  1:20
9 Our Delight (Dameron)  4:46
10 My Romance (Hart, Rodgers)  2:00
11 No Cover, No Minimum [take 2] (Evans)  7:34
12 No Cover, No Minimum [take 1] (Evans)  8:08

Bill Evans - p
Teddy Kotick - b
Paul Motian - p

Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York City ; September 18 & 27, 1956


Anonymous said...

Thanks Mel for sharing this, i love the sound of Bill Evans.

best, Kike.

Orbyt said...

Thank you Mel

Melanchthon said...

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jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias

MrBill said...

Thank you! Good to hear Evans' early material.