Bill Evans Exploration

Bill Evans - Explorations (1961) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Bill Evans Trio - Explorations (1961) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:01 minutes | Scans included | 1,52 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,21 GB

Explorations is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans that was originally released on Riverside label in 1961. It was the second album Evans recorded with his trio of Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums. The album won the Billboard Jazz Critics "Best Piano LP" poll for 1961.

Bill Evans - The Classic Trio 1959-61 (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at July 13, 2018
Bill Evans - The Classic Trio 1959-61 (2018)

Bill Evans - The Classic Trio 1959-61 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:24:05 | 302 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: ACROBAT

In February 1958, Russell, at Miles Davis's urging, drove Evans over to the Colony Club in Brooklyn, to play with Davis' sextet. By that time, the band consisted of John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. Evans knew it was an audition, and that he might replace the recently fired Red Garland. By the end of the night, Davis told Evans that he would be playing their next engagement in Philadelphia. While the band used to play a mixture of jazz standards and bebop originals, by that time Davis had begun his venture in modal jazz, having just released his album Milestones.
Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz (1960/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz (1960/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:15 minutes | 891 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Bill Evans refused producer Orrin Keepnews' invitation to record a follow up album to his 1956 debut "New Jazz Conceptions" for over two years, stating that he had nothing new to say. He joined the Miles Davis quintet, participating in "Kind Of Blue", and took his time to plan his re-emergence as a leader in his own right. "Everyone Digs Bill Evans" marked that return in 1958 but it was "Portrait In Jazz", released a year later, that claimed his place at the forefront of jazz.
Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest (2016) {2CD Resonance Records HCD-2019 rec 1968}

Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest (2016) {2CD Resonance Records HCD-2019 rec 1968}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 460 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 217 Mb
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© 1968, 2016 Resonance Records / MPS | HCD-2019
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / PIano Trio

Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest is a newly unearthed studio session from the iconic pianist Bill Evans featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Recorded on June 20, 1968, nearly 10 years after the legendary Kind of Blue sessions with Miles Davis and a mere five days after the trio's incredible Grammy award-winning performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, this is truly a landmark discovery for jazz listeners worldwide. Available in deluxe 2-CD and limited edition 2-LP sets, and containing over 90 minutes of music, this is the only studio album in existence of the Bill Evans trio with Gomez and DeJohnette. Some Other Time was recorded by the legendary MPS Records founder and producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer along with writer/producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt at the MPS studios in the Black Forest (Villingen, Germany).
Bill Evans - Bill Evans's Finest Hour [Recorded 1958-1970] (2001)

Bill Evans - Bill Evans's Finest Hour [Recorded 1958-1970] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (549 675-2)

Bill Evans's Finest Hour represents a number of choice tidbits recorded by the pianist between 1958 and 1970 for Verve. The settings of these recordings range between the intricate trio work he became so identified with to, in at least one instance, full orchestration. While Evans is certainly capable of bopping with the best on songs like "Luck Be a Lady" and "I Should Care," his style glimmers more distinctly on quieter numbers. The fragile "Elsa" and subtle "Spring Is Here" allow him to slowly, though deliberately, develop his impressionistic piano lines. Sensitive accompaniment by drummer Paul Motian and bassists Gary Peacock and Chuck Israels also adds a rich dynamic to these cuts…
Bill Evans Trio - Consecration, The Last Complete Collection (1980) {8CD Set Alfa Japan OOR2-61~68 rel 1989}

Bill Evans Trio - Consecration, The Last Complete Collection (1980) {8CD Set Alfa Japan OOR2-61~68 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.10 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.00 Gb
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© 1980, 1989 Alfa Records Japan | OOR2-61~68
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

I had assumed that these recordings fit into the category of “he plays well under the circumstances.” Forget the qualifiers. Listening to this set and the previously released The Last Waltz is a bit like sharing the experience of the wild-eyed poet who has returned from feasting on the milk of paradise in Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan.” After tasting such nectar, nothing henceforward can satisfy the palette. So if the two sets (16 discs) comprising Evans’ last stand seem extravagant in quantity and price, consider the possibility that they represent the musical equivalent of Keats’ Grecian Urn, offering “all ye know and need to know.”
Tony Scott & Bill Evans - The Touch of Tony Scott (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP-4200}

Tony Scott & Bill Evans - The Touch of Tony Scott (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP-4200}
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© 1956, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4200
Jazz / Cool / Clarinet / Piano

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. This rare set features the cool-toned clarinetist Tony Scott with a big band on five numbers, heading a ten-piece band for three others and jamming with a quartet that also features the young pianist Bill Evans on the four remaining songs. The songs range from swing standards and the tongue-in-cheek "Rock Me But Don't Roll Me" to "Aeolian Drinking Song" and an original titled "Vanilla Frosting On A Beef Pie." Musically, the performances are pretty modern for the period while never failing to swing. This LP is well worth searching for, as are most of Tony Scott's recordings of the 1950s.

Alan Pasqua - Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans (2012)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 25, 2018
Alan Pasqua - Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans (2012)

Alan Pasqua - Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 192.03 Mb | 61:11 | Covers
Contemporary Jazz, Modal, Post-Bop | Label: Challenge Records - CR73343

Alan Pasqua has played in a variety of musical settings, including jazz, pop, soul, and movie soundtracks. Currently the Chairman of Jazz Studies at USC, he studied with noted composer George Russell and has worked with Tony Williams Lifetime, Paul Motian, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, James Moody, and others. Pasqua also spent time with Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, and Santana. For this tribute to Bill Evans, Pasqua recorded two separate piano lines via overdubbing, being careful to leave enough breathing room for the listener, while also trying to incorporate the spirit of Evans without sounding like a mere carbon copy.
Bill Evans & Jim Hall - Intermodulation (1966) {2003 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5143}

Bill Evans & Jim Hall - Intermodulation (1966) {2003 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5143}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 129 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
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© 1966, 2003 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-5143 | Verve LP V6-8655
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano / Guitar

A magnificent follow up to the Undercurrent album from the team of Bill Evans and Jim Hall – and like that one, a set that features amazing interplay between piano and guitar! Hall's guitar has never sounded better – and in the airy company of Evans, it takes on many of the same qualities as on his famous late 50s recordings in the Jimmy Guiffre trio. Bill's work is great too – almost more tonally focused than before, with perfectly chosen notes that resonate beautifully in this very spare space. Titles include "Jazz Samba", "All Across The City", "Angel Face", and "Turn Out The Stars".
Bill Evans Trio - Sunday At The Village Vanguard (1961) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #23of27)

Bill Evans Trio - Sunday At The Village Vanguard (1961) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #23of27)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 459 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 311 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 1961, 2008 Concord / Riverside | 0888072305090
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

Conventional wisdom, which in this case may be right, holds that Bill Evans' storied career peaked on June 25, 1961, a date that yielded two live records, Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby, the final two documents of Evans' first, and best, trio, with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian. In the two years he'd been playing with Evans, LaFaro had opened up new possibilities for the jazz bass, playing with a harmonically oblique, melodically flexible style that was, at the time, unprecedented. Ten days after this record was made he died, just 25 years old.