The Secret Sessions: Recorded At The Village Vanguard, 1966-1975

Bill Evans

The Secret Sessions Recorded At The Village Vangua MP3
  • CAT # 8MCD-4421-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Very Early 4:58
    2. 'Round Midnight 5:15
    3. One For Helen 6:13
    4. Blue In Green 5:23
    5. Turn Out The Stars 5:07
    6. Waltz For Debby 5:14
    7. Time Remembered 5:27
    8. Autumn Leaves 6:23
    9. I Should Care 5:13
    10. Elsa 7:28
    11. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) 4:30
    12. My Foolish Heart 4:56
    13. Medley: In Your Own Sweet Way / Five
    DISC TWO  
    1. Gloria's Step 6:05
    2. Nardis 5:30
    3. Someday My Prince Will Come 4:56
    4. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) 4:30
    5. Come Rain Or Come Shine 4:05
    6. If You Could See Me Now 4:15
    7. Spring Is Here 2:53
    8. Re: Person I Knew 5:42
    9. A Sleepin' Bee 3:47
    10. Emily 5:22
    11. Alfie 4:57
    12. Walkin' Up 4:54
    13. You're Gonna Hear From Me 3:02
    14. Some Other Time 5:02
    DISC THREE  
    1. I'll Remember April 11:51
    2. Alice In Wonderland 8:32
    3. I Love You 5:28
    4. Very Early 4:58
    5. Time Remembered 5:27
    6. 'Round Midnight 5:40
    7. Stella By Starlight 3:19
    8. Turn Out The Stars 5:07
    9. My Man's Gone Now 6:21
    10. In A Sentimental Mood 6:40
    11. When I Fall In Love 3:18
    12. Nardis 5:30
    DISC FOUR  
    1. Come Rain Or Come Shine 5:36
    2. Gloria's Step 7:07
    3. 'Round Midnight 5:15
    4. Blue In Green 5:23
    5. Waltz For Debby 6:54
    6. Detour Ahead 7:35
    7. On Green Dolphin Street 6:00
    8. My Foolish Heart 5:23
    9. If You Could See Me Now 5:15
    10. Elsa 5:05
    11. How Deep Is The Ocean 4:02
    12. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 4:41
    13. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 6:09
    14. I Should Care 3:55
    DISC FIVE  
    1. Star Eyes 4:34
    2. Peri's Scope 3:12
    3. Haunted Heart 3:25
    4. Airegin 3:04
    5. Little Lulu 4:10
    6. Five
    7. Turn Out The Stars (instrumental) 5:07
    8. Nardis 5:30
    9. California Here I Come 2:59
    10. Very Early 4:58
    11. Easy Living 6:33
    12. Wonder Why 5:05
    13. Time Remembered 5:27
    14. You And The Night And The Music 2:28
    DISC SIX  
    1. Beautiful Love 5:03
    2. Waltz For Debby 4:02
    3. I Fall In Love Too Easily 2:39
    4. My Man's Gone Now 6:21
    5. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) 4:30
    6. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 4:41
    7. Emily 5:22
    8. Everything I Love 4:11
    9. Someday My Prince Will Come 4:56
    10. The Shadow Of Your Smile 4:50
    11. A Sleepin' Bee 3:47
    12. Blue In Green 5:23
    13. For Heaven's Sake 2:58
    14. Love Is Here To Stay 2:28
    DISC SEVEN  
    1. In A Sentimental Mood 6:40
    2. How My Heart Sings 4:55
    3. On Green Dolphin Street 6:00
    4. My Foolish Heart 5:23
    5. Stella By Starlight 3:19
    6. Midnight Mood 6:53
    7. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? 4:17
    8. I Should Care 3:55
    9. Autumn Leaves 6:23
    10. Re: Person I Knew 5:42
    11. Alfie 4:57
    12. Very Early 5:40
    DISC EIGHT  
    1. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 4:41
    2. Mornin' Glory 5:17
    3. Yesterday I Heard The Rain 6:24
    4. Emily 5:22
    5. Time Remembered 5:27
    6. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) 4:30
    7. Dolphin Dance 6:00
    8. Sugar Plum 8:13
    9. Turn Out The Stars 5:07
    10. Quiet Now 4:51
    11. Waltz For Debby 1:18

Bill Evans forever changed the way that chords are voiced on the piano, and his frequently telepathic interplay with his sidemen in his trios remains a very influential force long after his 1980 death. Evans recorded frequently during his career, with many classic albums cut for Riverside and Fantasy (all of which have been made available on CD); but none of the music on this remarkable eight-CD set has been released before. Recorded in secret by a devoted fan (Mike Harris) at the Village Vanguard and now put out in this magnificent box with the approval of the Evans estate, these 104 performances feature Bill Evans at his very best, sounding both relaxed and explorative while playing before attentive audiences. With Eddie Gomez or Teddy Kotick on bass and such drummers as Arnie Wise, Joe Hunt, Philly Joe Jones, Jack DeJohnette, John Dentz, Marty Morell, and Eliot Zigmund, Evans is heard on 26 occasions during the 1966-75 period, mixing together fresh versions of familiar songs with some selections that he performed much less often. The recording quality is quite good and the playing is consistently inspired and full of subtle surprises.

Produced by ORRIN KEEPNEWS

Find out more about Bill Evans

RECENT RELATED RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. Enhanced by 24-bit… More

MORE RELEASES FROM BILL EVANS

The Definitive Bill Evans on Riverside and Fantasy tracks more than two decades of recordings by a highly influential figure in jazz piano. More
This collection of some of his most celebrated recorded performances defines the depth of expression and height of exhilaration Evans achieved as… More
Bill Evans’s poetic piano spoke directly from his soul to the hearts of listeners around the world. Nobody played a ballad more exquisitely… More
During the 7 year span at Riverside, Bill Evans only twice recorded outside his customary trio format: in 1962, when he went into the studio in… More
Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the… More
Chris Albertson says in the liner notes: “In 1956, when guitarist Mundell Lowe recommended Bill Evans to Riverside , neither had yet… More
This is it! The breakthrough. The pinnacle of spontaneous musical communication. Three men breathing as one on a tiny bandstand. … More
At the time this album was recorded in 1956, Bill Evans was a pianist known only to a few insiders and those fans who had heard him featured with… More
with Michael Moore, Philly Joe Jones Recorded live by Mike Harris January 15, 1978. (All selections previously… More
Sorry, but no detailed description of this release is currently available. Please click more info for this product’s tracklisting, and other information on this title currently online.
with Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell Recorded November 4, 1973. More
During his seven years as a Riverside recording artist, Bill Evans (1929-1980) established himself as one of the most important pianists in jazz… More