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Bill Evans Trio: Jazz at The Maintenance Shop 1979

  • November 27, 2015

This is a live set by the Bill Evans Trio recorded as a part of a series of broadcasts for Iowa Public Television entitled Jazz at The Maintenance Shop in 1979.

Bill Evans is arguably the most influential jazz pianist of the modern era. In a short-lived career (he died at age 50), he recorded with such luminaries as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Tony Scott, John Lewis, Jim Hall, Shelly Manne, Oliver Nelson, Gary McFarland, George Russell, Gunther Schuller, Stephane Grappelli, just to name a few.

He fronted several legendary groups, including his celebrated “first” trio that featured drummer Paul Motion and the sublimely talented bassist Scott LaFaro. We were fortunate to catch his trios live on several occasions, most notably at Shelly Manne’s ill-fated venue on Wilshire Boulevard in LA that featured Marty Morell on drums and Eddie Gomez on bass.

This recording showcases Evans with his last trio with John LaBarbara on drums and Marc Johnson on bass.

The set list includes:
00:24~04:56 Re: Person I Knew (Evans)
05:12~12:32 Midnight Mood (Zawinul)
12:40~18:30 The Peacocks (Rowles)
18:48~23:05 Theme From M.A.S.H.(Suicide Is Painless)(Mandel)
23:30~29:06 Quiet Now (Zeitlin)
29:08~35:10 Up With The Lark (Kern)
35:10~43:30 In Your Own Sweet Way (Brubeck)
43:40~50:10 I Do It For Your Love (Simon)
50:10~end My Romance (Rodgers/Hart)

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