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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bill Evans: New Jazz Conceptions

This 1956 Riverside album is Evans's debut as a leader and thus has historical interest though it is not the Evans I return to most often. He was already playing with Paul Motian on drums. His "Waltz for Debbie" only lasts about 1:18, so it is not as satisfying as other versions.

1 comment:

Andrew Shields said...

Almost but not quite Motian's first recording. There's an Amazon list that shows two previous dates:

http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Motian-Discography-Part-1955/lm/R1G6EYE27IUPRO

Interesting that Motian played with Evans on the George Russell album listed there as Motian's second recording.

(Motian is one of my all-time favorites!)