Waltz for Debby - The Complete 1969 Pescara Festival
Bill Evans (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d)
Complete Concert For The First Time Ever On 1 CD!
Total Time: 62:03
1. Emily (Marcer-Mandel) 5:51
2. A Sleeping Bee (Arlen) 5:00
3. Alfie (Bacharach) 5:31
4. Who Can I Turn You (Bricusse-Newley) 5:59
5. Very Early (Evans) 4:54
6. Round About Midnight (Monk) 6:59
7. Autumn Leaves (Kosma) 5:10
8. Quiet Now (Evans) 5:30
9. Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen) 5:07
10. Nardis (Dvais) 6:55
11. Waltz for Debby (Evans) 5:30
Until this release listeners had to purchase 2 different CDs that only could be found on limited Japanese edition in order to obtain the complete concert.
On July 18, 1969, Evans took his trio with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell to Italy in order to inaugurate the Pescara Festival located on the Adriatic coast. The group was recorded live on eleven tracks that were supposed to be broadcast for radio only. But much to the chagrin of Evans and his manager Helen Keane, the concert was released on limited edition on two Japanese CDs. This release contains Bill Evans complete Pescara Festival performance, marking the first time that all of these songs are found on one disc. Despite the pianists indignation over the recordings, the music performed that night was of excellent quality and we are extremely lucky to have it.