Complete February 1972 Paris ORTF Performance (2-CD Set)
Bill Evans (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell or Tony Oxley (d)
This edition contains Bill Evans complete February 6, 1972 concert at Paris prestigious Maison de la Radio. The abundance of engaging ideas and sensitive playing, and the excellent sound quality of the performance make this as essential recording for Bill Evans enthusiasts. It is also intriguing to hear the pianist so involved in playing on the sound of the instrument.
In addition to the complete February 6, 1972 Maison de la Radio concert, this edition also contains a fifteen-minute version of Nardis from the June 1972 Ljubljana Festival in Yugoslavia recorded in trio format with Marty Morell and the exciting British drummer Tony Oxley. This is the only track that survived from Evans Ljubljana performance.
01. Re: Person I know
02. Turn out the stars
03. Gloria's step
04. Two lonely people
05. Waltz for Debby
06. What are you doing
for the rest of your life?
07. Twelve Tone Tune
08. Sugar Plum
Total time: 63:02 min.
01. Quiet now
02. Very early
03. Autumn leaves
04. Time remembered
05. My romance
06. Someday my prince will come
07. Nardis (*) Bonus track
Total time: 55:11 min.
Personnel on CD 1 & CD 2, tracks #1-6:
Bill Evans (p), Eddie Gómez (b), Marty Morell (d).
Maison de la Radio, Paris, February 6, 1972
Personnel on CD 2, track #7:
Bill Evans (p), Eddie Gómez (b), Tony Oxley (d).
Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Yugoslavia, June 10, 1972
The piano was exceptional, excellent acoustics, all the conditions were combined to satisfy my ear; thats how I let myself go and played on the sound more than Im used to.
Bill Evans at The Maison de la Radio, February 1972