Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz

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Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz

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As an employee with borrowing privileges, I'm taking more frequent advantage of The University of Tulsa's CD library. At the moment I'm very much enjoying this disc, which is very fluid and moody in that "rainy night with a scotch in hand" sort of way. I prefer small combos, either piano-bass-kit, or with a horn on top.
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Bill Evans is a master. If you do a YouTube search, you can also find some videos of him playing.
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Thanks, Michael! That stuff is pure gold.
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Doug, if you're interested in minimalism and small jazz combos, let me recommend Heavy Sounds by Elvin Jones (drums) and Richard Davis (bass). Only two other musicians show up on the album at all. It's been a favorite of mine since college. I'll have to do some Bill Evans exploration.

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I second Michael's suggestion of searching for a video of him (Bill Evans), you'll be impressed...besides youtube, you can google him and check under videos.
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One of my two favorite box sets is the Bill Evans Village Vanguard 1961 on Riverside box which came out a couple of years ago. Highly recommended!
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Ah, that makes me want to dust off some Evans recordings. I'm listening to the Satoko Fujii Quartet right now (the "Zephyros" album) and digging it. Very spare, but energetic. Satoko is a fine pianist indeed. If anyone's interested in having a (legal) listen, I have a song up here:

http://iancevans.muxtape.com/
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Bill Evans is one of those people whose influence just radiates to so many players. You listen to people like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, or even Brad Mehldau and you can feel that influence. With jazz, seeking the source and moving outward gives a very complete picture of where their playing evolved from.

Currently enjoying Keith Jarrett's trio album "Up For It".
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Here's another vote for the Village Vanguard shows. If you are an eMusic subscriber, you can easily pick up both Sunday at the Village Vanguard, and Waltz for Debby. You'll also find the following four albums: Consecration, Moonbeams, Exploration and Complete February 1972 Paris ORTF Performance.
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If you're into female vocalist, try Diana Krall.
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