Published on Apr 2, 2012
Order the digital download with digital booklet $15.99 http://www.iTunes.com/BillEvansLive
Order the 2 CD Deluxe Digi-pack - $21.98
Limited edition 3LP, 180 gram box set 1st pressing of 3,000 - $69.98
*(free poster with purchase while supplies last)
2 CD Deluxe Digi-pack:
A newly unearthed discovery of Bill Evans recorded in Greenwich Village, NYC on October 23, 1968.
Featuring Eddie Gomez-Bass & Marty Morell-Drums.
2 Complete Never Before Released concerts!
All previously unheard performances.
The only Evans recording ever released from The Village Gate.
Digitally remastered from the original tapes recorded & mixed live providing stellar sound & clarity.
Features rare tracks (in some cases recorded live with the Bill Evans trio for the very first time).
Deluxe 2 CD digi-pack contains 28 page booklet with essays by Nat Hentoff, Gary Burton, Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell, George Klabin & Art D'Lugoff's son, Raphael D'Lugoff.
Includes iconic photos by Tom Copi, Jan Persson, Raymond Ross, Fred Seligo, & Herb Snitzer.
Interesting historical documents including contracts, postcards, family photos and more.
Limited 3LP Box Set Edition:
180 gram vinyl pressed on 12" LP's at 45 RPM by
Record Technology Incorporated (R.T.I.).
Deluxe hand numbered (lift off) 13"x13") box by Ross-Ellis.
Mastered by Bernie Grundman.
Includes 4 panel 12" x 12" version of the CD booklet.
With Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate, Resonance Records offers listeners a table at the front of the stage for a stellar performance by one of jazz's greatest trios. It's October 23, 1968 in Greenwich Village, and legendary pianist Bill Evans is joined by bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell for two top-notch sets, represented here in their entirety. Aired only once, on Columbia University radio station WKCR-FM, this concert hasn't been heard for more than forty years and has never been released in any form.
"This gives people a good idea of what it must have been like to be in the room at the time and experience the music," says producer Zev Feldman. "We've done everything short of building a time machine."
The credit for the recording's remarkable clarity and intimacy rests entirely with George Klabin, then a 22-year-old recording engineer granted unprecedented access to the date by Evans' longtime manager, Helen Keane. Jazz fans can be forgiven for being skeptical after countless long-lost jazz recordings have hit the market only to sound as if they were transmitted over the telephone via a bad connection on a stormy night. Klabin, however, conscientiously positioned separate microphones on each member of the trio, yielding a pristine mix that's the next best thing to being there. This is, quite possibly, the best-engineered and most gorgeous-sounding live recording ever made of Evans.
More info at http://www.resonancerecords.org/artis...
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