BILL EVANS From The 70s: Previously Unissued Studio & Club Recordings, 1973-1977 1983
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Happened across this a couple weeks go and thought it would help round out the excellent overview of Bill's 70s period provided by Simon over at never enough rhodes. The CD with the same name and cover art released by Original Jazz Classics in 2007 is not technically a reissue since it's actually nine tracks taken exlusively from the gig with Gomez and Morell that make up the bulk of the original collection.
When this LP was put out in 1983, all seven selections (taken from four separate sessions) were being released for the initial time. With the emergence of CDs, these numbers are being used as "bonus tracks" to fill in the original programs that they came from, so this particular set went out-of-print. Bill Evans collectors who happen to run across the album may want to pick it up anyway for there are six fine trio numbers with bassist Eddie Gomez and either Marty Morell or Eliot Zigmund on drums. In addition one of the two versions of "Nobody Else but Me" is taken from the quintet date that Evans had with tenor saxophonist Harold Land and guitarist Kenny Burrell.— Scott Yanow