Bill Evans Trio: “The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings from 1961″( Riverside (3RCD-4443-2): [From the press release]: “The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings: Bill Evans Trio. All five sets performed by the Bill Evans Trio on June 25, 1961, at the Village Vanguard club in New York City were recorded, resulting in what are recognized as some of the greatest live recordings in the history of jazz. The trio, consisting of Bill Evans (piano), Paul Motian (drums) and Scott LaFaro (bass), has been credited with redefining jazz piano trios by including the bass and drums as equal partners rather than a rhythm section accompanying a piano soloist. The performances were the last by this lineup of the trio because LaFaro was tragically killed in a car crash ten days later.” To see more details about this release click here.
Bill Evans Trio and Guests: Nice, 1978 (1101 Distribution): 2-disc CD set containing a live performance of 17 tracks recorded in Nice (France) in July 1978. A very rare recordings, performed by an unusual trio that never made a studio album featuring drummer Philly Joe Jones and bassist Marc Johnson, joining them Lee Konitz for three amazing quartet tracks and Curtis Fuller for a marvelous quintet version of “Lover Man”. Another added combo is Stan Getz & Christian Escoude with the trio and Fuller in the finale on “All the Things You Are”. To see more details click here.