When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bill Evans - Trio '64

I love this quiet early Evans trio record. Even though I just posted Evans a couple of days ago, this recording seems to sit perfectly with the 22 inches of snow I got. I suppose that justifies the version of "Santa Claus" included on this lp.

What may seem like a light, dismissable recording stands the test of time come daylight.

Had this record been recorded just a few years later, it would have been a CTI release. And it sounds every bit like one.

And it heralds the great things by Evans yet to come.

And totally unrelated to the music, a fantastic cover.

Bill Evans Trio
Trio '64

1. Little Lulu
2. A Sleeping Bee
2. Always
4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
5. I'll See You Again
6. For Heaven's Sake
7. Dancing In The Dark
8. Everything Happens To Me

Bill Evans - piano
Gary Peacock - bass
Paul Motian - drums

recorded 12/18/63. NYC

Verve V-8578


SlimStew said...

I love this record, and these cats at this time in their careers, thanks. This is OOP??!! Shame on "Them"!

Waterfallman said...

This is magnificent record. The best after the famous trio. Thanks for sharing!

tom said...

Moes, you got it right and then some. I was excited when "Trio 65" was released, not realizing at the time how important Gary Peacock was to this absolutely amazing "Trio 64."