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‘I remember finding that somehow I had reached a new inner level of expression in my playing. It had come almost automatically, and I was very anxious about it, afraid I might lose it – I thought maybe I’d wake up tomorrow and it wouldn’t be there.’ Bill Evans

The Quiet Passion of Bill Evans is a three-disc box set anthology of collaborations, guest sessions and classic trio recordings made during the meteoric first seven years of the career of this extraordinary, internationally renowned, pianist.

Throughout the set, and in an eclectic range of musical contexts, we hear the sensitive, lyrical playing that placed Evans firmly amongst the all-time jazz greats; including sessions for such legends as Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley, Chet Baker, Michel Legrand, Helen Merrill and the Danish trombonist Kai Winding; for progressive composer / arrangers such as George Russell, Earl Zindars, Bill Potts, Oliver Nelson and Tadd Dameron, and in collaboration with technicians of the calibre of Jim Hall, Freddie Hubbard, Shelly Manne and Bob Brookmeyer.

Then Blue in Green, an exquisite Evans contribution to Miles Davis’ monumental ‘A Kind of Blue’, and finally some of the deepest of musical statements in the elegant Scott LaFaro and Chick Israels incarnations of the Bill Evans Trio; one of the most influential of all jazz ensembles, led by the most complete musician of our time.

TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE:
LUCY REED
1. BECAUSE WE’RE KIDS

BILL EVANS (SOLO)
2. WALTZ FOR DEBBY

GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
3. CONCERTO FOR BILLY THE KID

DICK GARCIA QUARTET
4. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

CHARLES MINGUS SEXTET
5. CONVERSATION

JOE PUMA QUARTET
6. MOTHER OF EARL

EDDIE COSTA QUARTET
7. IF I WERE A BELL

HELEN MERRILL WITH THE BOBBY JASPAR QUINTET
8. ALL OF YOU

MILES DAVIS QUINTET
9. STELLA BY STARLIGHT

MICHEL LEGRAND ORCHESTRA
10. JITTERBUG WALTZ

MICHEL LEGRAND ORCHESTRA
11. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET
12. NARDIS (TAKE 5)

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET
13. STRAIGHT LIFE

ART FARMER QUINTET
14. THE TOUCH OF YOUR LIPS

GEORGE RUSSELL ORCHESTRA
15. MANHATTAN-RICO

BILL EVANS SOLO
16. PEACE PIECE

DISC TWO:
CHET BAKER SEPTET
1. ALONE TOGETHER

BILL POTTS BIG BAND
2. I LOVES YOU, PORGY

MILES DAVIS QUINTET
3. BLUE IN GREEN

BOB BROOKMEYER – BILL EVANS QUINTET
4. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

TONY SCOTT QUARTET
5. MISERY (TO LADY DAY)

BILL EVANS TRIO
6. SPRING IS HERE

GEORGE RUSSELL ORCHESTRA
7. WALTZ FROM OUTER SPACE

KAI WINDING TROMBONES
8. BLACK COFFEE

BILL EVANS TRIO
9. HAUNTED HEART
10. NARDIS
11. ELSA

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUARTET
12. WHO CARES (TAKE 5)
13. ELSA
14. WALTZ FOR DEBBY

OLIVER NELSON SEXTET
15. YEARNIN’

DISC THREE:
BILL EVANS TRIO
1. MY FOOLISH HEART
2. WALTZ FOR DEBBY (TAKE 2)
3. MY MAN’S GONE NOW

DAVE PIKE QUARTET
4. WHY NOT (IMPRESSIONS)
5. WILD IS THE WIND

TADD DAMERON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
6. SWIFT AS THE WIND

BILL EVANS / JIM HALL DUO
7. MY FUNNY VALENTINE

BILL EVANS TRIO
8. HOW MY HEART SINGS
9. 34 SKIDOO
10. I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY

BILL EVANS QUINTET
11. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
12. INTERPLAY (BLUES – F MINOR)

SHELLY MANNE / BILL EVANS WITH MONTY BUDWIG
13. LET’S GO BACK TO THE WALTZ
14. DANNY BOY

DISC ONE:
LUCY REED
1. BECAUSE WE'RE KIDS

BILL EVANS (SOLO)
2. WALTZ FOR DEBBY

GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
3. CONCERTO FOR BILLY THE KID

DICK GARCIA QUARTET
4. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

CHARLES MINGUS SEXTET
5. CONVERSATION

JOE PUMA QUARTET
6. MOTHER OF EARL

EDDIE COSTA QUARTET
7. IF I WERE A BELL

HELEN MERRILL WITH THE BOBBY JASPAR QUINTET
8. ALL OF YOU

MILES DAVIS QUINTET
9. STELLA BY STARLIGHT

MICHEL LEGRAND ORCHESTRA
10. JITTERBUG WALTZ

MICHEL LEGRAND ORCHESTRA
11. 'ROUND MIDNIGHT

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET
12. NARDIS (TAKE 5)

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET
13. STRAIGHT LIFE

ART FARMER QUINTET
14. THE TOUCH OF YOUR LIPS

GEORGE RUSSELL ORCHESTRA
15. MANHATTAN-RICO

BILL EVANS SOLO
16. PEACE PIECE

DISC TWO:
CHET BAKER SEPTET
1. ALONE TOGETHER

BILL POTTS BIG BAND
2. I LOVES YOU, PORGY

MILES DAVIS QUINTET
3. BLUE IN GREEN

BOB BROOKMEYER - BILL EVANS QUINTET
4. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

TONY SCOTT QUARTET
5. MISERY (TO LADY DAY)

BILL EVANS TRIO
6. SPRING IS HERE

GEORGE RUSSELL ORCHESTRA
7. WALTZ FROM OUTER SPACE

KAI WINDING TROMBONES
8. BLACK COFFEE

BILL EVANS TRIO
9. HAUNTED HEART
10. NARDIS
11. ELSA

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUARTET
12. WHO CARES (TAKE 5)
13. ELSA
14. WALTZ FOR DEBBY

OLIVER NELSON SEXTET
15. YEARNIN'

DISC THREE:
BILL EVANS TRIO
1. MY FOOLISH HEART
2. WALTZ FOR DEBBY (TAKE 2)
3. MY MAN'S GONE NOW

DAVE PIKE QUARTET
4. WHY NOT (IMPRESSIONS)
5. WILD IS THE WIND

TADD DAMERON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
6. SWIFT AS THE WIND

BILL EVANS / JIM HALL DUO
7. MY FUNNY VALENTINE

BILL EVANS TRIO
8. HOW MY HEART SINGS
9. 34 SKIDOO
10. I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY

BILL EVANS QUINTET
11. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
12. INTERPLAY (BLUES - F MINOR)

SHELLY MANNE / BILL EVANS WITH MONTY BUDWIG
13. LET'S GO BACK TO THE WALTZ
14. DANNY BOY
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