Bill Evans Trio – Sunday At The Village Vanguard (1961) [2002, Analogue Productions Stereo SACD]
SACD ISO (Stereo): 2,75 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,30 GB | Artwork
Label/Cat#: Analogue Productions # CAPJ 9376 SA | Country/Year: US 1961, 2002 | 3% Recovery Info
Genre: Jazz | Style: Post Bop, Instrumental, Modal
Most of the APO analog to DSD conversions are great, but this one is probably the best from a sonic perspective. And if you like jazz trio’s with articulate bass playing and a clear and purposeful piano technique, then you are in for a treat. This is a live recording set at the New York Village Vanguard jazz club with accompanying audience ‘participation’, though that never distracts. The Stereo separation is rather absolute left/right, with the piano in the right speaker and the rest in the left. There is virtually no center image.
It is said that the interaction with his rhythmn section and the prominent place he gives them is a hallmark of the Bill Evans Trio. The bass of Scott LaFaro gets the same attention here as Bill Evans’ piano. Every song is rich in texture and communicates the enormous skills of each of the players. There are many tempo changes and the playing just demands your attention. This is not one for background music, it’s far too interesting for that.
Unfortunately LaFaro died in a car accident ten days after this recording – one of the reasons for featuring him so prominently here. A second album was cut of this session. So if you want to re-live that afternoon on June 25, 1961, you have no choice to buy ‘Waltz For Debbie’ as well – some choice
One of the finest sounding Jazz SACDs in my collection. Expensive now (cira 2013), but it is a must have SACD. At first I thought there was a pressing error/glitch on one track, but I double checked the OJC Red Book and it is there as well. Every system update reveals more information from this stunning SACD. It will hurt when you shell out the bucks for it today unless you can get a good deal, but man is it so worth it! Highest recommendation. sa-cd.net
1. Gloria’s Step
2. My Man’s Gone Now *
3. Solar *
4. Alice in Wonderland
5. All Of You
6. Jade Visions
(4) Bonus tracks: alternate takes of all above tracks except*
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