Sunday at the Village Vanguard
1 x LP
limited coloured vinyl
( 1961 ) -2012 EU reissue on 180g LP -The recordings have long been recognized as capturing the essence of the unique three-way interaction that characterized the trio; this album is further distinguished by its emphasis on the solo work and compositions
Release date 15-01-2012(Originally released in 1961)
2012 EU reissue on coloured 180g LP -Few albums in the history of contemporary American music can be more deserving than this one of the designation 'Original Jazz Classic.' It is the first of two Riverside albums derived from the legendary final appearance of the first Bill Evans trio, taped during the last day of a Village Vanguard engagement, barely ten days before the tragic death of bassist Scott LaFaro.
The recordings have long been recognized as capturing the essence of the unique three-way interaction that characterized the trio; this album is further distinguished by its emphasis on the solo work and compositions of the innovative LaFaro. Sumptuous.
A1 Glorias Step Scott Lafaro
A2 My Mans Gone Now George & Ira GershwinDubose Heyward
A3 Solar Miles Davis
B1 Alice In Wonderland Sammy FainBob Hilliard
B2 All Of You Cole Porter
B3 Jade Visions Scott Lafaro
B4 Jade Visions Alt Tk Scott Lafaro
Bass – Scott LaFaro
Drums – Paul Motian
Piano – Bill Evans
This release presents music from the legendary 1961 Village Vanguard sets by the Bill Evans Trio. It would mark the last recording by the formation of the group with Scott LaFaro on bass, and Paul Motian on drums, as LaFaro died ten days later on July 6, 1961, at the age of 25. Evans, who loved LaFaro’s playing, would take a long hiatus before forming a new trio. The celebrated Village Vanguard is a jazz club located at 178 7th Avenue South in Greenwich Village, New York City. It was opened by Max Gordon on February 22, 1935. At first, it also featured other forms of music such as folk and beat poetry, but it switched to an all-jazz format in 1957. Over 100 jazz LPs have been recorded at the venue since an album issued under Sonny Rollins’ name in 1957. The two most famous engagements in the club’s history are probably those by Bill Evans (presented here) and John Coltrane, both of which took place in 1961.
Extra info: limited coloured vinyl
Label: Wax Time
Originally released: 1961
This release: 2018