Dutch newspaper article (1985) from Frank van Dixhoorn with the title "Breathing in a Vacuum" about the beautiful collector's item 18 LP-Box set of "The Complete Riverside Recordings" containing over 13 hours of music covering 151 performances from 1956-1963 with lots of previously unreleased recordings. Also includes a fully illustrated booklet. Evans' work is what this box set is all about. The peerless recordings with Scott LeFaro and Paul Motian are highlights as well as a session with Cannonball Adderley, Evans' "Interplay" sessions, some previously unreleased, beautiful solo piano (subsequently available on other records--the Solo Sessions for example), and all Evans' other recordings for Riverside. Naturally this includes the brilliant "Everybody Digs Bill Evans", "Portrait in Jazz", "Sunday at the Village Vanguard", and "Waltz for Debby" amongst others. Many alternate takes (some more engaging than the originals) are included (most, if not all, of these have been included on releases of these classic albums) and the set comes with an excellent booklet (dimensionally similar to an LP) detailing the recording sessions and paying tribute to one of jazz's greatest pianists.


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