Here are the covers of the complete body of work recorded by Bill Evans as released by the Fantasy label during the seven-year period closely preceding Evans’s untimely death in 1980. The albums contain 98 selections recorded by Bill Evans between 1973 and 1979 in club, concert, or studio settings, plus a previously unreleased 1976 Paris concert recording. Also included is a fascinating hour-long interview with Evans at the piano, conducted by Marian McPartland and originally broadcasted on National Public Radio in 1978. In next solo, duo, trio, and quintet performances with Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Kenny Burrell, Eddie Gomez, Philly Joe Jones, Lee Konitz, Harold Land, Warne Marsh, Marty Morell, and Eliot Zigmund, Bill Evans is revealed as a commanding artist at the peak of his powers.
For a detailed discography of Bill Evans recordings refer to The Bill Evans Webpages created by Jan Stevens: “Bill Evans – The Complete Catalogue Of Recordings 1954 through 1980″.
The Tokyo Concert
Since We Met
I Will Say Goodbye
Re: Person I Knew
From The 70’s
THE BILL EVANS TRIO: THE SIDEMEN DURING THE FANTASY YEARS
Marty Morell (1968-1975)
Drummer Marty Morell (1944) attended the Manhattan School of Music. He had the distinction of being a member of the Bill Evans Trio longer than any other drummer: seven years. He is a quiet and subtle but consistently inventive player. Prior to joining Evans, Morell worked with the Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Steve Kuhn and Gary McFarland. Morell played, recorded and toured the world with Bill Evans and Eddie Gomez from 1968-1975.
Eddie Gomez (1966-1977)
Bassist Eddie Gomez (1944), born in Puerto Rico, emigrated at a young age to the United States and graduated from Juilliard in 1963. He is perhaps most notable for his work done with the Bill Evans trio from 1966 to 1977. He would spend a total of eleven years with the Bill Evans Trio, which included performances throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, as well as dozens of recordings. He performaned with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Marian McPartland, Paul Bley, Wayne Shorter, Steve Gadd, Jeremy Steig, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Al Foster and Chick Corea.