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Waltz For Debby [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] (OJC Remaster)
 
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Waltz For Debby [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] (OJC Remaster)

4 Oct. 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2010
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2010
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:05:58
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  • ASIN: B0044JTXVU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,222 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Adam V VINE VOICE on 13 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one of two albums taken from the same concert, (the other being 'Sunday at the Village Vanguard')in 1961, featuring Evans with his most famous trio with Scott Lafaro and Paul Motian. It is a remarkable set, particularly the selections featured on this album, and the music is made all the more poignant by the fact that Lafaro died a matter of days later in a road accident.
As a bass player, Lafaro was more than just a background accompaniment to provide a platform for Evans' improvisations; this was a revolutionary group in that pianist and bassist improvised together and the results here are extraordinary. Evans' own playing is both beautiful and adventurous, almost mesmerising at times in his flowing melody lines, but Lafaro is with him every step of the way responding to ideas with an almost harp like quality to his playing at times. The two clearly had an almost telepathic understanding. It is hard to pick highlights as all six tracks are excellent, but I will mention four. 'My Foolish Heart'is an aching starkly tender piece featuring some lovely interplay between Evans and Lafaro; 'Waltz for Debby' features concerto like playing from Evans; 'Milestones' offers a very different but equally effective interpretation of the Miles Davis classic; and 'Some Other Time' is quite simply exquisite.
Despite the technical excellence and significance of this work, it is not at all difficult to listen to. Evans is as always lyrical and melodic, without ever being in danger of blandness or mere sentimentality. So whether you are a jazz pianist, a Bill Evans fan, a music student or just a fan of beautiful music, then this comes highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Paul Taylor on 12 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Not sure what the other reviewer has been listening to- "Waltz for Debby" is one half of a live gig at the Village Vanguard with Scott le Faro and Paul Motian... but that's incidental to the fact that this is one of THE great jazz records of all time, the ballad led, reflective companion to "Sunday At The Village Vanguard", one of those complete artworks that creates its own world, superficially sweet and easy but an album that keeps revealing new depths the more you listen to it. Everyone who is remotely interested in jazz should own this- if you bought "Kind Of Blue" wondering what all the fuss was about, this is where to go next
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. P. Verma on 24 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I got this album for 5 pounds in FOPP - before you shell out £26!

So there are 4 instruments on this album - the piano, a double bass, a drum kit, and the audience participation - applause, drinks clinking, chat etc. I'm always surprised that there was so much talking going on, while they played, as I'm constantly mesmerised by the skill and creativity of the trio. But of course, this is a New York jazz club! Surely the guys are showing off to the girls, and using the music as the most wonderful backdrop.

The songs are all relatively slow, with a slight tinge of melancholy. There are 2 takes each of Waltz for Debby, Detour Ahead, My Romance, not a problem as each version goes off in a different direction, with bass and piano exchanging solos in a very "off the cuff" way. The intricacy of the dove-tailing between the players is extraordinary, surely communication has reached a new level between these three, it is more telepathy than anything else...

This is such an evocative album. I always imagine myself in a New York taxicab, under the streetlights and a fine misty rain. Or another image is a lit stage, with the audience enjoying drinks at round tables in darkness... Bill Evans sort of bent over his piano, like an old gardener tending a beautiful flower, and extracting such pleasing cadences and thrilling melodic lines, all underscored by high-hat rhythms and bass licks... For me, it is the way the playing is so excellent, but this excellence is put to the service of creating a mood and emotion, without any showboating, that makes this album something I return to very regularly.

The wonderful version of the Gershwin song "I Loves You, Porgy" rounds off the set.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Costa on 7 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought this record because it was referred to in a book and I immediately fell in love with it. I just can't stop playing it over and over again. The song "Waltz for Debbie" is probably the most beautiful jazz song ever made and a great example of a jazz waltz.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By os TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 May 2012
Format: Audio CD
If there has been anything better released in the piano jazz trio line, please let me know. It's as intimate a live album as you'll ever hear- beautifully recorded with the warmth of the bass,the liquid tones of the piano and the detailed drum and brush work faithfully captured. Aside from the 'you are in the room feeling',what draws people to this album is the astonishing musicianship and the quality of the material.

This album can be enjoyed on many levels - firstly and most importantly as a sophisticated,relaxed yet readily enjoyable jazz album,rather like 'Kind of Blue'.Every track offers up great playing and very often some truly memorable melodies.Play this album last thing at night for relaxation or at a dinner party for a pleasant musical background or maybe as a backdrop for romance ( if you are lucky!)and you'll find that it works a treat. For students of jazz ( like myself!) who enjoy the sound of brilliant musicians at work,this album is essential listening. It is interesting (not to say humbling)to hear Evans,La Faro and Motian effortlessly playing together,supporting each other and pushing the music forward without ever intruding on each others endeavors. Just listen,for instance to the bitter-sweet melancholia of 'My Foolish Heart' and the equally lovely 'Waltz For Debbie' to hear why this swinging yet sensitive approach to jazz is so appealing.

Even if you think jazz is not for you, try a sample of this album, I think you might be converted. Jazz fans everywhere should own this very special disc. Recommended! If you want one tune to try , have a go with the breathtaking 'Some Other Time',if that doesn't work, give up now!

If you love this album as I do, get the duet albums with Bill Evans and Tony Bennett- they are beautiful and fun in equal measure!
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