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empathetic bill evans,
By A Customer
This review is from: BILL EVANS TRIO:SUNDAY AT THE VILLAGE VA (Audio CD)
this album is the original of two recorded in 1961 by riverside records on the last day of a two week engagement at the village vanguard by the brilliant trio of pianist bill evans, bassist scott la faro, and drummer paul motian. the other album from the session, the superb 'waltz for debby', was issued as a memorial to the young la faro, tragically killed two weeks after the recordings. the jazz contained within represents probably the greatest piano/bass interplay ever recorded. here are two of the most brilliant exponents of their instruments reaching heights of empathy unattained anywhere in jazz before or since. but the cohesion of this group was only made possible by the oft-forgotten paul motian; it's his understated momentum that allows bill and scott to weave their magic. i was a teenager when i bought this album in the early 60's, but to this day i'm still hearing new things on it. it's an album every jazz lover simply should not be without.
a lifelong jazz devotee.
tunbridge wells. england.