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Bill Evans Trio: Moonbeams

The first record by the great pianist after the death of his bass player, Scott LaFaro, reissued from 1962—on its 50th birthday.

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Bill Evans: In Good Company

Americana man Bill Evans is the kind of man you want to know.

Jedd Beaudoin
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Bill Evans: Dragonfly

Bill Evans further explores his self-invented soulgrass genre with Dragonfly.

Steven Spoerl
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Bill Evans: Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate

If the success of a jazz recording comes not out of what it means but how it reaches you, how much it opens up to you and lets you feel it, then Top of the Gate succeeds.

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The Top 10 Jazz Tunes For People Who Don't Like Jazz

While jazz’s complexity cannot be denied, much of the music remains accessible to all. The trick is just finding the right tunes and artists, those who have a universal appeal beyond the scope of the typical, admittedly somewhat limited, jazz audience.

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Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans: Know What I Mean?

A classic from 1961, reissued with alternate takes: sensitive piano, ripe alto sax and more.

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Bill Evans: The Definitive Bill Evans on Riverside and Fantasy

This collection may serve as a timely refresher course for the fans, but it is an ideal primer for would-be enthusiasts.

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Bill Evans: The Sesjun Radio Shows

The great jazz pianist in the Netherlands in 1973, 1975, and 1979 -- never before released.

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Counterbalance No. 39: Miles Davis’ 'Kind of Blue'

The Great List of the most acclaimed albums of all time makes its first foray into jazz, beginning with Miles Davis’ 1959 favorite. With no lyrics to quote, Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn are having difficulty writing this introduction.

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Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco

In between stays at mental institutions for schizophrenia, Powell left behind a remarkable legacy. Sadly, he hasn’t received the same widespread admiration that his close friend Thelonious Monk secured. But to true fans of the jazz genre, Powell is revered.

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Eddie Gomez & Cesarius Alvim: Forever

Such strong musical telepathy can be more fun for the performers than the listeners. At least it's quality telepathy.

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The Music of Bill Evans with Bill Charlap and Jim Hall: 14 May 2010 - New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater was a perfectly complimentary acoustical setting for Bill Evans' repertoire last Friday night.

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Frank Sinatra: Christmas with Sinatra and Friends

Christmas with Sinatra and Friends works because Sinatra sounds his best when he's around other people.

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The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.

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Kind of Blue Revisited: The 50th Anniversary of the Greatest (Jazz) Album of All Time

A staple of modern music for nearly 50 years, Kind of Blue is near-impossible to hear with fresh ears. But perhaps that is precisely why it needs some re-examining.

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Kind of Blue Revisited: The 50th Anniversary of the Greatest (Jazz) Album of All Time

A staple of modern music for nearly 50 years, Kind of Blue is near-impossible to hear with fresh ears. But perhaps that is precisely why it needs some re-examining.

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Eliane Elias: Something for You

The Brazilian-American pianist (and sometime singer) dials up a middling tribute to a much greater jazz pianist.

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Bill Evans: Everybody Digs Bill Evans

A half century later, a good jazz album from '58 has become timeless.

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Best Jazz of 2006

Will Layman's list of the year's best jazz records, a hearty baker's dozen, includes iconoclasts, eccentrics, avant-gardists, and some downright swingers.

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Miles Davis: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions

Four discs of the greatest American music there is. Feast.


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