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Sunday At The Village Vanguard

Bill Evans Trio

1961

Sunday At The Village Vanguard

Album Summary

Sunday at the Village Vanguard is a live album by jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans and his Trio consisting of Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian. Released in 1961, the album is routinely ranked as one of the best live jazz recordings of all time.

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Rating

3.38

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5196

Genres

  • Jazz
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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

I have always found Bill Evans to sound like "falling down" -- the sun falling down, the rain falling down, the snow falling down. What makes the Trio so transcendent is the dialogue between piano and bass with the percussion actually guiding the journey.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
5

One of the first albums I listened to when getting into jazz. Amazing brassless jazz album. Just a piano, drums and bass and it sounds great.

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Thu Dec 16 2021
5

I listened to this 8 times yesterday, and will do so again today. This is like the jazz album you wanted to discover to help you get a better understanding. Backstory is amazing, it's just incredible brass free jazz.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
3

J'ai demandé à Robert Dimery ce que faisait cet album dans la liste des 1001 et il m'a très rapidement répondu (Robert et moi sommes très proches) qu'il voulait à la base ajouter un autre album mais a cliqué sans le faire exprès sur une playlist appelée "3 hours jazz chillax music" et l'a insérée dans les 1001. Robert est quelqu'un d'extrêmement tête en l'air.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
4

It's tempting to dismiss Sunday At The Village Vanguard as safe, geriatric and boring, the sort of music you would expect to hear in an upscale hotel lobby bar. But that isn't really fair--the album deserves a closer listen. In most popular (as distinguished from classical) improvisatory music, the function of the rhythm section is to lay down a groove, keep time, and provide a rhythmic and harmonic structure for the soloist to blow over. Bill Evans has had a lot of trios over the years, but this is probably the first one in which each member of the trio could and was expected to fluidly take on any role: time keeping, harmony, soloing, holding down a groove or pulse, etc. This required intense listening from all the members of the trio and is actually very difficult to do well. A close listen will reveal that the trio is communicating almost telepathically, and that the playing is exquisite, which accounts for the legendary status of this album, especially among jazz buffs. That said, if you aren't willing to put in the effort to intensively listen to this music, it will most likely come across as safe, geriatric and boring. That is why I actually prefer other recordings of the Bill Evans Trio, especially Turn Out The Stars, which was recorded shortly before Evans died. Evans pours his heart and soul into those performances with unmatched ferocity, knowing he didn't have long to live. So, how to rate Sunday At The Village Vanguard? Well, for what Evans was going for, it's pretty much perfection, an easy 5/5. However, I have to be honest--I don't really enjoy listening to it that much.

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Sat Feb 20 2021
4

Music can serve as a rush or atmosphere, this is all atmosphere and it’s amazing. Excellent. The deep background conversation noise really adds something. Excellent, jumping off point

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

I want to listen to this in front of a log fire in a comfy chair drinking good whisky with a few friends.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
3

I realised something masterful was afoot when I noticed these dainties weren't only sighing and swaying but giggling and winking at me too.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
3

A gorgeous stroll with people who make you smile and laugh through a bustling city in winter.

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Wed Sep 16 2020
5

What a great album! Very soothing jazz.

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Wed Nov 18 2020
5

i love it

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

You like jazz?

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Superb

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

Unexpectedly easy listening, super accessible and engaging. The live format works well, love the chatter and glass clinking. Even though the band's namesake is on Piano I thought the bass was way more impressive. Has got to be the world's most undercover drummer; he's somehow always there but never there. Would definitely benefit from several more listens. All Of You is the highlight. Although lots of the stuff from this era is difficult to relate to and tempting to dismiss, this exercise has made interesting to imagine what it would've sounded like to me in the context of that time in space. Also have been dishing out lots of five stars lately.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Jamming album. Some songs with sweet guitar solos that rock harder.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
5

Absolutely amazing!

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

classudo

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Fri Jun 18 2021
5

This was extremely pleasant background music for the stuff I was doing around the house. I was a little leery because sometimes I find the improv parts of jazz to be annoying, but this combination of instruments and chill sound worked well for me.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Fantastic, loved this sound

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Sun Apr 11 2021
5

Smooth

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Thu May 13 2021
5

A jazz album worthy of some serious superlatives. Blissful stuff from open to close. I am a sucker for Alice in Wonderland; this nearly gets 5 starts just for that track.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Smooth, calm, relaxing

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

SO GOOD.

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

A stunner. Loved every second. Absolutely beautiful

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

Jazz Clásico del bueno. Todo un descubrimiento.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
5

Not much into jazz, but you listen to this, you understand what makes jazz special. Phenomenal musicianship

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Sun Feb 28 2021
5

mt loko

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Fri Mar 26 2021
5

Phenomenal Jazz Classic, great recording

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Mon Apr 19 2021
5

Nice.

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Wed Sep 01 2021
5

5/5 - Excellent

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Wed Oct 06 2021
5

sophisticated focus music, great for work

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

Absolute classic, incredible from start to finish.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
5

Beautiful chemistry between these three. One of Scott La Faro's last recordings. Bill's voicings and phrasings in this performance are masterful.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

Really good. Not a jazz guy but the skill is there. It is also more approachable than a lot of jazz but not fading into the background.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
5

Les voy a ser franco y honesto: es demasiado refinado para mí. Los barriobajeros no escuchamos este tipo de obras maestras.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
5

Masterpiece

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Sun Oct 31 2021
5

Bill Evans es una verga. Más jazz por favor.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
5

Loved it - i liked the Charlie Brown christmas vibe

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Mon Nov 08 2021
5

Super chillier jazz der sehr zeitlos daherkommt

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Musste ich zwei mal hören. Großartig.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

A classic!

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

Very excellent listen

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Thu Dec 02 2021
5

So good

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Fri Dec 03 2021
5

This album is good and relaxing.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

gorgeous!

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

So good! Such a simple band with complex music. I loved it.

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Thu Dec 16 2021
5

One of the best albums of the vinyl history. One of the great pianists of the history.

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Tue Dec 28 2021
5

Really good and relaxing jazz. Really dug this album a lot. Will give it another listen.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
5

So smooth. Mmmm hmmmmm.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

Good album, nice smooth jazz.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

Don't know much about this genre / style of music. I'd hold my snarky criticism if I had any, but this is super-good stuff. Lovely, coffee-and-pajamas Sunday morning listening. Hi-fives.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

a fabulous jazz trio playing in a wonderful jazz club - what's not to love?

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Sat Feb 12 2022
5

This is certainly a smooth album that puts a smile on my face. Gorgeous!

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Tue Feb 15 2022
5

Really good jazz album from 1961

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Wed Feb 16 2022
5

Iconic live jazz release

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Mon Feb 21 2022
5

Not come across Bill Evans before, but this is now in my list of jazz to listen to.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

love the jazz.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

Oo this is an easy 5 cello gets me every time.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

This is indeed, like they say, one of the best jazz live albums of all time. Bill Evans was one of the greats when it comes to piano, and the clearness and strongness of his style are captured very well in this record. The best thing Evans did was leave Miles Davis' band in 1959 and form his own trio, since Scott LaFaro' bass and Paul Motian' drums were a perfect match for his refinement. It's a shame that this trio only produced four albums and one have to wonder what else they would gift us if it wans't for LaFaro's tragic death. But to end on a lighter note, the performances of "My Man's Gone Now" and "Solar" are essencial jazz.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
5

Bill Evans is an absolute genius on the piano. I'd put him right up there with Oscar Peterson. This album creates a very soothing ambience that I really enjoy. The 'banter' between the bass and piano is playful at times, and you can tell the trio never falls out of sync. The quiet conversation and clinking of glasses leaking through this live recording at times makes me feels right at home. Fave tracks: All of You - Take 2, Alice in Wonderland - Take 1

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Mon May 02 2022
5

Oh, to be a fly on the wall (or an audience member in attendance) at the time of this performance. Apparently the last show of the trio to include bassist Scott LaFaro, this live set gave us two albums and plenty of stellar moments sprinkled throughout (from the takes of Alice in Wonderland, All of You, My Man's Gone Now, Porgy, etc.) Go out of your way to listen to whatever variation you prefer (Sunday, Waltz for Debby and/or the Complete) and immerse yourself in one of the more important nights (out of many) in jazz history.

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Sun May 29 2022
5

Took me a bit, to realise just who this was, but the more I listened the more I felt I was there.

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Tue May 31 2022
5

Cool

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

Pretty

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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

Épico álbum para los amantes del piano y el Jazz

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Masterpiece.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

Great recording, fantastic arrangements, I could listen to this all day. And I kind of did.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

While on my home 1001albumsgenerator project I am getting things that are more aggressive, on this one I see, that I get amazingly nice music to keep my working mood up. This album is amazing to listen, while I have my coffee and don't want to hear the noise at work, that lasts for a while. The drums are amazing.

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Sat Aug 06 2022
5

These cats are cookin’!

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Amazing!!! Great for background as well

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

BET is god!!! EVERYONE digs Bill Evans 😁

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

The interplay between them and the intimacy of the Vanguard gives this live performance a a gorgeous sonic stage that gives one the feeling of being there.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

My second favorite Bill Evans album. The trio plays seamlessly as one during Bill’s very visual compositions.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

So so good

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

Really enjoyed this! I dont know about jazz enough to know why this is considered "the" live jazz album, but there were a lot of elements that really tickles my ears in a good way. Loved the buildup in "Solar", how the trio started drifting apart and then comes back together in unison, super professional and just a joy to hear. Will listen again!

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

nice

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Sun Sep 18 2022
5

Soothing, relaxing, entrancing

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Sun Oct 16 2022
5

Which idiot at Spotify ordered it so the bonus tracks come immediately after the previous take from the original album? Surely it's not ordered like that on the CD. Anyway, after a quick playlist sort, this is a delight. Really enjoy a bit of jazz but I admit I'm mostly ignorant of many of its greats, so not an album I knew. But yes, superb. Fantastic stuff.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

Everybody digs Bill Evans

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Wed Oct 26 2022
5

I've been listening to Jazz recently, starting with acclaimed classics and Sunday At the Village Vanguard is definitely an essential Jazz record. It's amazing musicianship and oh, so easy to listen to with it's smart grooves and cool vibe, makes this a no-brainer. A glorious afternoon listen and crystal clear live recording, it felt like they were performing in front of me! Wow, why haven't I been listened to more of this before? Even non-Jazz fans should be impressed, a must hear!

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

Excellent piano jazz.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

Great album. Amazing bass lines.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
5

Wondeful

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Wed Nov 16 2022
5

Great album. Amazing stereo separation and recording quality.

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Thu Sep 24 2020
4

Didn't finish the album but I plan on going back

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

really cool jazz album, I wish it were longer though

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

very jazz, not too out there

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Mon Mar 08 2021
4

Perfect for a Sunday morning

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

I haven't listened to a lot of jazz in my life, but I've really enjoyed listening to this album. I think the recent release of Pixar's Soul is influencing me right now, but I now have an interest in learning some music theory to better understand and appreciate jazz

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Echt lekkere jazz, goed weg te luisteren. Echt goed sfeertje

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

this is such a nice jazz it's def gonna be a go-to in the future

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

ya like jazz? uhhh yes.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Un poquito de blues , está interesante

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Tue May 04 2021
4

impressive and beautiful

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Wed May 12 2021
4

I liked this album because it was easy to listen to but it didn't blow me away.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Jazz

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Interesting album

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Ich finds ganz wunderbar!

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Ich bin da echt ein Schönwetter Jazzer, bzw. mag ich das anschmiegsam-entspannte des Bar Sounds wie dem des Bill Evans Trios. Und ist der Frühling etwas rauer als sonst und drischt der Hagel hart gegen die Fenster, so legen sich das dezente Piano und sein deutlich akzentuierter Bass wärmend wie ein schöner Seidenschal über den dahinplätschernden Morgen, Tag, Abend, ... Schummerige 4.4

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Sat May 29 2021
4

Bialy czlek co umial w murzynska muzyke, tak najkrocej bym okreslil pana Evansa, tutaj w legendarndym bandowym trio LaFaro na basiorze i Motianie na drumsach, byl to chyba jeden z ostatnich nagran dla zginietego w wypadku faro, a z pewnoscia w takim skladzie evansowym, czy to tez wplynelo na to jak legendarnym stalo sie to nagranie i okresla sie go jako najlepszy livowy wystep jazzowania w historii, nikt nie laczyl bialego cool jazzu z czarnym bebopem jak evans, a w tym skladzie slychac ze wszyscy graja zgodnie z ta idea, co slychac, a nawet czuc jesli bierze sie pod uwage jeden utwor w 2 roznych tejkach na co pozwala spotifajowa wersja, ktora posiada kilka bonusowych trakow i z 42 inut orginalnego wydania robi sie 68, taka roznice robi wlasnie gloria steps w 3 tejku, czyli jedna z dwoch orginalnych kompozcji basiorowca bandowego, reszta trakow to kompozycje innych artystow, w tym nawet davisa, czyli solar, ktory i tak byl podjebany od jeszcze kogos innego, ale davis sobie kopy rajta na niego zrobil po udoskonaleniu, jak to czesto bywalo wsrod jazzowatych gangsterow, kolejnym gemem bonusowym jest alicja z krainy czarow, moze jeden z najbardziej zanieczyszczonych trakow na albumie pod wzgledem szumow livowych, ale tam mnie wlasnie evansowe klawiszowanie najbardziej urzeklo, dlatego te traki laduja na plejce, brakuje mi miejsca na livowe jazzowe traki, chyba bedzie trzeba nowa plajliste powolac do zycia, co mi najbardziej przeszkadzalo w odsluchu, to wlasnie wspomniane szumerowanie z widowni no i mankamenty techniczne nagrywania livowego z roku 61, ktorych mozna oczekiwac po takich rekordach, glownie dlatego ocena taka a nie inna

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

very good album personally, i lreally liked the improvised bits in each song especially the piano. the bass wasnt quite right but still very enjoyable

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Wed May 26 2021
4

Always enjoy a bit of piano jazz.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

jazzinho brabo pra se ouvir em qlqr situação relaxante, mt foda nn tem como nao gostar

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

Really enjoyed the house band vibes.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

i enjoyed this but prob i will listen to again. love the bass

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Sun Mar 21 2021
4

Soy nuevo en esto del jazz, así que un día no basta para dar una calificación(en general para cualquier disco en mi caso, sin embargo aun es más dificil al ser un genero desconocido para mi) sin embargo mis primeras impresiones son de asombro, es increible todo lo que puedes hacer con un piano, un contrabajo y una bateria, esos solos respectivos de cada instrumento si se sintieron, en especial el del contrabajo, me dejó embelesado.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

Vahry naice

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Sun Jun 20 2021
4

Wonderful jazz album. Very tight, nothing "overly" jazzy. I wished some of it was a bit more exciting though.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
4

A phenomenal jazz album from one of the premier artists of the 60's and arguably ever in jazz. Evans keys and compositions are quite fascinating and continually engaging. And to no surprise if your familiar with the trio, the bass lines are endlessly fascinating as well. It's a wonderful jazz set from one of its masters.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Unexpected but pleasant. Will likely listen to again.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

this album has an intimate ambiance, really pulls you into the music being played.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

I've never really listened to jazz...but this is good jazz.

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Sat May 08 2021
4

chill jazz, very good live

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Sun May 16 2021
4

Gewoon goeie piano jazz. Lekker hoor - Ruben Koet

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

71. Encontrei o ator Luís Aleluia no restaurante O Léo do Choco, no coração de Setúbal. Por acidente, estávamos a usar a mesma camisa caqui, ele na manga esquerda e eu na direita. Lá tive que lhe dar um abraço ao som dos Scorpions, o tipo de represália que a CIA definitivamente não previu nos anos 80. Disse-lhe que era muito fã dos Washington Wizards e ele começou a fazer uma dança esquisita em que batia com os calcanhares no lancil ao ritmo de Guantanamera. Eu achei um piadão. Ele não. Começou a tagarelar sobre as aberturas de Bobby Fischer e como, sozinhas, derrubaram toda a noção clássica do Ocidente. Quase lhe caiu o boné da Lacatoni. Assim que recebemos a dose de bacalhau à zé do pipo, mandámos para trás e gritámos a "Don't Look Back in Anger" na cara do empregado. Deviam ter visto. O coitado vomitou-se em jacto por cima da mesa da vereadora. Eu fui buscar uma Vileda à despensa mas o Luís ficou a acalmá-lo com as melhores anedotas do Fernando Rocha que tinha ainda guardadas na caixa de SMS. O licor de pepperoni foi por conta da casa. Bela noite, oh Luís. Que caos organizado. MotA: "Alice in Wonderland - Take 2"

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

The history of the Bill Evans Trio is very sad. The bass player on this album, Scott LaFaro, died about 10 days after this was recorded in a car accident. Bill Evans went on to become addicted to drugs and died after ending treatment for syphilis. They made fantastic music together.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

I have often relied on Bill Evan's music to relax. This album exemplifies what I like about his stuff - skillful yet low key, moody. The glasses clinking and occasional voices coming through really set the mood, you can imagine the setting.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
4

Jazz isn't for everybody, but I would implore everybody listen to this record. There are few musical acts that can obtain the synchronicity between members than that of the Bill Evans Trio. All musicians here are phenomenal and masters of their craft, but to me, Scott LaFaro and his bass are the star of the show. He takes the use of bass in jazz music up to this point and really expands its horizons. It becomes a melodic feature rather than just a background accompaniment. I'm not a jazz aficionado, so the genre takes a backseat in my active listening habits, but this is some of the best sounding jazz I've ever heard.

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Wed Sep 01 2021
4

very nice, pinicle of cool jazz

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Sat Sep 04 2021
4

4.5

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

Enjoyed it!

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Fri Sep 10 2021
4

solid jazz album, nothing too crazy

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

Jazz instrumental

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Maybe it’s not Jazz that I find stressful it’s shrill trumpets. As a simple trio I found this enjoyable.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

Good quality jazz

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Fri Oct 22 2021
4

Nice smoky, atmospheric jazz. The live setting and the background noise of the crowd add to the mood. This one gets better the more you listen to it, and what initially sounds a bit dense and impenetrable starts to make much more sense as your ears adjust and you begin to understand the perfect harmony and synchronicity that has been achieved between the piano, drums and bass.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

Yeah, that's the good stuff.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

Chulada.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

Classic jazz, never gets too crazy or experimental, but still keeps your attention. Bass playing is next level.

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Sun Nov 07 2021
4

Soothing and relaxing. A beautiful piece of work. But it’s hard to judge it against popular genres.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

Sunday at the Village Vanguard by The Bill Evans Trio (1961) For those who, like me, have limited but pleasant experiences of progressive jazz, this album is a treat, however difficult it is to fully understand. Hopscotching in an orderly manner around the circle of fifths, Bill Evans on piano leads the trio with delicate and colorful elaborations, paced by steady but subdued rhythms on (mostly) snare and cymbals by drummer Paul Motian. But the most entrancing work on this record is delivered by bassist Scott LaFaro, whose virtuosity is dazzling. His composition “Jade Visions”, the closing track, is mesmerizing. Sadly, LaFaro died in a car accident ten days after this performance. The most melodically accessible track “Alice in Wonderland” is a good place to start. For those who love drum solos, check out the trio’s cover of Cole Porter’s “All of You”—skillful if not ambitious. As a live album, it is burdened by the distracting audience noise, droning along in the background by the small assembled crowd who are obviously not engaged in a serious listen. They’re not just ordering drinks. And their tepid, polite, and seemingly obligatory applause at the end of each number is anticlimactic. But that’s live jazz. Sigh. 4/5

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

What an insane bass player

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

very smooth

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

I like jazzzz (4 z 4 étoiles)

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Bill Evans died in 1980 when he was just 51 years old. This seems impossible considering that he appears to be at least 70 years old on the cover of this 1961 album. So it was a hard 51 for Evans, and that's before you learn about his intense addictions to both heroin and coke. I'm 51 years old as I write this sentence while listening to this classic album. I've now listened to 199 albums from a subjective list, the majority of which Bill Evans never got to hear. And guess what else, Bill? I still have plenty of time to get hooked on heroin and cocaine. I'm chalking that up as a win.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

You have to immerse yourself in this. One of those albums you can just swim in.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

This is hard to rate. If I was into jazz this would be a 5/5. If it was about whether or not I'd ever play this album again it'd be a 2/5. If it was about me trying to seem sophisticated to house guests it'd be a 5/5 again. I do like jazz. But not this much. I did enjoy it a lot and my productivity increased. 4/5 it is

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

Do you like Jazz? This was easy listening whilst at work, and I'd happily listen to it working again.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

This was lovely

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

Very barebones jazz. I enjoy it a lot though, builds an excellent atmosphere. Sounds Christmas-adjacent, so 'tis sort of the season. It's a live album, which I never would've guessed if it wasn't stated in the title because it all sounds like studio quality. There's clapping to be heard, but that could be the musicians' families in the studio? I don't know, the point is it's jazz baby, it sounds great. Favorite tracks: Alice In Wonderland, Gloria's Step, My Man's Gone Now. Album art: Really nothing much at all, just a portrait. I would've opted for something more artistic, representative of the mood. 4/5

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

One of the best albums on the list that I hadn't heard before I began this project. Solid four stars.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

Good classic jazz. Had no serious problems with this. I have yo say though that the bass improv was the worst part, which was sad.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

That was jazz.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

I went down a Wiki rabbit hole about the Village Vanguard - it's the oldest jazz club in NYC that's still in operation, and so many big careers were launched. This album was so soothing to listen to. I love the ambiance of everyone dining too. If I ever make it to NYC to visit, I'll make a point of going there to visit the Village Vanguard. Super interesting trio - they made a point to give all three of them equal melodic responsibility, which I think I'm paraphrasing from the Spotify bio. But it was interesting to listen with that in mind.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

Loved it

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

What a wonderful treat.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Jazz canónico. Un 4.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Solid.

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Sun Feb 13 2022
4

The first thing I noticed about this is how accessible this album is. I would bet I could play this to a hardcore jazz aficionado or someone who didn't listen to any jazz and they would enjoy it. The recording and the playing on this is masterful. Orrin Keepnews the produced is as much to credit hear as the band as he captured this performance so well.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

Chill live jazz improvisations to relax and study to

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

Bbbbbbbbbbbangerzzz

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

I love jazzz

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Lovely jazz piano. Bill Evans is my favourite jazz pianist and this is an absolute classic by him: it has a more mellow, down-beat feel than something like Monk that speaks to my sad-boy vibes. Would likely rate 5/5 if I had listened to it more but it isn't one of my staples (yet). We're on a 4.5/5

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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

There’s a Bill Evans record I really like, I think it’s with his trio right around this time. For the life of me I can’t remember what it’s called, I want to say Impressions? Any way this is okay, great playing but not groundbreaking.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Very chill, do not much about jazz though so it feels like I cannot appreciate it fully

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Very nice doing good things for my anxiety

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Great relaxing music. I can imagine myself listening to this while enjoying a sunny cup of coffee.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Very nice background listening to tap your feet to.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

Glorious cool jazz - put it on and ignore it and let it create a relaxing atmosphere for you, or pay attention and be rewarded at all the details you can hear. Works either way! Fave track - eh, they blend together so I don't have a firm favourite - "Alice in Wonderland", let's say...

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

NICE JAZZ Very chill and good

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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

I enjoyed this but had my usual issue with this kind of jazz where when it gets into the long form improvisation it just seems like noodling around scales. I know this makes me a low brow but there it is.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

The Best Jazz Pianist of the Era. He was on Kind of Blue. The co-founder of low-key bebop. But I find other albums by him even better, therefore only: ( 7/10) FT: Alice In Wonderland, Solar

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

I'm not super into jazz, but this brought back a lot of memories of my grandfather, who was a jazz pianist. Bittersweet to listen to but comforting in a way.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

One of the towering giants of piano playing. Effortless playing.

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Tue May 03 2022
4

Definitely has a Sunday feel to it, I really enjoyed it. The live setting with the clapping at the end of each piece gives a cozy, small-room feel. The recording is actually incredible as well, all of the instruments sound so full and crisp and are played extremely well by the members of the trio. 7/10

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Wed May 04 2022
4

I've had several jazz albums come up now, some Afro-Cuban jazz, and smooth jazz specifically. This is the first real straight jazz album and the one thing this project has done is really given me an insight into this genre that I've never really paid any attention to. This album was very nice, I had it on as I did some work and it set a good vibe of being in the small intimate setting where a live band was playing. I can see myself getting more into this music over time.

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Wed May 18 2022
4

Really very groovy!

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Tue May 24 2022
4

Very pleasant. Makes me feel like I am someplace fancy. You can half listen and it's enjoyable or you can really listen and it's a feast for your brain.

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Sun May 29 2022
4

Sublime and atmospheric. Alice in Wonderland especially

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Mon May 30 2022
4

I enjoyed the album. Jazz, man. Dig it. The problem with a jazz trio is that you are not going to get a lot of variation. I mean, it's piano, bass and drums. What else are they going to do? Piano solo, bass solo, drum solo. That's it. It does start to sound a bit same-y after a while. So I can't imagine me getting the whole Bill Evans Trio collection. But a live performance like this one or two definitely cleanses the palate.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

Lovely all around

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Sun Jun 12 2022
4

Really liked this for a Sunday afternoon

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

This is the most jazziest jazz I think I've heard. If you asked me to show someone what jazz sounded like, this would be it. I can't say I'm the biggest fan of this era of jazz and much prefer the swing era but it's fine. Bill Evans was an amazing pianist and this album does give chill vibes.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

Muy bueno, pero tengo una debilidad por el jazz de Bill Evans.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

Beautiful. If someone asked me what jazz sounds like, this is what I would play for them. But not in a bad way!

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

Jazzy jazz.

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Sat Jul 09 2022
4

not had a jazz phase for a while, one for later years i reckon so parking it with a 4

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Bel Album de Jazz. Comme tout album de Jazz, il y a toujours des endroits ou je me demande ou ca s'en va. C'Est la beauté de cette musique, car il y a toujours un dénouement inattendu très bien préapré. 4

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Funciona muito bem para criar e sustentar um clima de plenitude com piano executando jazz.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

It's always lovely to listen to this kind of Jazz during the morning, so this is an excellent pick for today. I know I'll be unfair in my analysis, but the problem with this album is the lack of innovation, which is very unfair for a 1961 album. Still, I already received other old Jazz albums here on this list that are also good and have a lot of innovation. In short, a great album with a great interpretation, but not remarkable as others released some years before and after.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Big fan of the trad jazz

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Heard before: yes Classic. Not always the right mood, but Bill Evans and band are virtuosos.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

4.4 + As the name implies, this is perfect Sunday morning jazz when you're doing the crossword or reading a good book. I love the ambient café sounds throughout but I'm missing some of the exultant phrases and boisterous colors of some of my favorite jazz records. Still, this performance is a finely honed gem.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Good ass jazz

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Very good

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

The first few tracks put me on edge, but I got into it after a while. Pleasant surprise, have since listened to a few more of Bill's albums.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

слушала весь день и не запомнила ни одной песни

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Great, never heard it before, but sounds amazing.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Prima relaxte Jazz

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

Beautiful but bare bones. 8/10

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Sat Oct 01 2022
4

The trio's singularity is captured well on Sunday, but it feels like there is some compositional fire missing. For better and worse, it's a bass-driven record, and all three instruments take on the supporting role at times. That's technically very impressive, but it makes Evans's solo work on Solar shine brighter than the keys do anywhere else. However, I can't ignore the creativity and precision, somehow snagged together and live.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

Jazz canónico. Un 4.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Nice jazz

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

This was soothing to listen to, very comforting.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

Crisp, classic, jazz trio. Very nice.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

This was unreal, lots going on in each song compared to what I was familiar with in the genre

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

Kakvi su ovo napadi jazza sa svih strana? Ne bunim se. Moja mala noćna muzika.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Great album.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

Digger BE, og dette livealbumet hadde jeg bare hørt et par ganger for lenge siden. Klassiker!

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Sat Oct 29 2022
4

Slay

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