Portrait in Jazz [Riverside Bonus Tracks]

Portrait in Jazz [Riverside Bonus Tracks]

by Bill Evans TrioBill Evans Trio


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This 1959 studio session features Bill Evans with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, his earliest important trio and first working group to be recorded. Even at this early stage Evans and his bandmates display a substantial degree of interplay, getting well away from the tradition of the bass and drums playing a totally subservient role to the piano. The pianist's updated arrangements of the seven standards take them into new territory, highlighted by "Autumn Leaves," "Someday My Prince Will Come," and "Spring Is Here." The date is rounded out by two originals, the haunting modal work "Blue in Green" made famous on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue (and wrongly credited to Davis as its composer, as Evans insisted upon credit when the original LP of this session was first issued) and the playful, upbeat "Peri's Scope." Previously reissued as a part of Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics series, this Keepnews Collection expanded reissue includes previously unavailable alternate takes of "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Blue in Green" that were omitted from the 12-CD The Complete Riverside Recordings boxed set, along with expanded liner notes by Riverside founder/producer Orrin Keepnews.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2008
Label: Riverside
UPC: 0888072306783
catalogNumber: 30678
Rank: 43360


  1. Come Rain or Come Shine
  2. Autumn Leaves
  3. Witchcraft
  4. When I Fall in Love
  5. Peri's Scope
  6. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  7. Spring Is Here
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come
  9. Blue in Green
  10. Come Rain or Come Shine
  11. Autumn Leaves
  12. Blue in Green
  13. Blue in Green

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Evans Trio   Primary Artist
Bill Evans   Piano
Scott LaFaro   Bass
Paul Motian   Drums

Technical Credits

Bill Evans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Reissue Producer,Audio Production,Annotation,Original Album Producer,Original Liner Notes
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Paul Bacon   Cover Design
Ken Braren   Cover Design
Harris Lewine   Cover Design
Frank Churchill   Composer
Melvin Sokolsky   Cover Photo
Larry Morey   Composer
Larissa Collins   Art Direction

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