Evans Trio- Sunday At The Village Vanguard
Evans/Piano, Scott LaFARO/Bass, Paul Motian/Drums
1. Gloria's Step - (take
Man's Gone Now
In Wonderland - (take 2)
Of You - (take 2)
Visions - (take 2)
Stet - (take 3, bonus track)
In Wonderland - (bonus track, take 1)
Of You - (take 3, bonus track)
10. Jade Visions - (take 1, bonus track)
11. Classical Rendition by Bill Evans
1, 1987 | Original Release Date: 1961
is Scott LaFaro's album. LaFaro died mysteriously after
the recording of these sessions in a highway accident.
The loss of this young bassman's life reinforces two
realities: 1) LaFaro was amongst one of the greatest
bassists ever lived and 2) Bill Evans' best trio was
with LaFaro and Motian, as it was proved irreplacable.
LaFaro's talents are shown throughout the album - he
wrote two songs, "Gloria's Steps" and "Jade
Visions." His solos in various songs are breathtaking,
if not heartbreaking. If "Waltz for Debby"
is the most tranquil album in jazz history, then "Sunday"
represents a more volatile effort, with Zen-like solos
from Bill Evans. Bill certainly is a calm and confident
piano player and he shows a lot of his classical roots
in this session, as demonstrated in the last track "Classical
Rendition." All and all, this is an album that
celebrates Bill Evans' artistry and Scott LaFaro's musicality
while It mourns LaFaro's untimely death. Legendarily