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Turn Out the Stars: Final Village Vanguard Recordings
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Though these extraordinary 1980 recordings were made only months before pianist Bill Evans' untimely death on September 15, 1980, at the age of 51, they capture a beginning for more than an end. The performances on these s... more »
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Though these extraordinary 1980 recordings were made only months before pianist Bill Evans' untimely death on September 15, 1980, at the age of 51, they capture a beginning for more than an end. The performances on these six CDs - which feature newly written originals as well as brilliant interpretations of the standards that Evans loved -were recorded on the evenings of June 4, 5, 6 and 8, 1980. Evans intended to release a double LP culled from these sessions, and he supervised the initial mixing and editing of the tapes. It would take more than fifteen years before this material would become available, in an exhaustive, chronologically sequenced six-CD form. This Nonesuch reissue contains the original packaging and liner notes, as well as the complete 1996 set.
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One of his best
L. G. Wienecke | Granbury, Texas | 11/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set came before the Consecration and Last Waltz sets. Bill was with his last trio and was 'pushing' the tempos. Later he became more pensive and didn't have quite the hurried pace. At less than $50 it's a good deal for those wishing to collect his albums. The sound is very good, and although I value those last two albums (noted above) a little more, this one is a must-have for those wishing to get his best music. I rarely let a week go by without playing some Evans. I have nearly everything he recorded that has been issued. Of course, the Riverside set is the favorite of just about everyone who loves Evans, and I still go back to those recordings often. But this one is well worth having."