Bill Evans - Portrait In Jazz

Bill Evans

Portrait In Jazz

Release date: June 14, 2019
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes with Mobile Fidelity's One-Step Process: The Ultimate Analog Version of Bill Evans' Studio Breakthrough Luxurious Packaging Includes Opulent Box, Foil-Stamped Jackets, MoFi SuperVinyl LPs Pressed at RTI: Strictly Limited to 6,000 Numbered Copies 1960 Album Marks the Birth of the Modern Piano Trio: Bass Assumes a Lead Role for the First Time in History, Prized Group Plays with Resplendent Soulfulness, Poetic Modality, and Sublime Empathy It's impossible to exaggerate the stature, brilliance, and splendor of Bill Evans' Portrait in Jazz. The result of Evans having collaborated just eight months prior with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and company on the watershed Kind of Blue and soon after finding a bassist (Scott LaFaro) who suited his style and boasted world-class chops, the 1960 album established the standard that all similarly configured jazz trios continue to follow. This is the moment the bass, until then relegated to accompaniment status, gets an equal say in the compositions with the piano. That Evans, LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian deliver each passage with resplendent soulfulness, poetic modality, and sublime empathy only adds to it's charm. Not to mention Orrin Keepnews' demonstration-quality production that now sounds utterly transcendent. Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI on MoFi SuperVinyl, and strictly limited to 6,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's opulent UD1S (UltraDisc One-Step) box set provides sonic and tactile experiences that match the quality of the music within Evans' studio breakthrough. You'll enjoy deep-black backgrounds, pointillistic details, and staggering dynamics. Experienced via UD1S, Portrait in Jazz places Evans and his esteemed colleagues in your listening room. Every note, harmonic, and movement captured by the microphones are reproduced with exquisite accuracy and wowing clarity. Close your eyes at you're practically at Reeves Sound Studios in New York City in late December 1959.
Tracklist:
  • 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
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