Bill Evans, Another Time, Resonance
For years, it was thought that drummer Jack DeJohnette’s only recorded appearance with the Bill Evans trio was at the 1968 Montreux Jazz Festival. Then in 2013, producer Zev Feldman discovered that five days after Montreux, Evans, DeJohnette and bassist Eddie Gomez recorded privately for the owners of the MPS studio in Villengen, Germany. Negotiations for rights led to the 2016 release by the Resonance label of Some Other Time, a double CD from the MPS session. Recently, Feldman learned that two days following Villingen, the three recorded yet again, before a small studio audience in Holland. The result, 49 years later, is Another Time. The music itself, beautifully captured at Netherlands Radio Union in Hilversum, highlights the rare empathy and interaction among three extraordinary musicians during a productive phase of Evans’s career.