Rifftides reader and audio chronicler Mike Harris writes:
37th anniversary of death of pianist Bill Evans. Worth a tip of the cap?
Worth more than that. It’s worth reminding us all, if we need reminding, of how much we lost on this day in 1980. Here’s Bill Evans recorded secretly by Mr. Harris at the Village Vanguard in 1967. Eddie Gomez is the bassist. Philly Joe Jones is the drummer.
Mike Harris’s surreptitious, long-since-approved, recordings of Bill Evans are contained in an eight-CD box set. It sells at sky-high prices on auction web sites but is still available here at or near the original price. Note that it will come from third-party sellers.