As far as I knew until today, Bill Evans and guitarist Kenny Burrell recorded together only once, on Evans’ 1976 Quintessence session, which also included tenor saxophonist Harold Land, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Philly Joe Jones. The resourceful Jan Stevens of The Bill Evans Web Pages has pointed the way to another collaboration between Evans and Burrell, at the 1978 Montreux Jazz Festival. They played Thad Jones’ “A Child is Born,” one of the tunes from Quintessence. Evans was rarely caught smiling on camera, but he smiled radiantly–and for good reason–as he and Burrell finished a notably sensitive performance. To see and hear them, click here.