Bill Evans - Portrait In Jazz - Bill Evan's third LP as a leader, following. New Jazz Conceptions (1956) and Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958). It also marked the recording debut of the pianist's trio featuring the brilliant bassist Scott LaFaro. This group, completed by drummer Paul Motian, is still considered one of the best jazz formations of all time. However, it wouldn't last long - right after taping of their widely celebrated June 1961 club recordings at New York's Village Vanguard, LaFaro died in a car accident on July 6th, when he was only 25 years of age.
Portrait in Jazz was enthusiastically received at the time of its release, and jazz critic Don DeMichael granted it five stars in his Down Beat review, stating that, "If there's any doubt that Evans is one of the freshest things to happen to the piano in the last few years, this album should dispel any such feelings. The trio is a closely integrated unit. Here is an album with meaning - here is the truth."
- Format: Vinyl
- Genre: Jazz
- Limited Edition Pressing
- Gatefold sleeve
- Heavyweight, 180 gram vinyl
|A1||Come Rain Or Come Shine||3:23|
|A4||When I Fall In Love||4:57|
|B1||What Is This Thing Called Love?||4:37|
|B2||Spring Is Here||5:08|
|B3||Someday My Prince Will Come||4:56|
|B4||Blue In Green||5:27|