Product Code: OJC 140
Artist: Bill Evans Trio Featuring Scott La Faro
Origin: USA
Label: Riverside
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Condition:
Cover: NM (M-)
Record: NM (M-)
Genre: Jazz U

Sunday At The Village Vanguard

Stunning copy both vinyl and cover in great shape.

Sunday at the Village Vanguard is a 1961 album by jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans. The album is routinely ranked as one of the best live jazz recordings of all time.

Sunday at the Village Vanguard was drawn from material recorded during five sets on June 25, 1961 at the Village Vanguard in New York City. This was the final performance by the edition of the Evans trio which included bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian. LaFaro was killed in a car accident ten days after the recording.[2]

Evans and producer Orrin Keepnews reportedly selected the tracks for Sunday at the Village Vanguard to best feature LaFaro's masterly performance on bass, beginning and ending with two tracks ("Gloria's Step" and "Jade Visions") written by LaFaro himself, and with all the others featuring solos by him. This album is routinely ranked as one of the best live jazz recordings of all time.[3][4]

Additional material from the same day's performance was released in a second album Waltz for Debby (also 1961), as was other material in another LP Bill Evans — More From the Vanguard.  The entire day's recordings were released in 2005 as The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961.