Bill Evans Trio / Bill Evans

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This compilation of live broadcasts are bootlegs presented by the since-defunct Moon label with their usual sonic inadequacies. Evans' trio with Chuck Israels and Larry Bunker plays a fair rendition of "My Foolish Heart," while the 1969 Pescara, Italy, tracks with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell have appeared on earlier unauthorized releases on various labels. The most intriguing historical curiosity is the guest appearance of Herb Geller on flute on a piece labeled "Quarter Tone Experiments" (although it may be an obscure original ballad by Evans), as there are few if any other recordings featuring the two of them together available on any commercial release. Still, the obnoxious tape hiss and many tape dropouts within this CD make it of little interest to all but the most thorough Evans collectors.

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