Bill Evans

The Complete Bill Evans on Verve

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The Complete Bill Evans on Verve Review

by Leo Stanley

While its sheer bulk negates its interest to a general audience, The Complete Bill Evans on Verve is an essential library piece for any serious jazz fan or historian. Spanning 18 CDs, 269 tracks and 21 hours, the box set includes all of Evans' recordings for the label between 1962 and 1969, including 19 albums, two previously unreleased albums and 98 previously unreleased tracks. During these years, the pianist made some of his greatest music, including his legendary Village Vanguard sessions, and the set charts all of his changes, as he plays with his trio and as a solo artist, as well as a rare session with a rhythm quartet and strings. While the set itself could be a little more user-friendly -- it's encased in a steel box, with a 160-page booklet and an 18-disc fanpack on separate shelves -- the music itself is nearly flawless and nearly essential for most serious jazz fans.

Track Listing - Disc 7

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bill Evans 04:47 SpotifyAmazon
2 Bill Evans 05:38 SpotifyAmazon
3 Bill Evans 04:26 SpotifyAmazon
4 Bill Evans 04:39 SpotifyAmazon
5 Bill Evans 02:50 Amazon
6 Bill Evans 03:01 SpotifyAmazon
7 Bill Evans 03:50 SpotifyAmazon
8 Bill Evans 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
9 Bill Evans 03:37 SpotifyAmazon
10 Bill Evans 03:01 Amazon
11 Bill Evans 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
12 Bill Evans 05:34 SpotifyAmazon
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Bill Evans 01:40 Amazon
14 Bill Evans 05:24 SpotifyAmazon
15 Bill Evans 05:12 SpotifyAmazon
16 Bill Evans 03:06 SpotifyAmazon
17 Bill Evans 03:24 SpotifyAmazon
18 Bill Evans 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
19 Bill Evans 02:26 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 17

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bill Evans 05:42 SpotifyAmazon
2 Bill Evans 05:38 SpotifyAmazon
3 Bill Evans 04:11 SpotifyAmazon
4 Bill Evans 03:37 Amazon
5 Bill Evans 03:34 Amazon
6 Bill Evans 03:22 Amazon
7 Bill Evans 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
8 Bill Evans 02:41 SpotifyAmazon
9 Bill Evans 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
10 Bill Evans 02:51 SpotifyAmazon
11 Bill Evans 04:34 SpotifyAmazon
12 Bill Evans 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
13 Bill Evans 04:42 SpotifyAmazon
14 Bill Evans 04:05 SpotifyAmazon
15 Bill Evans 04:09 SpotifyAmazon
16 Bill Evans 04:00 SpotifyAmazon
17 Bill Evans 04:04 SpotifyAmazon
18 Bill Evans 02:03
19 Bill Evans 04:05 SpotifyAmazon
20 Bill Evans 03:06
21 Bill Evans 03:52 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 18

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bill Evans 03:05 SpotifyAmazon
2 Bill Evans 03:07 SpotifyAmazon
3 Bill Evans 04:36 SpotifyAmazon