Bill Evans Trio - Sunday At The Village Vanguard (1961)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer Bill Evans Trio
Title Sunday At The Village Vanguard
Length 68:47 Discs: 1 Tracks: 10
Format HQ 192+ kbps Packaging Jewel Case
Label Riverside Cat. Number OJC-140
Style Post-Bop Rating
Recorded live 1961-06-25  in  Village Vanguard, NYC
Musicians Credits
Bill Evans piano
Scott LaFaro bass
Paul Motian drums, percussion
Producer Akira Taguchi
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Engineer Dave Jones
Mastering Alan Yoshida
Mastering Tamaki Beck
Track list
Gloria's Step (Take 2) 06:14
Gloria's Step (Take 3) 06:58
My Man's Gone Now 06:26
Solar 08:58
Alice In Wonderland (Take 2) 08:34
Alice In Wonderland (Take 1) 07:04
All Of You (Take 2) 08:21
All Of You (Take 3) 08:07
Jade Visions (Take 2) 03:57
Jade Visions (Take 1) 04:08
AMG Review by Mark C. Gridley (5):
Sunday at the Village Vanguard (and Waltz for Derby, its companion album) is one of the most important piano trio albums in history and a desert-island choice among many musicians. It marks the final appearance of bassist Scott LaFaro with Evans and drummer Paul Motian. LaFaro demonstrated a concept of jazz bass playing here that shattered traditional limits to how interactive and contrapuntal a bass line could be without totally abandoning its supportive function. He also soloed with unparalleled imagination and technical facility. The album also showed how Evans had refined an approach to solo improvisation in which the pulse was not as obvious as it had been in swing and bop approaches. And his extraordinarily high standards required that each improvised melodic idea be extensively developed, resulting in more continuity and pacing than was common to any previous modern style. The influence of what LaFaro and Evans laid out here was still being felt in the 1990s.