Bill Evans - Behind The Dikes - The 1969 Netherlands Recordings
Cat. no: 5990441
Release Date: 23rd July 2021
Deluxe 2CD set with 32-page booklet with rare and previously unseen Bill Evans photos, new Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell interviews, and specially prepared essays by Dutch jazz pianist Bert Vuijsje, and producers Frank Jochemsem & Zev Feldman.
The complete Hilversum concert, as well as the Metropole session are previously unreleased. The Amsterdam concert has only been available on bootleg with inferior sound quality. This is the first official release of the three performances and all mastered for vinyl by Bernie Grundman from the original Dutch Radio source tapes.
The Hilversum concert contains Bill Evans’ only existing version of Duke Ellington’s classic “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.”
Discs 1 & 2: tracks 1-3: Kro Studio, Hilversum, Holland, March 26, 1969.
Disc 2: tracks 4-10: Rai Congrescentrum, Amsterdam, Holland, November 28, 1969.
Disc 2: tracks 11-12: with the Metropole Orkest under the direction of Dolf van der Linden with arrangements by Claus Ogerman. Vara Studio 8, Hilversum, Holland, March 25, 1969. Personnel: Bill Evan (piano), Eddie Gomez (bass), Marty Morell (drums)
3 page Bill Evans feature in Jazzwise (July issue) about the album
CD 1: Announcement By Michiel De Ruyter / You’re Gonna Hear From Me / Emily / Stella By Starlight / Turn Out The Stars / Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans) / ‘Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) / I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Duke Ellington-Henry Nemo-John Redmond) / Alfie (Burt Bacharach-Hal David) / Beautiful Love (Haven Gillespie-Wayne King-Egbert Vanalstyne-Victor Young) / My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart) / Love Theme From Spartacus
Cd 2: One For Helen / Quiet Now / Someday My Prince Will Come / Announcement By Aad Bos / Very Early / A Sleepin’ Bee / Turn Out The Stars #2 / Autumn Leaves / Quiet Now #2 (Bill Evans) / Nardis (Miles Davis) / Granadas (Enrique Granados) / Pavane
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