Tales - Copenhagen (1964)

Bill Evans

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Format: CD

Cat No: 5990445

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Release Date:  15 December 2023

Label:  Elemental Music

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8435395503751

Genres:  Jazz  Modern Postbebop  

  • Description

    Previously unreleased recordings, deluxe CD package with extensive booklet & previously unpublished photographs. Following the release of its companion volume Bill Evans, Treasures: Solo, Trio and Orchestra Recordings from Denmark (1965 1969), Elemental Music is proud to release an exciting new collection of previously unreleased recordings by jazz piano master Bill Evans: Tales - Live in Copenhagen (1964)

    The collection, which compiles music that has gone unheard since its debut on Danish radio, is the eleventh collection of hitherto unheard music by the pianist authorized by the Bill Evans Estate and produced by Zev Feldman.

    Bill Evans: piano / Chuck Israels: bass / Larry Bunker: drums

    Danish Radio, Copenhagen, August 10, 1964

    Bonus track - 'Round Midnight' (not included on the LP version)

    Concert venue Stakladen, Aarhus, Denmark, November 21, 1969

    The set includes overviews by producer Zev Feldmanand by Evans authority Marc Myers, as well as new interviews with trio member Chuck Israelsand with drummer Larry Bunker's widow Brandyn Bunker.

    Marc Myers: "You're holding in your hands the earliest known recording of Bill Evans performing in Europe. Recorded in the summer of 1964 during his first tourabroad with a trio, these 10 previously unreleased tracks were captured in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums. The tracks also are remarkable for being among the very finest work by this ensemble. There's even a standard ( I Didn't Know What Time It Was) that was recorded for the first time and never appeared in the Evans discography again."

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Waltz For Debby
      • 2. My Foolish Heart
      • 3. How My Heart Sings
      • 4. Sweet And Lovely
      • 5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
      • 6. Five [theme]
      • 7. My Foolish Heart #2
      • 8. How My Heart Sings #2
      • 9. Sweet And Lovely #2
      • 10. Five [theme] #2
      • 11. 'round Midnight