The Complete Fantasy Recordings

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Given the peerless depth of Bill Evans’s work for Riverside in the early 1960s (collected in its entirety on The Complete Riverside Recordings) followed by some similarly stellar outings on Verve (collected on the mammoth 18-CD Complete Bill Evans on Verve), it’s understandable that the pianist’s work from the 1970s might get short shrift. Understandable, but not justified, as this nine-CD set illustrates. Evans’s years at Fantasy brought forth some monuments, including his first session…

His 1973-1979 recordings for Fantasy have often been underrated in favor of his earlier work, but this incredible 9-CD set proves that the pianist/composer/improviser never lost his touch. These 98 selections taken from 11 sessions include nine tracks from a previously unreleased 1976 concert with his trio, plus as a special bonus, the box winds down with Evans’ appearance on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz radio program! A few of the songs: Nobody Else but Me; Reflections in D (live); My…

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The Complete Fantasy Recordings

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