Sunday At The Village Vanguard

£ 14.99


It is the afternoon of a Sunday in New York City, June 1961. Producer Orrin Keepnews, head of the independent jazz label Riverside, descends the stairs to the basement at 178 7th avenue, a small wedge-shaped room with low ceilings, known to jazz enthusiasts as the Village Vanguard. The simple looking room is an ideal spot for jazz performances. For unexplained reasons it has one of the best acoustics for a live setting, making it ideal for capturing on tape jazz artists who are booked to play there. Together with sound engineer Dave Jones they setup the Ampex portable tape machine on a table close to the bandstand. They have a moment of panic when the power to the tape recorder quits, but luckily it is quickly restored. They have a full day of recording ahead of them, for Sundays are known to feature the same artist playing two matinee and three evening sets. There is no room for errors, because this is the last day of a two-week engagement by an artist quite reluctant to go into a studio and record new material. And so unfolds the story of one of the most revered recordings in modern jazz, The Bill Evans Trio Live at the Village Vanguard.

Gloria's Step
My Man's Gone Now
Alice In Wonderland
All Of You
Jade Visions
Jade Visions [Alt Take]
Format: LP
Label: WaxTime
Catalogue numbers: 771729

Recorded At-Village Vanguard
Pressed By-GZ Digital Media

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Matrix / Runout-771729 96753E1/B
Matrix / Runout-771729 96753E2/A
Matrix / Runout-771729 96753E1/E
Matrix / Runout-771729 96753E2/D
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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