Consecration: The Final Recordings Part 2

Consecration: The Final Recordings Part 2
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Milestone’s second eight-disc collection of Bill Evans’s next-to-last nightclub engagement at San Francisco’s Keystone Korner contains some of the influential jazz pianist’s most creative and impassioned playing extant. Inspired by his strong and fervently supportive rhythm section of bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe LaBarbera, each selection on these eight discs attests to the pianist’s vitally transformed style. Evans’s singular, pastel-tinted chord voicings now emerge in bolder, p…

The companion piece to The Last Waltz box, this revelatory 8-CD set was issued in Europe and Japan briefly, but none of these performances have been heard in any form in the US! Recorded with Bill’s final trio-Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums-at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco between August 31 and September 7, 1980, this set contains 68 impassioned performances of 28 tunes, in similar yet never redundant versions. Nine Evans originals join My Romance; Days of Wine an…

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Consecration: The Final Recordings Part 2