September 6 street date. A selection of 5 classic studio albums packaged together in a new slim-line slipcase. Includes : New Jazz Conceptions, The Blues And The Abstract Truth, Undercurrent, Interplay, and Empathy.
December 4 street date. 180 gram vinyl reissue of this classic 1957 jazz album. "Everybody Digs Bill Evans was the artist's second album, done two years after his first record as a leader. Even though his producer tried to encourage him to record again sooner, the highly self-critical Evans felt he had "nothing new to say" before this album. The recording captures Evans at a time when he was into playing block chords. That combined with his expert use of pedals gave him a fresh, distinctive sound that had never been heard before on the piano." - Wikipedia
December 4 street date. 180 gram vinyl reissue of this heralded jazz-classic. "Waltz for Debby is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans and his Trio consisting of Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian, originally released in 1961. Waltz for Debby is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans and his Trio consisting of Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian, originally released in 1961. This album is widely considered to be one of the best in the Evans canon, and the type of emotive interplay between the musicians that at some points seemed almost deconstructed has served as a model for piano trio play." - Wikipedia
July 19 street date. Alternative Fox presents a reissue of Bill Evans's Conversations With Myself, originally released in 1963. Produced in a permissive atmosphere with Creed Taylor and engineer Ray Hall in February 1963 and subtitled A Searching Look into the Genius of Bill Evans, the album features a multi-tracked Evans playing only with himself on piano. Features two bonus tracks, the first a re-organized take of Monk's "Bemsha Swing," the second a rendition of the Broadway show tune, "A Sleepin' Bee."
July 26 street date. After bassist Scott LaFaro’s tragic death in a car accident in July of 1961, Bill Evans was devastated and didn't feel capable of forming a new trio. The late 1961-1962 formation heard here was a transition group, with bassist Chuck Israels attempting to fill the void left by LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian still on drums. Presented here are the two studio LP's by the Evans-Israels-Motian group, originally issued on the albums "Moon Beams" and "How My Heart Sings!".
July 6 street date. Often imitated, never duplicated, Bill Evans defied the laws of nature by performing at a stupendously high level right up until his death in 1980. This CD offers a selection of some of the finest Bill Evans material: live sessions from 1969-1972 with Marty Morrell and Eddie Gomez . Evans’ own compositions, including “Turn Out The Stars” and “Very Early,” demonstrate his accomplishment as a mature and distinguished writer and his authentic solo work, in which he continuously relates and repeats melodic fragments, never playing any long line, is imaginative as well as inexorably logical. Also heard here are some great Eddie Gomez solos.