At Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California

COMPOSERS: Bill Evans
LABELS: OJC
PERFORMER: Bill Evans (p), Chuck Israels (b), Larry Bunker (d)
CATALOGUE NO: OJCCD 263-2

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This is Evans’s first ‘live’ date since the Village Vanguard sessions of June 1961, and is a worthy successor to that historic date. Full of inner musical detail – the pianist’s reharmonisation of the middle eight in ‘Lover Man’, or his new composition ‘Time Remembered’, with its scrupulous avoidance of the dominant seventh – the relaxed group interplay make this a gem. The sound is impeccable. SN