Bill Evans
Live at Art D’Lugoff’s Top of The Gate

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Bill Evans - Emily (excerpt)

“Bill Evans Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate…rivals Evans's revered Village Vanguard recordings for Riverside in June '61. The unearthed music is frighteningly vivid – like being seated at a table on stage amid the musicians.” — Wall Street Journal

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  • • A newly unearthed discovery of Bill Evans recorded in Greenwich Village, NYC on October 23, 1968.

  • Featuring Eddie Gomez-Bass & Marty Morell-Drums.

  • • 2 Complete Never Before Released concerts!

  • • All previously unheard performances.

  • • The only Evans recording ever released from The Village Gate.

  • • Digitally remastered from the original tapes recorded & mixed live providing stellar sound & clarity.

  • • Features rare tracks (in some cases recorded live with the Bill Evans trio for the very first time).

  • • Deluxe 2 CD digi-pack contains 28 page booklet with essays by Nat Hentoff, Gary Burton, Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell, George Klabin & Art D’Lugoff’s son, Raphael D’Lugoff.

  • • Includes iconic photos by Tom Copi, Jan Persson, Raymond Ross, Fred Seligo, & Herb Snitzer.

  • • Interesting historical documents including contracts, postcards, family photos and more.

Limited 3LP Box Set Edition:

  • • 180 gram vinyl pressed on 12″ LP’s at 45 RPM by Record Technology Incorporated (R.T.I.).

  • • Deluxe hand numbered (lift off) 13″x13″) box by Ross-Ellis.

  • • Mastered by Bernie Grundman.

  • • Includes 4 panel 12″ x 12″ version of the CD booklet.

3LP Track Listing:

Side A
1. Emily (Mandel & Mercer)
2. Witchcraft (C. Coleman)
3. Yesterdays (J. Kern)

Side B
1. Round Midnight (T. Monk)
2. My Funny Valentine (Rogers & Hart)
3. California Here I Come (De Sylva, Jolson & Myers)

Side C
1. Gone With The Wind (Magidson & Wrubel)
2. Alfie (B. Bacharach)
3. Turn Out The Stars (B. Evans)

Side D
1. Yesterdays (J. Kern)
2. Emily (Mandel & Mercer)
3. In A Sentimental Mood (D. Ellington)

Side E
1. Round Midnight (T. Monk)
2. Autumn Leaves (J. Kosma)

Side F
1. Someday My Prince Will Come (Churchill & Morey)
2. Mother Of Earl (E. Zindar)
3. Here’s That Rainy Day (Burke & Van Heusen)

CD TRACK LIST:

Disc One – Set 1
1. Emily (Mandel & Mercer)
2. Witchcraft (C. Coleman)
3. Yesterdays (J. Kern)
4. Round Midnight (T. Monk)
5. My Funny Valentine (Rogers & Hart)
6. California Here I Come (De Sylva, Jolson & Myers)
7. Gone With The Wind (Magidson & Wrubel)
8. Alfie (B. Bacharach)
9. Turn Out The Stars (B. Evans)

Disc Two – Set 2
1. Yesterdays (J. Kern)
2. Emily (Mandel & Mercer)
3. In A Sentimental Mood (D. Ellington)
4. Round Midnight (T. Monk)
5. Autumn Leaves (J. Kosma)
6. Someday My Prince Will Come (Churchill & Morey)
7. Mother Of Earl (E. Zindar)
8. Here’s That Rainy Day (Burke & Van Heusen)

Personnel:
Bill Evans-
piano
Eddie Gomez-
bass
Marty Morell-
drums

Disc One – Set 1
1. Emily (Mandel & Mercer)
2. Witchcraft (C. Coleman)
3. Yesterdays (J. Kern)
4. Round Midnight (T. Monk)
5. My Funny Valentine (Rogers & Hart)
6. California Here I Come (De Sylva, Jolson & Myers)
7. Gone With The Wind (Magidson & Wrubel)
8. Alfie (B. Bacharach)
9. Turn Out The Stars (B. Evans)

Disc Two – Set 2
1. Yesterdays (J. Kern)
2. Emily (Mandel & Mercer)
3. In A Sentimental Mood (D. Ellington)
4. Round Midnight (T. Monk)
5. Autumn Leaves (J. Kosma)
6. Someday My Prince Will Come (Churchill & Morey)
7. Mother Of Earl (E. Zindar)
8. Here’s That Rainy Day (Burke & Van Heusen)

“Bill Evans Live at Art D’Lugoff’s Top of the Gate” (Resonance) – a two-CD set that rivals Evans’s revered Village Vanguard recordings for Riverside in June ’61. The unearthed music is frighteningly vivid—like being seated at a table on stage amid the musicians.
-Wall Street Journal

“The long-ago sounds of these two live sets of the Bill Evans trio playing mostly standards, recorded in a long-gone Greenwich Village club, Top of The Gate (it was literally above the better-known Village Gate jazz club), are if not the holy grail, then a very gilded cup.”
-Stereophile Magazine
Editors Pick – Recording of the Month! – July 012 issue

“Now with the release of Live at the Art D’Lugoff’s Top of the Gate, there is more of Bill’s inspiration for all of us to learn from and enjoy.”
-Gary Burton

“…These sessions will now be heard by generations of players and listeners whose lives will thereby be markedly enhanced.”
-Nat Hentoff

“…this recording…is a throwback to another era that only barely exists today. It was the ’60’s…”
-Eddie Gomez

“It was the most incredible time in my life. My first two weeks with Bill Evans were about to begin at the “Top of the Gate” in Greenwich Village, NY.”
-Marty Morell

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