Bill Evans – New Jazz Conceptions (Full Album)

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New Jazz Conceptions is the debut album as leader by jazz musician Bill Evans, released in 1957 on Riverside Records.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Bill Evans’ debut as a leader found the 27-year-old pianist already sounding much different than the usual Bud Powell-influenced keyboardists of the time. Even in 1956 (more than a year before he joined the Miles Davis Sextet), Evans had his own chord voicings and a lyrical yet swinging style. Three selections here are taken solo (including the original version of his classic “Waltz for Debby”), while the other eight are performed in a trio with bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Paul Motian (including his future theme “Five,” “Speak Low” and “No Cover, No Minimum”). A strong start to a significant career.

Track listing:
“I Love You” (Cole Porter) – 3:55
“Five” (Bill Evans) – 4:03
“I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)” (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 1:39
“Conception” (George Shearing) – 4:47
“Easy Living” (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) – 3:53
“Displacement” (Evans) – 2:36
“Speak Low” (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash) – 5:10
“Waltz for Debby” (Evans, Gene Lees) – 1:20
“Our Delight” (Tadd Dameron) – 4:47
“My Romance” (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 2:01
“No Cover, No Minimum” [Take 1] (Evans) – 8:14 Not part of original LP
“No Cover, No Minimum” – 7:31

Personnel:
Bill Evans – piano
Teddy Kotick – bass
Paul Motian – rums

Released: End of February 1957
Recorded: September 18 and 27, 1956
New York City
Length 41:42
49:56 CD reissue
Label: Riverside
RLP 12-223
Producer: Bill Grauer, Orrin Keepnews

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