Bill Evans Another Time: The Hilversum Concert

Article Contributed by Michael Bloom … | Published on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Never-before-issued recording of the legendary Bill Evans trio featuring Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums captured live at the NRU (Netherlands Radio Union) Studios in Hilversum on June 22, 1968. This is only the third known recording in existence of this particular trio, who only performed together as a trio for a 6-month period in 1968, and was originally recorded and broadcast on the radio program Jazz in Actie by Dutch producer Joop de Roo. For the audiophile, this is possibly the best sounding live recording of Bill Evans found to date, captured with the then state of the art equipment of the NRU, and kept in pristine condition over the years. On the heels of 2016's landmark Evans discovery, Some Other Time: The Lost Session from the Black Forest, which was recorded a mere two days prior to this Hilversum date in 1968, Resonance has struck gold again with yet another unearthed gem from the iconic pianist Bill Evans. This deluxe limited edition LP and deluxe CD is being officially released in conjunction with the Bill Evans estate, Gomez and DeJohnette, and features rare photos by David Redfern, Chuck Stewart and Jan Persson; essays by Dutch jazz journalist Bert Vuijsje and producer Zev Feldman; plus interviews with Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette, renowned pianist Steve Kuhn and more.