June 28, 2019
Mofi – Bill Evan Trio Portrait in Jazz
It’s impossible to exaggerate the stature, brilliance, and splendor of Bill Evans’ Portrait in Jazz. This is the result of Evans having collaborated just eight months prior with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and company on the watershed Kind of Blue and soon after finding a world-class bassist (Scott LaFaro) who suited his style. The 1960 album established the standard that all similarly configured jazz trios continue to follow. This is the moment the bass, until then relegated to accompaniment status, gets an equal say in the compositions with the piano.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI on MoFi SuperVinyl, and strictly limited to 6,000 numbered copies world-wide, Mobile Fidelity’s opulent UD1S (UltraDisc One-Step) box set provides sonic and tactile experiences that match the quality of the music within Evans’ studio breakthrough. Every note, harmonic, and movement captured by the microphones are reproduced with exquisite accuracy and wowing clarity. Close your eyes at you’re practically at Reeves Sound Studios in New York City in late December 1959.
Housed in a deluxe box, the collectible version contains special foil-stamped jackets and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendor of the recording.
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