The Complete Fantasy Recordings

The Complete Fantasy Recordings

by Bill Evans


Bill Evans' Fantasy recordings of 1973-1979 have often been underrated in favor of his earlier work but, as this remarkable nine-CD set continually shows, the influential pianist continued to grow as a musician through the years while holding on to his original conception and distinctive sound. The collection has all of the 98 selections recorded at Evans' 11 Fantasy sessions, including nine numbers from a previously unreleased 1976 concert with his trio. In addition, Evans' appearance on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio program is tacked on as a bonus and it is actually among McPartland's finest shows, a fascinating hour of discussion and music with Evans. Nearly all of the performances on this box (which includes duets with bassist Eddie Gomez and singer Tony Bennett, trio outings with Gomez and either Marty Morell or Eliot Zigmund on drums, and a couple of quintet sets with the likes of tenors Harold Land and Warne Marsh, altoist Lee Konitz, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) is available individually on CD but Bill Evans' more passionate collectors will certainly want this definitive box. The only minus is Gene Lees' typically self-serving liner notes; he always seems to love to write about himself.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218101226
catalogNumber: 1012


Disc 1

  1. Mornin' Glory
  2. Up With The Lark
  3. Yesterday I Heard The Rain
  4. My Romance
  5. When Autumn Comes
  6. T.T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune Two)
  7. Hullo Bolinas
  8. Gloria's Step
  9. On Green Dolphin Street

Disc 2

  1. Up With The Lark
  2. Quiet Now
  3. Gloria's Step
  4. When In Rome
  5. It Amazes Me
  6. Since We Met
  7. Midnight Mood
  8. See-Saw
  9. Elsa
  10. Sareen Jurer
  11. Time Remembered
  12. Turn Out The Stars
  13. But Beautiful

Disc 3

  1. Re: Person I Knew
  2. Sugar Plum
  3. Alfie
  4. T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)
  5. Dolphin Dance/Very Early
  6. 34 Skidoo
  7. Emily
  8. Are You All The Things
  9. Invitation
  10. Blue Serge
  11. Show-Type Tune
  12. The Nature of Things

Disc 4

  1. Are You All The Things
  2. A Face Without A Name
  3. Falling Grace
  4. Hi Lili, Hi Lo (For Ellaine)
  5. Gone With The Wind
  6. Saudade Do Brasil
  7. My Foolish Heart
  8. The Touch Of Your Lips
  9. Some Other Time
  10. When in Rome
  11. We'll Be Together Again
  12. Young and Foolish
  13. Waltz for Debby
  14. But Beautiful
  15. Days Of Wine And Roses

Disc 5

  1. Elsa
  2. Milano
  3. Venutian Rhythm Dance
  4. Django
  5. But Beautiful
  6. Minha (All Mine)
  7. Driftin'
  8. I Love You
  9. The Summer Knows
  10. In a Sentimental Mood
  11. The Touch of Your Lips
  12. In Your Own Sweet Way
  13. Make Someone Happy

Disc 6

  1. All Of You
  2. What Kind of Fool Am I?
  3. People
  4. Since We Met
  5. But Not For Me/Isn't It Romantic/The Opener
  6. Sweet Dulcinea
  7. Martina
  8. Second Time Around
  9. A Child Is Born
  10. Bass Face
  11. Nobody Else But Me

Disc 7

  1. Sugar Plum
  2. Time Remembered
  3. 34 Skidoo
  4. T.T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune Two)
  5. Turn Out The Stars
  6. Someday My Prince Will Come
  7. Minha (All Mine)
  8. All Of You
  9. Waltz For Debby
  10. Eiderdown
  11. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  12. Pensativa

Disc 8

  1. Speak Low
  2. When I Fall in Love
  3. Night and Day
  4. I Will Say Goodbye
  5. Dolphin Dance
  6. Seascape
  7. Peau Douce
  8. Nobody Else But Me
  9. I Will Say Goodbye
  10. The Opener
  11. Quiet Light
  12. A House Is Not a Home
  13. Orson's Theme

Disc 9

  1. Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Interview
  2. Kaleidoscope (Theme)
  3. Waltz For Debby
  4. All Of You
  5. In Your Own Sweet Way
  6. The Touch Of Your Lips
  7. Reflections In D
  8. I Love You
  9. Days Of Wine And Roses
  10. This Is All I Ask
  11. While We're Young

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Evans   Primary Artist,Piano
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Tony Bennett   Vocals
Ron Carter   Bass
Eddie Gomez   Bass
Jim Hall   Guitar
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Warne Marsh   Tenor Saxophone
Percy Heath   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Paul Chambers   Bass
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Marty Morell   Drums
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Eliot Zigmund   Drums

Technical Credits

Frankie Laine   Composer
Bill Evans   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Gene Lees   Liner Notes
Alec Wilder   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Joe Zawinul   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Composer
Don Cody   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Dan Haerle   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Phil Kaffel   Engineer
Helen Keane   Producer,Liner Notes
Scott LaFaro   Contributor
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Marian McPartland   Interviewer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Jim Stern   Engineer
Bruce Walford   Engineer
Carl Fischer   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Producer
Gilles Margerin   Producer
Deborah Bates   Producer

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