bill evans New Jazz Conceptions (CD, £8.75)
The Poll Winners series: classic albums reviewed in the legendary Downbeat magazine. Originally awarded 4 stars by Downbeat Mag. Bill Evans’s debut album as a leader, in its entirety, including an alternate version of ‘No Cover, No Minimum’ that completes the session. Showcases Evans in a trio format but also contains three solo piano tracks, including the earliest recording ever of legendary composition ‘Waltz For Debby’. Bonus tracks include two rare sessions from the same period, featuring Evans as sideman on sessions for guitarists Dick García and Joe Puma. Original artwork. Includes 12-page booklet with rare photos and the original as well as updated liner notes.
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