Bill Evans Trio* ‎– Waltz For Debby

Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJC-210, Riverside Records ‎– RLP-9399
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A1 My Foolish Heart 4:56
A2 Waltz For Debby 6:54
A3 Detour Ahead 7:35
B1 My Romance 7:11
B2 Some Other Time 5:02
B3 Milestones 6:37

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Recorded live at The Village Vanguard, New York City, June 25, 1961.

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  • Barcode: 0 25218 62101 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 13829.1 (3) OJC-210 A1 RE4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 138292 (3) OJC-210 B1 RE4

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December 5, 2017
This is THE benchmark upon which I would measure all live jazz event recordings. Whoever miked up the drums and double bass understood exactly how to capture each element in perfect stereo for the engineers to mix. I have five Bill Evans records and I am utterly spellbound by this recording. The brush work on the opening track 'My Foolish Heart' is literally 3D and the OJC vinyl should be hold the same accolade as MOFI / Analogue Productions etc.

Just a side note and playing aside, the 'Live at the Village Vanguard' album, is not as well produced IMO. Here's my top 5... all OJC

1. Waltz for Debby - Phenomenal recording, cant beat it! This OJC version is pure gold.
2. Moonbeams - no LaFaro, but wonderfully recorded too with similar delicacy to the kit. Bass a little too distant.
3. Portrait In Jazz - so interesting, an engaging recording but not as high fidelity...
4. Everyone Digs Bill Evans - fabulous piano work, but bass and drums too set back and with too much room reverb.
5. Village Vanguard - my least favourite... maybe I don't have the right copy (?) or I'll 'grow into it'


April 22, 2016
I've never heard other copies of Waltz for Debby, but I can certainly say that this one, to my ears, sounds PHENOMENAL for the price. Dead silent (even the deadwax!) and very spacious, crisp sound. Very pleased!