Bill Evans ‎– Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate

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Resonance Records ‎– HLP-9012B
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, 180g
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First Set
A1 Emily
Written-By – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
4:46
A2 Witchcraft
Written-By – Cy Coleman
5:44
A3 Yesterdays
Written-By – Jerome Kern
5:07
A4 'Round Midnight
Written-By – Thelonious Monk
6:24
B1 My Funny Valentine
Written-By – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rogers*
4:44
B2 California Here I Come
Written-By – Al Jolson, Buddy G. De Sylva, Joseph Meyer
5:43
B3 Gone With The Wind
Written-By – Allie Wrubel, Herbert Magidson
6:55
B4 Alfie
Written-By – Burt Bacharach
5:07
C1 Turn Out The Stars
Written-By – Bill Evans
4:37
Second Set
C2 Yesterdays
Written-By – Jerome Kern
4:48
C3 Emily
Written-By – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
5:08
C4 In A Sentimental Mood
Written-By – Duke Ellington
4:06
C5 'Round Midnight
Written-By – Thelonious Monk
6:26
D1 Autumn Leaves
Written-By – Joseph Kosma
5:30
D2 Someday My Prince Will Come
Written-By – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
5:13
D3 Mother Of Earl
Written-By – E. Zindar*
4:21
D4 Here's That Rainy Day
Written-By – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
5:15

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Recorded October 23, 1968, Greenwich Village, NYC by George Klabin. Allegedly a newly unearthed recording of two previously-unreleased sets, and the only Evans recording ever released from The Village Gate.

According the a recent Wall Street Journal article on this release, the background on Klabin's recording is as follows: "Eight days after jazz pianist Bill Evans opened at New York's Top of the Gate in October 1968, his manager let a determined college student tape the trio. The student arrived early on Oct. 23—lugging a 50-pound, two-track Crown recorder and four pricey mikes—and he left with 90 minutes of near-flawless music. The tape was heard only once on the radio—and then forgotten."

2019 Record Store Day - Black Friday release
limited to 4000 copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 712758040428
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): HLP-9012B-A BG 33731.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): HLP-9012B-B BG 33731.2(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): HLP-9012B-C BG 33731.3(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): HLP-9012B-D BG 33731.4(3)...

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HLP-9012 Bill Evans Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate(3x12", Album, Ltd, Num, 180 + Box) Resonance Records HLP-9012 US 2012 Sell This Version
KKJ 1003 Bill Evans Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate(2xCD, Album, Dig) Resonance Records KKJ 1003 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
HCD-2012 Bill Evans Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate(2xCD, Album) Resonance Records HCD-2012 US 2012 Sell This Version
2XHD1052 Bill Evans Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate(17xFile, DSF, Album, RE, DSD) 2xHD 2XHD1052 2017
HLP-9012 Bill Evans Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate(3x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RP + Box) Resonance Records HLP-9012 US 2012 Sell This Version

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Dramned

Dramned

January 22, 2020
edited 19 days ago

For me the sound is a bit disapointing at this edition, flat bass and dull low dynamic sound at all, like recorded through a veil. Differs within the songs, and has some clicks and noise. Vinyl is clean and flat and the cut is very good.
Yes, it's a "bootleg" and you can't expect something like the Village Vanguard recording, but compared with the other Resonance recordings - especially the fantastic Hilversum concert - this one lacks from quality. Even the gatefold sleeve is thin and slightly warped.
But no doubt, Bill's music is first class quality here. For fans of Bill Evans - like me - it's nevertheless a must have in the collection...
Sunbathinganimal

Sunbathinganimal

January 4, 2020
Have heard all the Resonance live Evans releases and this one ranks toward top as far as sound quality. My pressing flawless as well.
zdkaiser

zdkaiser

December 25, 2019
Nice pressing, but the recording is exceptionally flat. Almost no oomph or body behind the upright bass.
owenhu

owenhu

December 6, 2019

Solid pressing, but sounds mediocre due to the nature of the recording. Jacket of my copy came warped which makes it look water damaged. Amazing setlist, not his best performance, but definitely worth having for any fan of his.
mynameisbroseph

mynameisbroseph

November 30, 2019
can anyone comment on how this sounds compared to the 2012?