Bill Evans - Discography

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They are available on this website both a complete than a synthetic discography of the great piano player and musician Bill Evans.

More than 304 recordings are credited to Bill Evans, as band leader or sideman, and they are listed on the complete discography.

As band leader Evans edited in his life 101 albums, that are listed in the Discography in summary. The main ones (in our opinion, of course) are highlighted in red color.

    

Discography in summary

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Besides the listed albums it's available since 2006 a 12 CD box containing all his recordings with Riverside, the main record label for Evans. Almost all the below listed albums are in trio (piano, double bass and drums).

 
  1. New Jazz Conceptions 1956 7   (with Teddy Kotick and Paul Motian Riverside)
  2. Everybody Digs Bill Evans 1958 34  (with Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones Riverside)
  3. Other Pieces 1959
  4. The Ivory Hunters 1959
  5. Undercurrent with Jim Hall 1959 ? 
  6. Portrait in Jazz 1959 47   (Riverside)
  7. Live at Birdland 1960 (PQ)  
  8. Explorations 1961  (Riverside) (with Scott La Faro and Paul Motian - Riverside)
  9. Live at Village Vanguard I 1961  (with Scott La Faro and Paul Motian - Riverside)
  10. Live at Village Vanguard II 1961  (with Scott La Faro and Paul Motian - Riverside)
  11. Know What I Mean 1961  
  12. Nirvana 1962     
  13. Solo 1962     
  14. Camera Three-TV soundtrack 1962   
  15. How My Heart Sings 1962  
  16. Interplay I 1962   (with Freddie Hubbard, Jim Hall, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones Riverside)
  17. Interplay 2 1962    (c.s.)
  18. Empathy 1962     
  19. Moonbeams 1962    
  20. Undercurrent, duo with Jim Hall 1962 (Blue Note)
  21. Peace Piece and Other Pieces (o Loose Blues) 1962 (with Zoot Sims, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Philly Joe Jones)
  22. V.I.P. and other Themes 1963  
  23. Conversations with Myself 1963   (piano solo, sovrainciso tre volte)
  24. At Shelly's Manne Hole 1963  
  25. Trio 64 1963    
  26. Trio in Europe 1964 (PQ)  
  27. Waltz for Debby  (with Monica Zetterlund) 1964  (Riverside)
  28. Live at the Trident 1964  
  29. The Getz/Evans Sessons 1964   
  30. Trio 65 1965   (with Chuck Israels and Larry Bunker - Verve)
  31. with Symphony Orchestra 1965   
  32. In Berlin and Copenhagen with Lee Konitz 1965
  33. Bill Evans At Town Hall 1966   (with Chuck Israels and Larry Bunker Verve)
  34. Intermodulation 1966     
  35. Simple Matter of Conviction 1966  
  36. Further Conversations 1967    
  37. California Here I Come 1967  
  38. California Here I Come 1967  
  39. Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival 68 1968  (with Eddie Gomez and Jack De Johnette Verve)
  40. Alone 1968     
  41. Camera Three TV soundtrack 168 (PQ) 
  42. At Pescara, Italy 1969   
  43. What's New? 1969    
  44. Quiet Now 1969    
  45. From Left to Right 1970  
  46. Montreux '70 1970    
  47. The Bill Evans Album 1971  
  48. Living Time 1972    
  49. At Ronnie Scotts 1 1972 (PQ) 
  50. At Ronnie Scotts 2 1972 (PQ) 
  51. Live at Ljubliana 1972   
  52. Hamburg Workshop 1972    
  53. The Tokyo Concert 1973   (with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell Fantasy)
  54. Jazz Workshop Boston 1973   
  55. Symbiosis      
  56. Live in Europe 1974   
  57. Rehearsal w/Eddie Gomez 1974   
  58. Live at Camp Fortune, CN 1974 
  59. Laren Festival w/Stan Getz 1974  
  60. Since We Met 1974   
  61. Re: Person I Knew 1974  
  62. Intuition 1974     
  63. Bill Evans/Tony Bennett 1975   
  64. Montreux III 1975    
  65. Antibes Festival 1975    
  66. Alone Again 1975    
  67. Quintessence 1976     
  68. At Ronnie Scotts 1976   
  69. Live in Marseille I 1976  
  70. Live in Marseille 2 1976  
  71. Together Again w/Tony Bennett 1976  
  72. Crosscurrents 1977     
  73. At the Top 1977   
  74. I Will Say Goodbye 1977  (with Eddie Gomez ed Eliot Zigmund Fantasy, recorded 1975)
  75. You Must Believe in Spring 1977  (with Eddie Gomez ed Eliot Zigmund Fantasy)
  76. From the 70's 1973-1977   
  77. New Conversations 1978    
  78. At Montreux w/Kenny Burrell 1978  
  79. In stockholm w/Monica Zetterlund 1978 (PQ) 
  80. Nice Festival 1978    
  81. Affinity, with Toots Thielemans 1978  (with Larry Schneider, Marc Johnson, Joe La Barbera Warner Bros)
  82. We Will Meet Again 1979  
  83. At the Maintenance Shop I 1979 (PQ)
  84. At the Maintenance Shop 2 1979 (PQ)
  85. Paris Concert 1 1979   
  86. Paris Concert 2 1979   
  87. Live at Lelystad 1979   
  88. Live at Lulu Whites 1980  
  89. At Harvard University 1980   
  90. Duets with John Lewis 1980  
  91. Live at Village Vanguard 1980  
  92. Live at Village Vanguard 1980  
  93. At Ronnie Scotts 1 1980 (PQ) 
  94. At Ronnie Scotts 2 1980 (PQ) 
  95. At Ronnie Scotts 3 1980 (PQ) 
  96. At Ronnie Scotts 4 1980 (PQ) 
  97. At Ronnie Scotts 5 1980 (PQ) 
  98. At Ronnie Scotts 6 1980 (PQ) 
  99. At Ronnie Scotts 7 1980 (PQ) 
  100. At Ronnie Scotts 8 1980 (PQ)
  101. Molde Jazz Festival 1980   

Musicians and Personnel

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The main players in Evans' trios were:

  • Scott La Faro (double bass) and Paul Motian (drums), in his first, classic trio;
  • Teddy Kotick (db) and Paul Motian (d) in his first recordings;
  • Sam Jones (db) and Philly Joe Jones (d); 
  • Chuck Israel (db) and Arnold Wise (d)
  • Chuck Israel (db) and Larry Bunker (d); 
  • Eddie Gomez (db), with Jack De Johnette, Marty Morell or Eliot Zigmund (d). 
Other collaborations not in trio involved Jim Hall (guitar), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Zoot Sims (tenor and soprano sax), Toots Thielemans (armonica), Percy Heath and Ron Carter (double bass), apart the important collaboration with Miles Davis in his historical quintet of the late fifties.

 

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