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With billows and blasts from choirs and orchesters
Buskers and talkers
Big bands and squawkers,
the Stork Club has retained its qualities of decaying elegance and dwindling significance since the late 1950s.

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Options August 16, 2020: FOREVEREVANS!
It's a super extendo-birthday party for the great pianist Bill Evans! On sonic display will be many of his masterful trio performances along with a multitude of other killer sessions. Joining the fun will be jazz writer and NY Times editor Peter Keepnews. (He's the son of Riverside Records legend Orrin Keepnews, who promoted and produced Evans for many years). He’ll talk about the music and spin a few yarns, as well as DJ a couple of sets. Come on in the Club and plan to stay for a while!

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Miles Davis  Stella By Starlight   Options 1958 Miles  Bass – Paul Chambers; Drums – Jimmy Cobb; Piano – Bill Evans; Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane; Trumpet – Miles Davis; Recorded May 26, 1958, NYC — Written-By – N. Washington, V. Young  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans Trio  Very Early   Options Moon Beams  Bass – Chuck Israels; Design [Album] – Ken Deardoff; Drums – Paul Motian; Piano – Bill Evans; Recorded in New York: May 29, 1962 at Sound Makers, Inc.; New York City --- Written-By – Bill Evans  0:04:59 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans Trio  Swedish Pastry   Options At Shelly's Manne-Hole  Bass – Chuck Israels; Drums – Larry Bunker; Piano – Bill Evans — Written-By – Barney Kessel —— Recorded In L.A., May 14 and 19, 1963  0:10:01 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  B Minor Waltz (For Elaine)   Options You Must Believe in Spring  Bass – Eddie Gomez; Drums – Eliot Zigmund; Piano – Bill Evans — Recorded on 23rd, 24th and 25th August, 1977 in Hollywood --- Composed By – Bill Evans  0:15:49 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  In a Sentimental Mood   Options Eloquence  Acoustic Bass – Eddie Gomez; Electric Piano – Bill Evans; 3 In A Sentimental Mood recorded live in Motreux, Switzerland, July 20, 1975  0:19:01 (Pop‑up)
Lee Konitz  Subconscious-Lee   Options Live at the Half Note  Alto Saxophone– Lee Konitz; Drums – Paul Motian; Bass – Jimmy Garrison; Piano – Bill Evans; Tenor Saxophone – Warne Marsh Recorded February 24 and possibly March 3, 1959 at the Half Note, New York City  0:24:50 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans ‎  T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)   Options Blue In Green (The Concert In Canada)  Bass – Eddie Gomez; Drums – Marty Morell; Piano – Bill Evans — Recorded in August 1974 for CBC Radio at Camp Fortune, Hull, Canada  0:32:25 (Pop‑up)
Peter Keepnews speaks...  ...just as soon as he can wrest the mic from Mr. Blabberpuss!   Options     0:38:15 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Waltz For Debby [take 2]   Options Waltz For Debby  Bass – Scott LaFaro; Drums – Paul Motian; Piano – Bill Evans; —— Recorded 'live' at The Village Vanguard; New York; June 25, 1961  1:03:22 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Gloria's Step [take 3]   Options Sunday at the Village Vanguard  Bass – Scott LaFaro; Drums – Paul Motian; Piano – Bill Evans;  1:10:14 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Someday My Prince Will Come   Options At The Montreux Jazz Festival  • Bill Evans - piano; • Eddie Gómez - double bass; • Jack DeJohnette - drums Recorded June 15, 1968 at the Casino de Montreux, Switzerland by the technical department of Radio Suisse Romande.  1:17:01 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Re: Person I Knew   Options Re: Person I Knew  Bass – Eddie Gomez; Drums – Marty Morell; Piano – Bill Evans Recorded at "Village Vanguard, NYC, January 11 & 12, 1974  1:22:44 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  My Foolish Heart   Options The Artist's Choice: Highlights From Turn Out The Stars  • Bill Evans - piano; • Marc Johnson - bass; • Joe LaBarbera - drums -- 1979  1:27:58 (Pop‑up)
Peter Keepnews, Redux!        1:32:04 (Pop‑up)
Miles Davis  Blue In Green   Options Kind of Blue  Miles Davis – trumpet • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone • Bill Evans – piano except on "Freddie Freeloader" and bonus disc track "So What" • Wynton Kelly – piano on "Freddie Freeloader" and bonus disc track "So What" • Paul Chambers – double bass • Jimmy Cobb – drums It was recorded on March 2 and April 22, 1959, at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City  1:44:59 (Pop‑up)
George Russell  Concerto For Billy The Kid   Options Jazz Workshop  Alto Saxophone – Hal McKusick; Composed By – George Russell; Double Bass – Milt Hinton; Drums – Joe Harris Paul Motian; Guitar – Barry Galbraith; Piano – Bill Evans; Trumpet – Art Farmer — Recorded in New York City- October 17, 1956  1:50:35 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans and Jim Hall  My Funny Valentine   Options Undercurrent  Recorded at Soundmakers, New York, New York on April 24 and May 14, 1962.  1:55:19 (Pop‑up)
Stan Getz & Bill Evans  Night and Day   Options Stan Getz & Bill Evans  Bass – Ron Carter; Drums – Elvin Jones; Piano – Bill Evans; Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz — • • Recording Date: May 5, 1964-May 6, 1964  2:00:37 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  I'll Never Smile Again [take 6]   Options Interplay  Bill Evans - piano; • Freddie Hubbard - trumpet; • Jim Hall - guitar; • Percy Heath - bass; • Philly Joe Jones - drums  2:07:15 (Pop‑up)
Cannonball Adderley With Bill Evans  Know What I Mean? [take re-7]   Options Know What I Mean?  Alto Saxophone – Julian "Cannonball" Adderley; Bass – Percy Heath; Drums – Connie Kay; Piano – Bill Evans; Written-By – Bill Evans - - - Recorded at Bell Sound Studios, New York City; January 27, February 21, and March 13, 1961.  2:13:53 (Pop‑up)
Tony Bennett / Bill Evans  Some Other Time   Options The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album  Composed By – A. Green*, B. Comden*, L. Bernstein; Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, Ca.; June 10-13, 1975  2:18:47 (Pop‑up)
DJ soldiers on, alone        2:23:27 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Five   Options Another Time: The Hilversum Concert  Double Bass – Eddie Gomez; Drums – Jack DeJohnette; Piano – Bill Evans — Recorded at Netherlands Radio Union (NRU) VARA Studio 8, Hilversum, Netherlands, June 22, 1968  2:27:28 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Beautiful Love   Options The Paris Concert: Edition One  Bass – Marc Johnson; Drums – Joe LaBarbera; Piano – Bill Evans Recorded by Radio France at l'Espace Cardin in Paris, France on November 26, 1979  2:30:20 (Pop‑up)
Helen Merrill  The Nearness Of You   Options The Nearness Of You  Double Bass – Oscar Pettiford; Drums – Jo Jones; Flute – Bobby Jaspar; Guitar – George Russell; Piano – Bill Evans — Originally issued in 1958  2:39:03 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  A Child is Born   Options Quintessence  Bass – Ray Brown; Drums – Philly Joe Jones; Guitar – Kenny Burrell; Piano – Bill Evans; Tenor Saxophone – Harold Land — Written-By – Thad Jones——— Recorded (May 1976) remixed and mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkley  2:43:06 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans featuring Toots Thielemans  The Other Side Of Midnight (Noelle's Theme)   Options Affinity  Bill Evans – piano, keyboards; • Marc Johnson – bass; • Eliot Zigmund – drums; • Larry Schneider – flute, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; • Toots Thielemans – harmonica —— • Released in 1979, featuring Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Bill Evans plays a Fender Rhodes electric piano on many of the tracks. It is the recording debut for bassist Marc Johnson.  2:50:37 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Nobody Else But Me   Options Bill Evans - From The 70's  Bass – Ray Brown; Drums – Philly Joe Jones; Guitar – Kenny Burrell; Piano – Bill Evans —— Previously Unissued Studio And Club recordings, 1973 - 1977  2:53:57 (Pop‑up)
Oliver Nelson  Cascades   Options The Blues and the Abstract Truth  Alto Saxophone, Flute – Eric Dolphy; Arranged By, Composed By, Liner Notes, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Oliver Nelson; Baritone Saxophone – George Barrow; Bass – Paul Chambers; Drums – Roy Haynes; Piano – Bill Evans; Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard — New York, N.Y., March 1961  3:01:23 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans With Jeremy Steig  Autumn Leaves   Options What's New  BILL EVANS piano; JEREMY STEIG flute; EDDIE GOMEZ bass; MARTY MORRELL drums; Recorded January 30, February 3-5 and March 11, 1969 at Webster Hall, NYC  3:06:41 (Pop‑up)
DJ DoubletimePoint5      MUCH MORE EVANS TO COME!!!!  3:12:58 (Pop‑up)
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz  Conversation into Reflections In D   Options Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Bill Evans  Nov. 6, 1978  3:21:51 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Reflections In D   Options Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz  A Duke Ellington composition.  3:26:49 (Pop‑up)
Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans Trio  Gymnopedie   Options Nirvana  Written-By – Erik Satie Bass – Chuck Israels Drums – Paul Motian Flute – Herbie Mann Piano – Bill Evans New York, May 4, 1962  3:31:20 (Pop‑up)
Monica Zetterlund & Bill Evans  Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa   Options Waltz for Debby  Bass – Chuck Israels; Drums – Larry Bunker; Piano – Bill Evans; Vocals – Monica Zetterlund —— Recorded at Europa Film Studio August 23, 1964  3:34:38 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  N.Y.C.'s No Lark   Options Conversations With Myself  Recorded in January & February, 1963 Producer: Creed Taylor  3:37:28 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans Trio  Nardis   Options Explorations  Bill Evans (piano); Scott LaFaro (bass); Paul Motian (drums) Recorded at Bell Sound Studios, New York, New York on February 2, 1961  3:43:03 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans Trio  What Is This Thing Called Love?   Options Portrait in Jazz  Bass – Scott LaFaro; Drums – Paul Motian; Piano – Bill Evans ——— Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York; December 28, 1959  3:48:53 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Displacement   Options New Jazz Conceptions  Bass – Teddy Kotick; Drums – Paul Motian; Piano – Bill Evans; Recorded September 18 and 27, 1956 in New York City  3:53:24 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans & George Russell Orchestra  Living Time - Event IV   Options Living Time  George Russell – arranger, conductor; Bill Evans – piano, Rhodes piano; Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams – trumpet, flugelhorn; Stanton Davis – trumpet; Howard Johnson – flugelhorn, tuba, bass clarinet; John Clark – french horn; Dave Bargeron – tuba; Jimmy Giuffre – tenor saxophone, flute; Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone; Sam Rivers – tenor saxophone, flute, oboe; Sam Brown – bass guitar, electric guitar; Ted Saunders – electric piano, clavinet; Webster Lewis – organ, electric piano; Eddie Gómez – acoustic bass; Ron Carter (on 5,7), Stanley Clarke (on 1,2,3), Herb Bushler (on 4,6,8) – Fender bass; Tony Williams, Marty Morell – drums; Marc Belair – percussion; Edd Kolakowski - Steinway piano technician — Recorded at Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York ℗ 1972 CBS, Inc. / Manufactured by Columbia Records  3:56:03 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Symbiosis-1st Movement (Moderato, Various Tempi) (a)   Options Symbiosis  Piano [Steinway & Fender-rhodes] - Bill Evans ;  Composed By, Arranged By, Conductor - Claus Ogerman ;  Concertmaster - David Nadien; Bass - Eddie Gomez; Bassoon - Wally Kane; Clarinet, Clarinet [Bass] - Danny Bank , Ron Janelly; Congas - Ralph McDonald; Contrabassoon - Donald MacCourt; Drums - Marty Morell; Flute - Bill Slapin , Don Hammond , Hubert Laws; French Horn - Al Richmond , Brooks Tillotson , Earl Chapin , James Buffington , Pete Gordon (2) , Ray Alonge; Oboe - George Marge , Phil Bodner; Percussion - Dave Carey , Doug Allen , George Devens; Saxophone [Alto] - Harvey Estrin , Jerry Dodgion , Phil Woods , Walt Levinsky; Trombone [Bass] - Paul Faulise , Tommy Mitchell; Trombone [Tenor] - Urbie Green; Trumpet - Bernie Glow , Johnny Frosk , Marky Markowitz , Marvin Stamm , Mel Davis , Victor Paz; Tuba - Don Butterfield ———— Recorded on February 11, 12 and 14th 1974 at Columbia Recording Studios, New York City.  4:01:30 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  My Bells   Options Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra  Recorded: Dec., 1965 Bass – Chuck Israels Drums – Grady Tate, Larry Bunker  4:09:20 (Pop‑up)
Gary McFarland Orchestra  Night Images   Options Special Guest Soloist Bill Evans  Bass – Richard Davis ; Cello – Alla Goldberg, Joseph Tekula; Clarinet – Phil Woods; Composed By – Gary McFarland; Flute – Spencer Sinatra; Guitar – Jim Hall; Piano – Bill Evans; Producer – Creed Taylor; Vibraphone – Gary McFarland; Viola – Aaron Juvelier, Julian Barber — Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, Dec. 18 1962 & Jan. 24 1963  4:13:02 (Pop‑up)
DJ lingers still...you too?        4:18:52 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Walking Up   Options How My Heart Sings  Bass – Chuck Israels; Drums – Paul Motian; Piano – Bill Evans; Producer – Orrin Keepnews; Liner Notes – Bill Evans; Recorded in Sound Makers, Ne  4:31:03 (Pop‑up)
Frank Minion  Flamenco Sketches   Options The Soft Land Of Make Believe  Bass – Paul Chambers ; Piano – Bill Evans; Tenor Saxophone– Roland Alexander ; Vocals – Frank Minion Reissue of Bethlehem BCP 6052 originally issued in 1960. Reissue date unknown. Includes insert with notes and lyrics transcribed by Otis Washington.  4:35:57 (Pop‑up)
George Russell and His Orchestra  Chromatic Universe, Pt. 1   Options Jazz in the Space Age  George Russell Piano; Ernie Royal Trumpet; Al Kiger Trumpet; Marky Markowitz Trumpet; Frank Rehak Trombone; David Baker Trombone; Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone; Jimmy Buffington French Horn; Hal McKusick Alto Saxophone; Dave Young Tenor Saxophone; Sol Schlinger Baritone Saxophone; Bill Evans (sax) Piano; Paul Bley Piano; Barry Galbraith Guitar; Howard Collins Guitar; Milt Hinton Bass; Don Lamond Drums; Charlie Persip Drums. —— Recorded May, 1960, New York  4:40:12 (Pop‑up)
Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans  Honeysuckle Rose   Options The Ivory Hunters  Bass – Percy Heath; Drums – Connie Kay; Piano [Left Channel] – Bob Brookmeyer; Piano [Right Channel] – Bill Evans; Recorded in New York City on March 12, 1959  4:43:40 (Pop‑up)
Charles Mingus  East Coasting [Alternate Take 3]   Options East Coasting  Charles Mingus – bass; • Clarence Shaw - trumpet; • Jimmy Knepper - trombone; • Shafi Hadi - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone; • Bill Evans - piano; • Dannie Richmond - drums —— Recorded August 16, 1957 in New York City  4:49:19 (Pop‑up)
Ron Carter/Zoot Sims/Jim Hall/Philly Joe Jones/Bill Evans  Fudgesickle Built For Four   Options Loose Blues  Bill Evans - piano • Zoot Sims - tenor saxophone • Jim Hall - guitar • Ron Carter - bass • Philly Joe Jones - drums ---Recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City; August 21 and 22, 1962  4:54:33 (Pop‑up)
Bill and Harry Evans  07 Interview (Between Bill And Harry Evans) - early sixties   Options The Paris Concert (Edition One)    4:59:00 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  My Romance   Options The Tokyo Concert  Bass – Eddie Gomez; Drums – Marty Morell; Piano – Bill Evans; Producer – Helen Keane — Recorded in performance at Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, on January 20, 1973  5:00:40 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Soiree   Options From Left to Right  Conductor, Arranged By – Michael Leonard; Double Bass – Eddie Gomez ; Drums – Marty Morell; Guitar – Sam Brown ; Piano, Piano [Rhodes Electric] – Bill Evans —— All tracks recorded between October 1969 and May 1970 —— Written-By – Earl Zindars  5:09:17 (Pop‑up)
Bill Evans  Peace Piece   Options Everybody Digs Bill Evans  Recorded at Reeves Sound Studio in New York December 1958  5:12:39 (Pop‑up)
DJ Goes..............        5:19:19 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 11:54am Wolfgang:

Bill E. the Kid plays a double-header tonight at the Stork! Set yuz down and get comfy, see?
Avatar 12:01pm northguineahills:

stork it up!
Avatar 12:01pm Sem:

Stella! STELLA!!
Where's my other undershirt?!
Hello, the Stork. Send me the Bill.
  12:01pm Funky16Corners:

Ahhhhh, nice way to start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm redkayak:

Happy Sunday all :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm chresti:

Hi Wolfgang and Storkees!
Avatar 12:03pm northguineahills:

I believe Bill Evans was the first non-sntrk album I ever bought, while still in HS. His music always reminded me of a rainey night in NYC, before I even moved there....
Avatar 12:03pm northguineahills:

(non-sndtrk jazz album)
Avatar 12:04pm Wolfgang:

ngh - what a nice connect! HEY ALL YOU STORKSKATEERS!! Welcome in!
  12:04pm Dean:

As of May this year, one day after my mother died, we no longer have a surviving member of this quintet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Irene Trudel:

G'day Stork Clubbers! Looking forward to some sublime Evans performances (studio and otherwise).
Avatar 12:08pm Wolfgang:

True, Dean! I loved Jimmy Cobb!!
Avatar 12:10pm Wolfgang:

Irene!!! Thanks for all the help you gave me (yet again) with organizing this show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Mx. Granny (e/em):

Greetings from thunder and lightning San Francisco! (this is quite unusual!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Mx. Granny (e/em):

mmmm, tasty Swedish Pastry
Avatar 12:11pm Wolfgang:

Mx Granny: greetz to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Mx. Granny (e/em):

Wolfgang, always a pleasure to enjoy your hospitality!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Brian in UK:

Hello Stork and cool cats..
That photograph could have been taken when I heard and saw him at Ronnie Scotts a year or two before he passed; that position is engraved on my memory.
Avatar 12:15pm Wolfgang:

Hi Brian! I think that photo is from the 50's but it's classic Bill Evans. Also classic Schroeder from Peanuts.
  12:19pm Dean:

His image on the cover of The Bill Evans Album makes him appear much older than the 42 or so he was at the time.
  12:20pm Funky16Corners:

I love this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Brian in UK:

Some people even at skool look old before their time (whatever that means).
  12:22pm Dean:

I myself for decades tended to look younger than I real age. One day that stopped.
  12:23pm Dean:

^my real age.

Me, too, used to write good once long time back.
Avatar 12:23pm Wolfgang:

And huge thanks to (surprise-not!!) - to The Avuncular One - he known as Michael, ruler of Hink and Dink! Generously shared many sweet sounds for tonight's surfeit.
Avatar 12:24pm northguineahills:

@Dean: outside of my chin hair on my beard (when I let it grow), I get that all the time. People think I'm in my early 30s all the time (I'm in my mid-40s), but 2020 might just make me age uo....
  12:25pm Dean:

Yeah, I was getting carded into my 50s. Excess of caution, sure, but you take it where you can get it. Then one day I knew those days were long gone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Irene Trudel:

Hey Herr Wolfgang, happy I could help in my small way. But Peter is really the main contributor to today's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Brian in UK:

I went to put on my motorcycles crash helmet recently and thought that the cat had been sitting in it because of the hairs there, then I realised that the cat cannot ride a motorcycle. T'was my hairs.
  12:27pm Dean:

That is, you *think* the cat can't ride a motorcycle...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Brian in UK:

If it could reach the footrests, then maybe just maybe.
Avatar 12:30pm northguineahills:

@Brian: Your cat might be Toonce's cousin (90s SNL reference).
Avatar 12:31pm Wolfgang:

Peter Keepnews, now pacing in the wings - you'll be hearing him in about 10-12 minutes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm doctorjazz:

Hi Evans-istas!
Avatar 12:32pm northguineahills:

@Brian: *hint* Keep your cat away from your bike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Mx. Granny (e/em):

cats are sneaky that way
Avatar 12:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Everybody Digs Bill Evans !!!
Sun in Leo, Year of Earth Snake
' William John Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) '
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm chresti:

I knew I was old when I was referred to as "the lady" instead of "the girl"
Avatar 12:35pm Wolfgang:

RevRabb and chresti are shown to their VIP table.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm ParUbi:

Hey everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm doctorjazz:

I looked prematurely older, started losing my hair in my teens, noticeable by my 20s, pretty much smooth by my 30s. People thought I was much older then, now they tell me I've hardly aged.
  12:38pm Dean:

I'm uncomfortable being addressed as Mr., but I love when my kids' friends identify me as my kids' dad.

Wow, @doctorjazz, you're living the "My Back Pages" dream!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm WR:

Hi folks and host Herr Stork and honorable guests, listening while house cleaning, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Mx. Granny (e/em):

My friends started calling me Granny in my mid-20s
  12:49pm Dean:

More wordplay, if not an anagram, with "Peace Piece."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Doug Schulkind:

"If you have ears..."
  12:54pm Dean:

Heard on the radio for the first time, "Peace Piece" is the tune that whetted my appetite for jazz.
Avatar 12:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

There is the whole 'Third Stream' subgenre of Jazz combined with Classical musics
- but couldn't it be said Bill Evans introduced an entire Impressionist element to the vocabulary of all of Jazz ?
Avatar 12:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& yet Evans appears very quotable about things like saying Jazz is not for analysis but for expression & enjoyment...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Franco Twinkie:

Hey Stork, no funny business, just listening.
  12:59pm Dean:

Waltz for Debby sounds like "cocktail music" precisely because you can hear the cocktail glasses clanking on the tables!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Brian in UK:

For me there is no beginning or ending to Bill Evans music, just a middle.
Avatar 1:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

One thinks of the album 'Conversations With Myself' - which is just over-dubbing tracks with himself. It's not just jamming with himself - but Composing with different layers. Shows the level of his conception this way.
  1:02pm Dean:

I'll quote Peter Schickele on "swing": It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that certain je ne sais quoi.

Love LaBarbera. He drummed briefly with Alan Broadbent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Doug Schulkind:

Peter Keepnews talking about the pronunciation of "Motian" twice in two days is PEAK DRUMMER STREAM!
  1:04pm Dean:

Sure, it's cosmic poetry that Paul Motian was a drummer. But, hey, Peter Keepnews works for the New York Times!
Avatar 1:07pm Wolfgang:

Hah! Good point, Dean!! And my name's Stork and I got a joint called The Stork Club. (pin-drop) What?, not exactly the same thing? Tough crowd!! (sulks)
Avatar 1:08pm Wolfgang:

Where did Peter say that yesterday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm coelacanth∅:

good afternoon Wolfgang, Peter and Storkelers
  1:08pm Dean:

On Irene's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Franco Twinkie:

Been a self admitted rocker/stoner dude, it always stops me in my tracks to hear music played at such a high level of craft and emotive power. Now where's my breakfast joint?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm WillCrete:

@Dean- Agreed! Motian: in name and sound as cosmic poetry.
Thanks for the great tribute Wolfgang and Peter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Brian in UK:

Savour the bass player, he will not pass this way again.
Avatar 1:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

... & of course - there's no 'Kind of Blue' without Bill Evans - no how no way ...which alone is vast.
  1:09pm Dean:

She was filling in for ... I forget.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm coelacanth∅:

Dave Sewelson
Avatar 1:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

No words for this Trio really.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm WR:

Peter, thank you for making the Evans birthday special be extra special today.
Avatar 1:14pm Wolfgang:

The simple fact that Lafaro was 24 when he played this AND LEARNED TO PLAY THE BASS BEGINNING AT AGE 17!!!! Come on now. That's just stupid. Then he died just days later. Much stupider.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm coelacanth∅:

these 2 tracks proof enough that Evans could swing, even if more often his swing was subtler than most players
  1:16pm Dean:

An interesting link to a past Stork tribute show, the June 21 Lalo Schifrin's 88th birthday: Bill Evans' son, Evan, apprenticed with Schifrin.
Avatar 1:16pm Wolfgang:

Right on, coel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Franco Twinkie:

A light a graceful touch. Allows the bass room to hammer nails.
Avatar 1:21pm Wolfgang:

@Franco: And hammer he did, that Eddie Gomez.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm WR:

Such a contrast, the enthusiastic large audience at Montreux, to the appreciative but small clap clap clap in the American club recordings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Doug Schulkind:

For another time:
Marc Myers at Jazz Wax has a fascinating if harrowing four-part interview with Laurie Verchomin, Bill Evans' girlfriend during his final years. The description of Evans' descent and demise is not for the faint of heart, but it is stark and unforgettable. Just like his music.

Begin here: www.jazzwax.com...
  1:28pm Dean:

Small clap clap clap here, yes, but yesterday after Irene's show I played a comp of Duck Baker performances with various artists. Two tracks featured Baker w/ John Zorn and Cyro Baptista, live at Knitting Factory. At the end of one of the tracks, an overenthusiastic audience member yelled, "YEAAAHHHHH! FUCK, YEAH!" I bet Evans never heard that. (Another track, in studio with Derek Bailey, ends with Bailey sneezing twice.)
Avatar 1:29pm Wolfgang:

Dean: Well, he was more popular in the US, too, as time went along. The Vanguard recordings are from '61 - by even a year later he was hot(ter) stuff.
  1:34pm Dean:

Maybe Evans had played the unscrambled anagram version?
  1:48pm Jeff g. via app:

Oooh whee. That’s all I got.
Avatar 1:50pm Wolfgang:

I'll see your Oooh and I'll raise ya some whee.
Avatar 1:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

' LaFaro died [age 25] in an automobile accident on July 6, 1961 in Flint, New York on U.S. Route 20 between Geneva and Canandaigua, four days after accompanying Stan Getz at the Newport Jazz Festival. According to Paul Motian, the death of Lafaro left Bill Evans "numb with grief", "in a state of shock", and "like a ghost". Obsessively he played "I Loves You Porgy", a song which had become synonymous with him and LaFaro. Evans stopped performing for several months. '
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Brian in UK:

Thanks Wolfgang and Peter. Delicious.
Avatar 1:57pm Wolfgang:

That's it. I'm consigning all of my playlists to Peter K. Great segue - Jim Hall murders me.
Avatar 1:57pm Wolfgang:

Thanks, Brian! Tastes good in Germany as well!!
  2:00pm Dean:

Given that, RRN63, the earliest reference I can find in newspapers to LaFaro postmortem is a brief review by Charles Hanna in the Aug. 13, 1961, Minneapolis Sunday Tribune of Explorations. It reads in full:
"At the moment if I could have the jazz piano skills of whomever I wanted, I would want to have those of Bill Evans. This recording must be the best thing he has done. An infrequent recorder, Evans enhances his efforts with their scarcity. At 31, Evans is one of jazzdom's most brilliant performers. Scott LaFaro on bass and drummer Paul Motian fill out the trio. Superb recording."

Not a word about LaFaro's passing. I'd guess Hanna had no idea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm zivilars:

Danke für die Show, Wolfgang – großartig!
Avatar 2:08pm Wolfgang:

Hallo Zivilars! Grüß dich!! Es wird heut Abend etwas länger dauern.
Avatar 2:08pm Wolfgang:

Als sonst, meine ich.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm zivilars:

Meinetwegen gerne! :) Listening to jazz like this on a hot summer night, what could be better?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Irene Trudel:

This really is the best show to be hearing on a rainy Sunday in NYC.
Avatar 2:13pm Wolfgang:

Irene: :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm zivilars:

This is simply fabulous – my education in jazz unfortunately isn't the best, but I know what I like when I hear it :)
Avatar 2:16pm Wolfgang:

zivilars: We can thank Peter Keepnews for programming these last two sets of ecstatically beautiful music. The next sets are mine. No pressure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm zivilars:

Kudos to Peter and I'm sure your sets will be as great :)
  2:20pm Dean:

Nice. Was hoping for something from this pair. Oh, well, Fantasy Studios is now shuttered.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm zivilars:

How I love Tony Bennett – and how I regret not buying a ticket for his concert a few years ago in Berlin ... I think it's safe to say that this was the last chance to see him live here in Germany. :(
Avatar 2:23pm Listener Gregory:

Evans's accompaniment is so brilliant that I often wish that he had done it more often, as well as played in small groups more in his last decades.
Avatar 2:25pm Listener Gregory:

Just got home and turned on the show. Must make a date to hear the first two hours of it.
  2:26pm Dean:

For dates akin to Bennett/Evans, check out the albums Alan Broadbent made with Irene Kral. Similar musical perfection, similar introspection and melancholy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Irene Trudel:

Loved that Bennett track with Evans!
Avatar 2:29pm Wolfgang:

Me too, Irene. Not sure, but that song really sounds like it's from musical theater.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm zivilars:

this is the show good headphones were made for
Avatar 2:29pm Listener Gregory:

I believe I have two of these Resonance Records releases; one I find good and one not. The latter had the band recording its live set in a studio, and it really sounds lifeless, as if some magic ingredient is missing. An actual live set with imperfect sound would have been better.
Avatar 2:31pm Listener Gregory:

Herr Wolfgang, are you talking about Some Other Time? It's from the Leonard Bernstein Musical "On The Town." At the end of their one day on shore leave in NYC, sailors have to say goodbye to the girls they have met, and they sing this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm zivilars:

@Listener Gregory: Is this the same as the movie version with Gene Kelly? Loved that one.
Avatar 2:35pm Wolfgang:

THANK YOU AGAIN, PETER KEEPNEWS!! Really great talks and some pretty slick DJ'in!!
Avatar 2:36pm Wolfgang:

Thanks, Listener G. I need not google with my army: my Winged Monkeys of the Stork Club.
Avatar 2:36pm Wolfgang:

Avatar 2:37pm Wolfgang:

Avatar 2:39pm Listener Gregory:

@zivilars, yes, the movie is the same, only I believe they ditched some Bernstein numbers and put in two horrible songs instead, to liven it up for the movie audience. Good God!
Avatar 2:41pm Listener Gregory:

The musical also featured the lesser known standards Lonely Town and Lucky to Be Me (Evans and Bennett do that one too), as well as the hit New York, New York (it's a helluva town, the Bronx is up, etc.). Wonderful lyrics by Comden & Green.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm zivilars:

@Listener Gregory: Was too long ago that I watched it, so I don't really remember the songs, but I liked the movie back then. Have a rewatch of some Gene Kelly (and Fred Astaire) movies on my list as soon as possible ... Saw "Singing' In The Rain" a few months ago again, still a masterpiece, still surprisingly "modern" with its jokes!
Avatar 2:47pm Wolfgang:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm coelacanth∅:

keep the FIREHOSE OF JOY flowing
Avatar 2:51pm Listener Gregory:

That album (Quintessance) is so beautiful. I must have listened to it 100 times late at night when it first came out.
  2:53pm Dean:

Firehose of Joy was the name of my first Bill Evans tribute band in high school.
Avatar 3:00pm Listener Gregory:

Trickle of Joy is the name of my current band.
Unfortunately, I am late arriving and early leaving, as I have a thing at 3 pm EDT. But I will definitely return to hear this excellent show in its entirety. Thanks, Herr Prof. Dr. Stork!
Avatar 3:01pm Wolfgang:

Plenty left in the tank, coel. The hose marches on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm WR:

Interesting short blog about the Evans/ Bennett recording of Some Other Time by a Lincoln Center producer.

  3:01pm Dean:

There's a track by Denny Zeitlin on this Evans comp. Zeitlin's catalog is worth a deep dive one of these days.
Avatar 3:05pm Wolfgang:

Thanks, WR! Will check later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm zivilars:

no foot can stand still with this one
Avatar 3:10pm Wolfgang:

Dean - that's a great idea! A Zeitlin set some time would be eddifyin.'
  3:11pm Dean:

You could devote a segment to his sweaters. (I've heard him live two or three times. He's a snappy dresser.)
  3:15pm Dean:

April 10, 2022, will be a Sunday. Zeitlin's 84th birthday. Just saying...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm chresti:

The nice sweaters might be due Zeitlin's side gig as a clinical professor of psychiatry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm chresti:

Now that my dad is 90, 84 seems young.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm chresti:

Wolfganger, your voice is a pleasant one, no complaints here.
Marian sounds like Gina Bacon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm chresti:

*due TO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Doug Schulkind:

What a treat this is.
Avatar 3:26pm Wolfgang:

Dean: book it for '22! G-d willing, and the crick don't rise.
Avatar 3:28pm Wolfgang:

that version of People Evans just referred to is 13 minutes long, or it would be on this program! It is a real work of genius - as is Lester Bowie's version, which is about the same length!!
Avatar 3:28pm Wolfgang:

chresit, that is a very sweet thing to hear!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm coelacanth∅:

it's interesting hearing Marian's voice here, at ~60 years of age. only times (many times) i'd heard her speaking before was in the late 80s>1990s when she had a show on wbai-fm. her voice, only 10-15 years later was such that she sounded ancient, and i never detected a british accent.
Avatar 3:35pm Wolfgang:

Dougie: crazy-wide smiley icon here
Avatar 3:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...trickle or firehose - I'm still streaming!
Great beauty - & a much needed deeper dive into Bill Evans ... Early this morning on FMU on Moonlight Sonatas we were discussing train rides - & this has been much such a pleasant expedition. Appreciated.
Avatar 3:39pm northguineahills:

whoops, fell asleep. My body needs it.Starting to feel better, the sounds help....
  3:39pm Dean:

Perhaps Evans dedicated this piece to Sonny Clark because the latter had just died?
Avatar 3:40pm Wolfgang:

Hang in there, RevRabb and Storkers everywhere - actually quite a lot left if ya can...
Avatar 3:42pm Wolfgang:

What a crazy recording this must have seemed like back then. The weirdness can only be experienced with headphones - but pianos coming at ya every whichaway!
  3:42pm Dean:

Gotta high-tail it to the airport in a half hour or so. Privileged to have heard this much already. Thanks to you, I'll likely spin a few more later today.
Avatar 3:43pm Wolfgang:

Dean: bingo!! I just found that out too!! I betcha!!
Avatar 3:45pm Wolfgang:

Scott Lafaro got to heaven and told God: "scram! I'm God around here!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm chresiti:

I'm here until the end, too hot to go outside.
  3:54pm Dean:

Jean-Yves Thibaudet released a nice recital of tunes associated with Evans. It's been ages, though, since I've listened to the Kronos Quartet's tribute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm doctorjazz:

Been able to catch the last hour (on my drive to my niece's wedding). Catch up with the rest tomorrow. Thanks, Stork!
  3:56pm Dean:

Enjoy (safely) the nuptials, doc!
Avatar 3:58pm Wolfgang:

DrJ: be extremely well, and see ya on the archive!
Avatar 4:00pm Wolfgang:

Hour 5 has been reached. I laugh in its clock-y face!!!
Avatar 4:00pm Wolfgang:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm WR:

I napped for most of the McPartland interview segment, no fault of the material. The bit at the end about playing in different keys was so charming, want to go back to hear it all if it all makes it into the archive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm chresiti:

WR I think the whole interview is on YouTube.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm WR:

Hmm. Just realized that the interview bit I listened to just before my comments was from my phone's buffer. And then the audio jumped.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm WR:

Thanks chresti.
  4:12pm Dean:

Most (all?) of McPartland's shows were released on disc, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm chresiti:

  4:18pm Jeff g. via app:

Doug is not paying you enough, @Stork.
Avatar 4:19pm Jeff Moore:

Yes, Doug should be paying you five times as much as he is now!
Avatar 4:20pm spodiodi:

thanks for keeping the joint open waaay after hours, Stork. been listening for hours
greetings to you and the rest of the stragglers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm WR:

I always heard mow-shun but now feel more affinity with Mow-tee-ann.
  4:25pm Jeff g. via app:

I’ll even chip in to cover some of that, @Jeff.
Avatar 4:25pm Sem:

Yeah, me, too, spod'di.

Knocked it out of the park today, Stork. Danke.
Avatar 4:29pm spodiodi:

good to see ya, S'em
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm doctorjazz:

Keep singing that Richards Thompson tune to myself...Keep Your Distance...
Bye all, this is going to be difficult.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm doctorjazz:

Keep singing that Richards Thompson tune to myself...Keep Your Distance...
Bye all, this is going to be difficult.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm chresiti:

Greets to you spodi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm chresiti:

Avatar 4:31pm northguineahills:

So, the Stork delivered our baby?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm WR:

Last call? I'll have double please.
Avatar 4:34pm northguineahills:

(sorry, you know that dad pun was coming sooner or later)

/I'll show myself out....
//try the veal and tip your waiter....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm coelacanth∅:

i've never said it out loud, and never heard it out loud until maybe a few months ago, but when i've read it always thought "Mo-shian".
sort of a compromise i suppose.
Avatar 4:36pm northguineahills:

@dr. jazz: I love that Richard Thompson song.
Avatar 4:38pm northguineahills:

In times like this, I miss walking a few blocks to get some cheap good eats. Here in FL, food is so much more expensive, and rarely good. Gonna drive 20 km just to get some good Mexi soup, haven't eaten since last night. (stuck in hotel, and still mildly naueseus).
Avatar 4:39pm northguineahills:

At least the brain seems to be finally be online intermittantly....
Avatar 4:39pm Wolfgang:

God, Frank Minion is a wonder!!
Avatar 4:42pm Wolfgang:

Hey, you're right, Jeff M.! That chisler!! Can you do the math for me real quick and let me know how much of that sweet cash to expect next week?
Avatar 4:43pm northguineahills:

George Russell!
Avatar 4:44pm Wolfgang:

Spodi and Sem: pure pleasure for me! As long as no one gets hurt, where's the harm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Doug Schulkind:

Frank Minion every week!
Avatar 4:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Let the Minion be undiminished.
Avatar 4:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

....Evans with Mingus - didn't see that coming...
Avatar 4:57pm northguineahills:

banks, wolfgang!
Avatar 4:58pm Wolfgang:

Found that a while ago, RevRabb- great record!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Doug Schulkind:

It's easier to name the recordings Ron Carter isn't on.
Avatar 4:59pm spodiodi:

greets, chresti (was eating lunch. sorry so slow)
hey, ngh, glad you're still on the mend

and just where is that ham? i've looked all over
Avatar 5:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Love hearing him talk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm chresiti:

Thank you for the wonderful show, Wolfgang!
Avatar 5:04pm northguineahills:

OT, for the win!
Avatar 5:05pm Sem:

Next to Dale, BIll is my favourite Evans.
Avatar 5:05pm northguineahills:

thanks spodiodi! It's weird when the ole' noggin won't snap into shape and come online....
Avatar 5:05pm Wolfgang:

Can't believe how many folks are still hangin.' So sweet! Getting close to the big finale. What a lovely way to spend an evening, as Frankie would say!! Hugzzz!!! LOVE this version of My Romance!!
Avatar 5:06pm Wolfgang:

Sem: heheh
Avatar 5:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'm into B-Days for one thing
...needed more Bill for another
...& there's plenty of it both diverse & of quality...
Avatar 5:08pm Wolfgang:

Big 'ol thanks again to Peter Keepnews, with a little help from Irene and Uncle Michael!!!!
Avatar 5:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thank You Peter Keepnews !
...also the friend who was most into Jazz whose coattails I kinda rode on for it loves Evans & Charlie Haden most...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm coelacanth∅:

been drifting in and out of range here, working - but heard the majority. i missed the whole first set though and at least a few minutes of the first rap with Peter, so i'll have to return at least for that.
Avatar 5:14pm spodiodi:

to Peter Keepnews, Irene, and Uncle Michael!
Avatar 5:15pm spodiodi:

hola coela
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm coelacanth∅:

Avatar 5:16pm northguineahills:

faved the episode for future chilling, awesome!
Avatar 5:17pm Wolfgang:

Nice, ngh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm coelacanth∅:

i was once "with" someone who held Mr. Evans (actually both Mr.Evanses) very close to her heart. i learned a lot from her but still much more today.
Avatar 5:19pm Wolfgang:

I second that, spodi, Revrabb and coel. With a lotta help from me friends, I say:
Gute Nacht, zusammen. Schlaf gut.
Avatar 5:20pm spodiodi:

schlaf gut, Wolfgang! thanks again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm coelacanth∅:

aw it's over already?!
Avatar 5:21pm Jeff Moore:

Grüß Gott, Wolfi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Wolfgang! Thanks Peter! Thanks Irene and Thanks Uncle M!
Thanks Mr.Evans!
Thanks Doug!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm WR:

Spectacular! Thank you thank you!
Avatar 5:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

On Piano Jazz :
Avatar 11:09am Listener Gregory:

Almost through the entire archive, but one correction. "Flamenco Sketches" by Frank Minion seems to be "All Blues." It seems to be listed on the album (i.e., discogs) as "Flamenco Sketeches (All Blues)," which is strange, as these are two very different songs from Kind of Blue.
Avatar 11:20am Listener Gregory:

Further research shows that the *album* lists the as Flamenco Sketches, so it seems that discogs added the parenthetical (All Blues) as a correction.
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