Bill Evans top 5 albums !?

Which albums of Bill Evans are in your top 5?

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and one bonus album:

I left off the obvious choices… :smile:
… and there they are directly below, good taste BTW.

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I tried hard, but it’s an impossible task.

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And yours?

It’s like @pbphoto was reading my mind.

A rare day goes by that I don’t listen to at least one Bill Evans album.

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Let me add:

(With Jim Hall and the Jazz Messengers)

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1.Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz
2.Bill Evans Live At Art D’Lugoff’s Top Of The Gate
3.Bill Evans Evans In England
4.Bill-Evans Some Other Time The Lost Session From The Black Forest
5.Another Time The Hilversum Concert
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Today it is release 2 reel to reels of Bill Evans:

https://www.nativedsd.com/catalogue/physical-products/tapes/bill-evans-some-other-time-the-lost-session-from-the-black-forest-vol-1-tape/

https://elusivedisc.com/bill-evans-live-at-art-dlugoffs-top-of-the-gate-vol-1-master-quality-reel-to-reel-tape/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQCsA-1AbX8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=innDU9rCf0Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvX6ZG0jAYA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Di1Y_znmY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89pldd0pM2k

ps. amazing i found today this album when viewing resonacerecords channel in youtube :rofl: ( i didnt knew about this album before so i made update my list):

Bill Evans feat. Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette / Live at Ronnie Scott’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjCN8nMLEyY

Ps.2 all the dsd of 2xhd sound so great; i just can imagine how great the reel to reel should sound;
sound engineer René Laflamme, interesting guy is it him that makes the remasterings?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDwpPh5x6is

ps.3 reel to reel heaven :heart_eyes: :smile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F23R0zZdzsk

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Oh wow. You guys just made me want to go listen.

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All of the above!

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Yes as far as I read he does. The 2xHD Bill Evans are sourced from the DSD source, the Resonance LP‘s from hires or redbook source, the Lugoff from analog tape.

All in all, if those are your 6 favorites, I think you can expect even more magic to explore…in terms of music from Evans and especially sound quality, as I think you selected more or less the worst sounding available of his repertoire with the new Live at Ronnie Scott’s as one of the worst sounding LP‘s (or files) I ever heard (which without disrespect just means most others sound better).

If you buy some audiophile versions of several other records mentioned here (except the Everybody digs), you will not be disappointed to the least :wink:

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