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Bill Evans - Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate Vol. 2

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Listen to rare, previously unheard recordings by legendary pianist Bill Evans thanks to the investigative work of Resonance Records. Live at Art...

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Listen to rare, previously unheard recordings by legendary pianist Bill Evans thanks to the investigative work of Resonance Records. Live at Art D’Lugoff’s Top of the Gate Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 captures two complete sets of the Bill Evans trio with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell on October 23, 1968, at Art D’Lugoff’s legendary Village Gate club in New York City. It’s the only Evans recording released from The Village Gate.

The trio had been together only for several weeks when these recordings were made. While they provide admirable support, particularly Gomez, whose playing was always strongly simpatico with Evans's vision the leader's playing remains a wonder to behold. The quality of the ideas that flowed from his brain to his hands is unmatched in the history of jazz piano. Never the flashiest nor the loudest player, Evans had a quiet grace and an exquisite impressionistic touch that to this day remains unequalled.

You’re about to be transported on October 23, 1968, to Greenwich Village in New York City.

Jazz in the 1960s was one of the music’s greatest eras, and thanks to a gentleman named George Klabin, we have this important document of one of its leading talents. George was only 22 years old at the time, full of passion and engineering skill, when he took advantage of an offer by Evan’s longtime manager, Helen Keane, to record Bill’s new trio.

George aired these two fully recorded sets of music one time on his radio show on Columbia University’s WKCR-FM and these tapes have been stored away all these years until now.

Album: Bill Evans - Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate Volume II
Label: 2xHD - 2XHDRE-V1241
Format: 2 x Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, 200gr
Country: Canada
Released: December 2023
Genre: Jazz
Style: Post Bop, Modal, Cool Jazz

Piano – Bill Evans
Bass – Eddie Gomez
Drums – Marty Morell
Engineer [Sound Restoration] – Fran Gala, George Klabin

Recorded At Top of The Gate - Top of The Gate upstairs performance room of the Village Gate from 1964 to 1994. The Village Gate was a nightclub at the corner of Thompson and Bleecker Streets in Greenwich Village, New York City. Founded in 1958 by brothers Art D'Lugoff & Burt D'Lugoff. The Top of The Gate room was added in 1964. The Village Gate closed its Greenwich Village location in February 1994. The Village Gate name was again used in 1996 at 240 West 52nd Street until 1997.

Recorded October 23, 1968, Greenwich Village, NYC by George Klabin.

This is the only Bill Evans recording from The Village Gate ever released, offering listeners a table at the front of the stage for a stellar performance by one of jazz's greatest trios. The lineup that night consisted of three musicians in their prime: Evans, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Marty Morell. Recorded by George Klabin with an analogue tube console.

LP Feature: 

  • AAA Audiophile 200g 45rpm Double LP Record
  • Sourced from First Generation Analogue Recordings without Any Digital Corruption!
  • 2xHD Mastering on Nagra Equipment by René Laflamme
  • Informative Booklet

The 45rpm double disc Audiophile Analog Collection features a variety of recordings from the world of movies, blues, percussion ensembles, world music and jazz. This is part of a special series of compilations of analogue audiophile recordings at their best, with emphasis on execution and great sound.

The 2xHD Fusion Mastering System is an innovation in audio restoration for virtual audio reality. In the constant evolution of its proprietary mastering process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD Fusion, integrating the finest state-of-the-art analogue Nagra-T tape recorder modified with high-end tube playback technology, wired with OCC silver cable for better transparency and 3D imaging.

2xHD Vinyl is sourced from first-generation analogue recordings without any digital corruption. The cutting is done at Bernie Grundman Mastering Lab on tube cutting equipment.

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Bill Evans - Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate Vol. 2

$142.15 $168.00