Bill Evans records his debut album as a leader : ‘New Jazz Conceptions’ (1956)

Bill Evans ‘ ‘New Jazz Conceptions’ is his debut album as a leader recorded on September 18 and 27, 1956 and released in 1956 on Riverside Records.

Track listing : 1.I Love You (Cole Porter) – 03:55 . 2.Five (Bill Evans) – 04:03 . 3.I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 01:39 . 4.Conception (George Shearing) – 04:47 . 5.Easy Living (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) – 03:53 . 6.Displacement (Bill Evans) – 02:36 . 7.Speak Low (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash) – 05:10 . 8.Waltz for Debby (Bill Evans, Gene Lees) – 01:20 . 9.Our Delight (Tadd Dameron) – 04:47 . 10.My Romance (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:01 .

Musicians : Bill Evans – Piano . Teddy Kotick – Bass . Paul Motian – Drums .

Production Produced by Bill Grauer, Orrin Keepnews . Jack Higgins – Engineer . Tamaki Beck – Mastering .

Package : Paul Bacon – Typography . Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes . Hank Parker – Photography . Francescha “Verve” Scott – Cover Design . Frank Scott – Cover Design .

Recorded on September 18 and 27, 1956 in New York City .

Released in 1956 on Riverside Records.

Bill Evans


All About Jaz
Those who have those classics already will most likely be satisfied but not overly impressed with Evans’ first record. However, they won’t be surprised to find that Evans was already ahead of most of his peers, even at this early stage. […]

showmeyourriffs @ RateYourMusic
Given Bill Evans‘ consistently outstanding back catalogue, his first album cannot even be considered one of the top ten, still I find New Jazz Conceptions fairly interesting, as it gives us a great opportunity to look at an exceptional artist seeking his identity, trying out a variety of styles and, well, rocking like there’s no tomorrow. Good times. […]

Bill Evans‘ debut as a leader found the 27-year-old pianist already sounding much different than the usual Bud Powell-influenced keyboardists of the time. […]


Bill Evans ‘ ‘New Jazz Conceptions’



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