Limited edition. Exclusive release for RECORD STORE DAY 2023
'Treasures' is a 3LP set of never-before-released live recordings by jazz piano icon Bill Evans insolo, trio and orchestral performances from the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, television and radio broadcasts in Denmark in the mid-to-late 1960s, 180g vinyl - triple gatefold sleeve.
An official Elemental Music release in collaboration with the Bill Evans Estate, 'Treasures' is a 'holy grail' discovery culled from the private collection of Norwegian jazz musician Ole Matthiessenand released for the very first time as a limited-edition 180-gram 3LP deluxe set. Highlights of the collection include trio performances from 1965 featuring legendary Danish jazz bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen; the only solo piano version of 'My Funny Valentine' by Evans known to exist; a 1966 orchestral suite performed with the Evans trio accompanied by the Danish Radio Big Bandconducted by trumpeter/arranger Palle Mikkelborg; and much more!
The beautifully designed triple gatefoldLP set showcases previously unpublished photos by Jan Perssonfrom Evans' Danish tours, as well as insightful liner notes by acclaimed author, journalist and Evans scholar, Marc Myers, plus interviews and statements from Danish drummer Alex Riel, music journalist, Danish producer and Evans discographer Peter Larsen, Palle Mikkelborg, Evans' longtime trio- mates - bassist Eddie Gomezand drummer Marty Morell, and pianists Ran Blakeand Matthew Shipp.
Tracks: Nardis / Quiet Now / Emily / Autumn Leaves / Nardis / Time
Remembered / In A Sentimental Mood / Detour Ahead / Stella By Starlight / Elsa /
Walkin' Up / Waltz For Debby / Treasures / My Bells / Time Remembered / Intro /
Epilogue / Come Rain Or Come Shine / Time Remembered / My Funny Valentine /
'round Midnight / Re: Person I Knew / Who Can I Turn To? / Time Remembered /
Very Early / I Should Care / Waltz For Debby / Beautiful Love / Someday My
Prince Will Come / Come Rain Or Come Shine