Personnel: Bill Evans (piano); Marc Johnson (bass); Joe LaBarbera (drums).
Producer: Yves Abiteboul.
Reissue producer: Helen Keane.
Recorded live at L'Espace Cardin, Paris, France on November 26, 1979. Originally released on Elektra Musician (60311). Includes liner notes by Burt Korall and Bill Evans.
Digitally remastered by Kurt Lundvall.
Personnel: Bill Evans (piano); Joe La Barbera (drums).
Recording information: Paris, France (11/26/1979); Radio France, L'Espace Cardin, Paris, France (11/26/1979).
Photographer: Alex Dutilh.
Bill Evans' death in 1980 ended the career of the most influential (along with McCoy Tyner) acoustic pianist in jazz of the previous 20 years. This second of two LPs features Evans, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Joe La Barbera closely interacting on four of the pianist's originals, Gary McFarland's "Gary's Theme" and Miles Davis' "Nardis." The music is sensitive and subtly exciting. Until the release of some later live sessions from 1980, this could be considered Bill Evans' final recording and serves as evidence that, rather than declining, he was showing a renewed vitality and enthusiasm in his last year. ~ Scott Yanow