Artist: Bill Evans | Album: You Must Believe In Spring | Released: 1980/2011 | Quality: SACD-R ( DSD 64 2,8 MHz/1 Bit ) | Genre: Jazz, Bop
Recorded August 23-25, 1977. DSD remastering based on 24bit/192kHz PCM masters sourced from the U.S. Stereo.
This well-rounded set (released posthumously) features the highly influential pianist Bill Evans in a set of typically sensitive trio performances. With his longtime bassist Eddie Gomez & his drummer of the period, Eliot Zigmund, Evans explores such songs as вЂњWe Will Meet Again,вЂќ Jimmy RowlesвЂ™s classic вЂњThe PeacocksвЂќ & the вЂњTheme from M*A*S*H.вЂќ ItвЂ™s a solid example of the great pianistвЂ™s artistry.
SA-CD.net review by analogue September 2, 2011:
It amazes me that Bill EvansвЂ¦just a few short years from his death was playing better & more beautifully as he got older. This Shm-Sacd is a perfect example. In my opinion it ranks as what may be his best playing ever.
I consider this Warner disc to be a Dvd-Audio but I still give it 5 stars because both the music & the sound is awesome. It is so impressive how oneвЂ™s emotions change from the different note-structures Evans plays. Evans note selection is much more complex here.
A person can go through the gamut of his/her emotions pretty quickly listening to this album. Evans piano playing on this album is so musical & liquidвЂ¦how he can bunch notes together so suddenly & then play other tonal coloursвЂ¦.then slowing down the tempoвЂ¦.is truly amazing here.
This disc must be played very loudly & the sound is wonderful. Sonically this disc canвЂ™t compete with the other tape to DSD discs but it still impresses never the less.
The original album had 7 tracks but this Shm-Sacd has 10. The 3 bonus tracks are different in feel & donвЂ™t completely relate to the 1st 7 on the same emotional level but it does make for great listening & a longer playing time.
EvansвЂ¦вЂ¦hopelessly hooked on heroin & according to 1 friendвЂ¦. committing the longest suicide in history manages to achieve masterful piano artistry of the highest calbre. A TRUE ARTIST.
A truly great album and Shm-sacd.
(MWC made minimal spelling & grammar corrections in this review, so it reads a little better than originally written)
Tracklist: 01. B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine)
02. You Must Believe In Spring
03. GaryвЂ™s Theme
04. We Will Meet Again (For Harry)
05. The Peacocks
06. Sometime Ago
07. Theme From M*A*S*H
08. Without A Song
09. Freddie Freeloader
10. All Of You