Bill Evans – Waltz For Debby

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(200 Gram Clarity Vinyl) – UHQR (Ultra High Quality Record) 2LP 200g 45rpm Vinyl Deluxe Limited Edition Box set. Pre-order now due Late July 2024

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Bill Evans – Waltz For Debby

Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby

The fourth and final album by one of the most influential groups in jazz history, the Bill Evans Trio album Waltz For Debby was originally released in 1962 as a companion to Sunday At The Village Vanguard.

It captures the mesmerising and intimate live performances of Evans and his trio at the Village Vanguard in New York City.

The album showcases Evans’ unique approach to jazz piano, characterised by delicate touch, introspective improvisation, and profound musicality.

The title track, “Waltz for Debby,” serves as the centrepiece of the album.

It is a hauntingly beautiful composition penned by Evans himself as a tribute to his niece, Debby.

The waltz unfolds with a graceful and melancholic melody, carried by Evans’ masterful piano playing.

Throughout the album, Evans and his trio venture into other classic jazz standards, including “My Foolish Heart,” “Detour Ahead,” and “Milestones.”

With each performance, they delve deep into the heart of the music, exploring its nuances and improvising with a profound sense of lyricism.

Evans’ introspective style shines through, as he delicately navigates the harmonies, unveiling layers of emotion and introspection.

The beauty of “Waltz for Debby” lies not only in the musicianship but also in the intimate atmosphere it creates.

The live recording captures the ambiance of the Village Vanguard, with the audience’s presence adding an extra dimension to the music.

The subtle clinks of glasses, the occasional applause, and the hushed whispers become a part of the experience, enhancing the authenticity and charm of the album.

Now Analogue Productions, the audiophile in-house reissue label of Acoustic Sounds, Inc., together with Quality Record Pressings, is creating the definitive Waltz For Debby reissue: the Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR) pressed on Clarity Vinyl with attention paid to every single detail of this one-of-a-kind reissue.

Four glorious sides of 200-gram Clarity Vinyl from QRP, the world’s best pressing plant.

Cut at 45 RPM to reduce distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately.

UHQRs from Analogue Productions are the gold-standard in premium vinyl releases, with attention paid to every single detail.

The proprietary vinyl compound enhances the sound quality, offering improved dynamics, detail, and tonal accuracy.

The heavier vinyl minimises resonance and warping, providing a stable and flat playing surface.

And great care is taken to eliminate any surface noise or imperfections throughout the manufacturing process.

Overall, UHQR Clarity Vinyl from Analogue Productions is a sought-after format among audiophiles and collectors who value the highest possible audio fidelity from their vinyl records.

Waltz for Debby stands as a testament to Bill Evans’ genius as a pianist and composer.

It is a profound and evocative exploration of melody, harmony, and improvisation, revealing the depths of emotion and the artistry that Evans brought to his music.

The album remains a beloved gem in the jazz canon, cherished by fans and musicians alike for its timeless beauty and the lasting impact it has had on the genre.

Track List: Bill Evans – Waltz For Debby

Side 1

1. My Foolish Heart (4:56)

2. Waltz For Debby (6:54)

Side 2

1. Detour Ahead (7:35)

Side 3

1. My Romance (7:11)

Side 4

1. Some Other Time (5:02)

2. Milestones (6:37)

 

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Analogue Productions

Analogue Productions It was in 1992 that Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem reissued his first Analogue Productions title, Virgil Thompson's The Plow That Broke The Plains, originally on Vanguard. Analogue Productions began as a vehicle for Kassem to license his favorite all-time recordings and reissue them as remastered and as a superior version to the original release. Since its inception AP has reissued hundreds of titles, ranging from classical to folk, pop, rock, blues and jazz. Included in the many highlights of Analogue Productions' history are the Fantasy 45 Jazz Reissues, the Blue Note Reissues, and premium box sets of the music of such legendary acts as The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nat "King" Cole and Norah Jones. True to its name, Analogue Productions works with the original analogue master tapes - more than any other reissue label! The result is superior sound - richer, warmer and more lifelike, than digital.

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