Midweek Music Moment: The Trinity

For reasons ranging from time and interest (or lack of either), it’s been more than a year since I’ve done one of these posts. And I have to admit that the topic of this one actually came up in late summer or early fall. But I’m hoping to resume this a bit, if only sporadically.


Midweek Music Moment: Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961, Bill Evans Trio

Today’s music moment comes about only because of today’s news. The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961, the outstanding performance by the Bill Evans Trio, is one of 25 new additions to the National Recording Registry.

In making the announcement, the Library of Congress said the five sets the trio performed on June 25, 1961, “are […]

Midweek Music Moment: Bill Evans

Usually, I try to use album releases and recording sessions as the basis for these features. But something struck we when I realized that September 15 was the anniversary of the death of jazz pianist Bill Evans. When he died in 1980, he was barely 51. That’s what struck me. With my birthday this week, […]

Midweek Music Moment: Kind of Blue, Miles Davis

If you hadn’t heard already — and you should have — Kind of Blue is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In fact, it was 50 years ago this week — March 2, 1959 — that the first of the two recording sessions that created the best selling jazz album of all time took place.


Two excellent jazz box sets

Thanks to my affiliation with Blogcritics, I’ve listened to a couple jazz box sets the last several weeks. Both are worthy enough to be considered for any jazz fan’s libarary.

The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961, Bill Evans Trio — On Sunday, June 15, 1961, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian […]