Bill Evans discography

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The following is a listing of the jazz pianist Bill Evans' original albums. He recorded over 50 albums as a leader between 1956 and 1980 and also played as a sideman on nearly as many more. He broke new ground in many of his piano trio, duet and solo recordings. Several of those won or were nominated for Grammy Awards.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

Year of recording Album Notes Label
1956 New Jazz Conceptions Trio with Teddy Kotick (bass), Paul Motian (drums) Riverside
1958 Everybody Digs Bill Evans Trio with Sam Jones (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Riverside
1959 On Green Dolphin Street Trio with Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Milestone
1959 The Ivory Hunters Quartet with Bob Brookmeyer (piano), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d) United Artists
1959 Portrait in Jazz Trio with Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (d) Riverside
1961 Explorations Trio with Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (d) Riverside
1961 Sunday at the Village Vanguard Live - Trio with Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (d) Riverside
1961 Waltz for Debby Live - Trio with Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (d) Riverside
1961-62 Nirvana Herbie Mann (flute) and Bill Evans Trio with Chuck Israels (b), Paul Motian (d) Atlantic
1962 Undercurrent Duo with Jim Hall (guitar) United Artists
1962 Moon Beams Trio with Chuck Israels (b), Paul Motian (d) Riverside
1962 How My Heart Sings! Trio with Chuck Israels (b), Paul Motian (d) Riverside
1962 Interplay Quintet with Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Jim Hall (g), Percy Heath (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Riverside
1962 Empathy Trio with Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d) Verve
1962 Loose Blues Quintet with Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Jim Hall (g), Ron Carter (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Milestone
1963 The Solo Sessions, Vol. 1 Solo Milestone
1963 The Solo Sessions, Vol. 2 Solo Milestone
1963 The Gary McFarland Orchestra Orchestra with Special Guest Soloist: Bill Evans Verve
1963 Conversations with Myself Solo - Grammy Award winner Verve
1963 Plays the Theme from The V.I.P.s
and Other Great Songs
with orchestra conducted by Claus Ogerman MGM
1963 Time Remembered Live - Trio with Chuck Israels (b), Larry Bunker (d) Milestone
1963 At Shelly's Manne-Hole Live - Trio with Chuck Israels (b), Larry Bunker (d) Riverside
1964 Trio '64 Trio with Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (d) Verve
1964 Stan Getz & Bill Evans Quartet with Stan Getz (tenor sax), Richard Davis/Ron Carter (b), Elvin Jones (d) Verve
1964 Trio Live Live - Trio with Chuck Israels (b), Larry Bunker (d) Verve
1964 Waltz for Debby Singer Monica Zetterlund & trio with Chuck Israels (b), Larry Bunker (d) Philips
1965 Trio '65 Trio with Chuck Israels (b), Larry Bunker (d) Verve
1965 Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra Trio with Chuck Israels (b), Larry Bunker/Grady Tate (d). Orchestra conducted by Claus Ogerman Verve
1966 Bill Evans at Town Hall Live- Trio with Chuck Israels (b), Arnold Wise (d) Verve
1966 Intermodulation Duo with Jim Hall (g) Verve
1966 A Simple Matter of Conviction Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Shelly Manne (d) Verve
1967 Further Conversations with Myself Solo Verve
1967 California Here I Come Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Verve
1968 Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Jack DeJohnette (d) - Grammy Award winner Verve
1968 Bill Evans Alone Solo - Grammy Award winner Verve
1968 Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Resonance
1969 What's New Quartet with Jeremy Steig (flute), Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Verve
1969 Autumn Leaves Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Lotus
1969 Jazzhouse Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Milestone
1969 You're Gonna Hear From Me Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Milestone
1970 From Left to Right with orchestra conducted by Michael Leonard MGM
1969 Quiet Now Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Charly
1970 Montreux II Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) CTI
1971 The Bill Evans Album Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) - Grammy Award winner Columbia
1972 Living Time with George Russell Orchestra Columbia
1972 Momentum Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Limetree
1973 The Tokyo Concert Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Fantasy
1973-5 Eloquence Live and studio - Solo, and duo with Eddie Gomez (b) Fantasy
1973 Half Moon Bay Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Milestone
1974 Since We Met Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Fantasy
1974 Re: Person I Knew Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Fantasy
1974 Symbiosis Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d), and orchestra conducted by Claus Ogerman MPS
1974 But Beautiful Live - Stan Getz (tenor sax) and Bill Evans Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Milestone
1974 Blue in Green: The Concert in Canada Live - Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d) Milestone
1974 Intuition Duo with Eddie Gomez (b) Fantasy
1975 The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album with singer Tony Bennett Fantasy
1975 Montreux III Live - Duo with Eddie Gomez (b) Fantasy
1975 Alone Again Solo Fantasy
1976 Quintessence Quintet with Harold Land (tenor sax), Kenny Burrell (g), Ray Brown (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Fantasy
1976 Together Again with singer Tony Bennett Improv
1977 Crosscurrents Quintet with Lee Konitz (alto sax), Warne Marsh (tenor sax), Eddie Gomez (b), Eliot Zigmund (d) Fantasy
1977 I Will Say Goodbye Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Eliot Zigmund (d) - Grammy Award winner Fantasy
1977 You Must Believe in Spring Trio with Eddie Gomez (b), Eliot Zigmund (d) Warner Bros.
1978 Getting Sentimental Live - Trio with Michael Moore (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Milestone
1978 New Conversations Solo Warner Bros.
1979 Affinity Quintet with Toots Thielemans (harmonica), Larry Schneider (flute; alto & tenor sax), Marc Johnson (b), Eliot Zigmund (d) Warner Bros.
1979 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast: Special guest Bill Evans Fantasy
1979 We Will Meet Again Quintet with Tom Harrell (trumpet), Larry Schneider (soprano & tenor sax), Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (d) - Grammy Award winner Warner Bros.
1979 Homecoming Live - Trio with Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (d) Milestone
1979 The Paris Concert: Edition One Live - Trio with Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (d) Elektra Musician
1979 The Paris Concert: Edition Two Live - Trio with Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (d) Elektra Musician
1980 Turn Out the Stars:
The Final Village Vanguard Recordings
Live - Trio with Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (d) Nonesuch
1980 Letter to Evan Live - Trio with Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (d) Dreyfus
1980 Turn Out the Stars Live - Trio with Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (d) Dreyfus
1980 The Last Waltz: The Final Recordings Live - Trio with Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (d) Milestone
1980 Consecration: The Final Recordings Part 2 Live - Trio with Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (d) Milestone

Compilations[edit]

Year Album Notes Label
1977 The Second Trio Milestone
1982 The "Interplay" Sessions Milestone
1991 The Complete Riverside Recordings 12-CD box set Riverside
1995 The Best of Verve Verve
1996 The Complete Fantasy Recordings 9-CD box set Fantasy
1996 The Secret Sessions Recorded at the Village Vanguard 1966-1975 - 8-CD box set Milestone
1997 The Complete Bill Evans on Verve 18-CD box set Verve
1998 Piano Player From various sessions with various musicians recorded 1956-1971
Includes 6 duos with Eddie Gomez (b)
Columbia
2001 Bill Evans' Finest Hour Verve
2004 The Best of Bill Evans Various sessions and sources Riverside
2004 Bill Evans for Lovers Various sessions and sources Verve
2005 The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 3-CD box set Riverside
2005 We Will Meet Again - The Bill Evans Anthology 2-CD box set Warner Bros.
2009 The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings 2-CD box set Fantasy

As sideman[edit]

With Jerry Wald

  • Jerry Wald and his Orchestra (1953)
  • Listen to the Music of Jerry Wald (1955)

With Lucy Reed

  • The Singing Reed (1955)

With Dick Garcia

  • A Message from Garcia (1955)

With George Russell

With Tony Scott

  • The Touch of Tony Scott (1956)
  • The Complete Tony Scott (1956)
  • The Modern Art of Jazz (1957)
  • Free Blown Jazz (1957)
  • My Kind of Jazz (1957)
  • Golden Moments (1959)
  • I'll Remember (1959)
  • Sung Heroes (1959)

With Don Elliot

  • Tenderly: An Informal Session (1956-7)
  • The Eddie Costa Trio, Mat Mathews and Don Elliot at Newport (1957)
  • The Mello Sound of Don Elliot (1958)

With Joe Puma

  • Joe Puma Trio and Quartet (1957)

With Charles Mingus

With Jimmy Knepper

  • A Swinging Introduction to Jimmy Knepper (1957)

With Sahib Shihab

  • Jazz Sahib (1957)

With Pepper Adams

With Eddie Costa

With Helen Merrill

With Hal McKusick

  • Cross Section Saxes (1958)

With Miles Davis

With Michel Legrand

  • Legrand Jazz (1958)

With Cannonball Adderley

With Art Farmer

With Chet Baker

With Bill Potts

  • The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess (1959)

With Lee Konitz

  • Live at the Half Note (1959)
  • Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre (1959)
  • You and Lee (1959)

With Manny Albam/Teo Macero

  • Something New, Something Blue (1959)

With Warne Marsh

  • The Art of Improvising (1959)

With John Lewis

  • Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
  • Jazz Abstractions (1960) with Gunther Schuller & Jim Hall

With Frank Minion

  • The Soft Land of Make Believe (1960)

With Kai Winding

With Oliver Nelson

With Mark Murphy

With Dave Pike

  • Pikes Peak (1961)

With Tadd Dameron

With Benny Golson

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