Bill Evans’ classic “Everybody digs” gets the full valve ERC Stereo treatment courtesy of our uprated Ortofon vintage cutting system featuring bespoke letter pressed artwork unique to the Stereo release.
Recorded in December 1958 at Reeves Sound Studios, New York shortly after he left Miles Davis’ group, “Everybody Digs” was the second album to feature Bill Evans as lead. It acts as a reminder of Evans’ trio playing before the celebrated “Sunday At The Village Vanguard” (1961). Instead of near-equal interaction by all three trio members, a supportive team of drummer Philly Joe Jones and bassist Sam Jones provides a non-intrusive backdrop for the featured performer, whose inventions are cast into bolder relief than ever. The silent spaces in the ballads are stark, inviting the listener to supply the missing thought or feeling evoked by the pianist’s pure conceptions; the accompaniment on the up-tempo tunes is a non-obtrusive temporal flow, leaving the floor wide open to the graceful moves of the featured performer. Most memorable is the hauntingly beautiful “Peace Piece” which was to become the template for Miles Davis’s “Flamenco Sketches” and has since become Evans’ most famous historical composition.
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Original master tape (A side).
Original master tape (B side).
Front plate (Red section)
Front plate (black section).
ERC sleeve (front).
ERC sleeve (back).