Originally released in 1956 on Riverside Records “New Jazz Conceptions” was the landmark debut album by the legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans, marking the beginning of his distinguished career as a leading figure in the development of modern jazz. The album showcases Evans’ soon to be heralded distinctive approach to the piano, characterised by his lyrical touch, intricate harmonies, and inventive improvisations.
Featuring a mix of original compositions and standards, the trio format showcased on the album with drummer Paul Motian and bassist Teddy Kotick, allows for a delicate interplay between the instruments, highlighting Evans’ innovative use of voicing and his ability to create a profound emotional depth within the music.
“New Jazz Conceptions” remains a timeless and essential recording in the jazz canon, serving as a testament to Bill Evans’ artistry and his lasting impact on the world of jazz music.
Cut all valve on our 1965 Lyrec system in True Mono* directly from the original dedicated mono master tapes. No equalisation, compression or any other processing was added during the cutting process.
Sleeve made by hand with artwork authentically letter-pressed on a 1963 Heidelberg SB.
This edition of 345 copies is priced at £395.00 UK pounds. Order here.
*Where everything in the chain from the tape head, the tape pre-amplifier, the cutting amplifier and the dedicated mono cutter head is a single channel pathway: This early technology avoids phase issues (smearing of the sound) that is frequently encountered when cutting with todays dual” or “pseudo” mono cutting systems
Original master tapes.
ERC letter pressed proof and original sleeve.