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"After the Vanguard: the Return of Bill Evans"

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I wasn't aware of Evans' appearance on that Dave Pike album, and I enjoyed the track, so I just ordered the import CD. Good show, and thanks for introducing me to some new music. :tup

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Vibes, hey, thanks, glad you liked the show. Part of my impetus for doing it was the sense that liner notes/Evans histories tend to have presented HOW MY HEART SINGS and MOONBEAMS as Evans' "return" to the studios and scene following LaFaro's death...but in fact he was back working as a sideman in late 1961 (as evidenced by the Murphy/Pike/first Herbie Mann sessions--in fact, that marks the first studio appearance of the "new" trio with Israels on bass), in addition to some solo club dates.

Evans discography for the early 1960s

Again, there was yet more material I wish I could've included, particularly the Mann/Evans recording of "I Love You" from Nov. 1961.

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I didn't know before who the model on the Moonbeams cover was...now I do. :)

It's even hanging on my wall! :)

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I didn't know before who the model on the Moonbeams cover was...now I do. :)

It's even hanging on my wall! :)

I give up. Who is it?

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Just google it like I did. :)

type in:

bill evans moonbeams cover model

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Oh, I can't wait for this show to hit the archive. Moon Beams and How My Heart Sings are my all-time favorite Evans albums; I like them more than the VV albums! I'm glad you chose "Very Early," David; that song is very heartbreaking.

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Just listened to it this morning. Probably one of the best shows ever, David. I forgot about "Ev'rything I Love." That song reminds me of a cool, sunny autumn day with the leaves falling in the late afternoon. Great selection of songs, too; glad to see a song from Tadd Dameron's MAGIC TOUCH, another favorite album!

That Dave Pike song sounded like Trane's "Impressions." ;)

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The Moonbeams cover girl in one of her first film parts, at around the same time...

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Hope you find it worthy of its subject, ES.

I'm listening to KOSU right now, and they seem to be a week ahead of schedule--airing "David Young: a Quiet Strength" instead.

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Thanks for bringing this one back up, David. My sentiments about this show haven't changed one bit, and am re-enjoying it all over again!

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Just listened to mark Murphy singing "Favorite Things" on the show. Does anyone else remember that the original Lp of RAH

had quite fine altered lyrics where he sings about Jazz and musicians--something about Trane of course and IIRC

"memories of Billie, the joy and the heart-ache". There was also also a funny version of "I'll be Seeing You" ("I'll be seeing you in all of the old familiar faces, of the horses at the races..etc".) I think the songs' publishers made him replace these with the original lyricss in later editions of the record.

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