Bill Evans – Moonbeams Japan LP with obi

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Free U.S. shipping!  A 1977 Japanese pressing of Moonbeams by the Bill Evans Trio, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Moonbeams by the Bill Evans Trio, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Moonbeams is a 1977 pressing on the Riverside label of an album that was originally released in 1962.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The two inserts are M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

A virtually perfect copy of a rare Bill Evans LP.

Background: Released in 1962, Moonbeams was the first album by the “new” Bill Evans Trio, which added bassist Chuck Israels after the untimely death of Scott La Faro the previous year.

Allmusic.com gave Moonbeams a 4 star review:

Moon Beams was the first recording Bill Evans made after the death of his musical right arm, bassist Scott LaFaro. Indeed, in LaFaro, Evans found a counterpart rather than a sideman, and the music they made together over four albums showed it. Bassist Chuck Israels from Cecil Taylor and Bud Powell’s bands took his place in the band with Evans and drummer Paul Motian and Evans recorded the only possible response to the loss of LaFaro — an album of ballads. The irony on this recording is that, despite material that was so natural for Evans to play, particularly with his trademark impressionistic sound collage style, is that other than as a sideman almost ten years before, he has never been more assertive than on Moon Beams. It is as if, with the death of LaFaro, Evans’ safety net was gone and he had to lead the trio alone. … Moon Beams was a startling return to the recording sphere and a major advancement in his development as a leader.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Riverside
Catalog Number:
SMJ-6175
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in