Bill Evans – Waltz for Debby Japan LP with obi


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Free U.S. shipping!  A 1975 Japanese pressing of Waltz for Debby by the Bill Evans Trio, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Waltz for Debby by the Bill Evans Trio, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Waltz for Debby is a 1975 Japanese issue of an album that was originally released in 1962.

The cover is VG++ with no wear but with a couple of small corner dents.   The obi is M-.  The insert is included and is M-.

The disc is M-, with a few spindle marks on the side two label and only one on the side one label, but no marks on the vinyl.  It appears that the previous owner preferred to play side one only.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific (and great-sounding) jazz LP and an album that we rarely have in stock for very long.

Background: The Bill Evans Trio of the early 1960s is regarded as one of the most important groups in jazz history, though their time together was cut short by the untimely death of bassist Scott LaFaro in an auto accident. One of the trio’s last gigs was at the Village Vanguard in New York, and the recordings taken from those dates yielded two albums – Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby.

Waltz for Debby is one of those albums that managed to perfectly merge great performances with a great recording, and the album has long been a favorite of both jazz buffs and audiophiles. Original pressings are long out of print and sell for upwards of $1000, and they’re likely worth it. gave Waltz for Debby a 5 star review:

Recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1961, shortly before Scott LaFaro’s death, Waltz for Debby is the second album issued from that historic session, and the final one from that legendary trio that also contained drummer Paul Motian. While the Sunday at the Village Vanguard album focused on material where LaFaro soloed prominently, this is far more a portrait of the trio on those dates. …. Here Motian’s brushwork is delicate, flighty and elegant, and LaFaro controls the dynamic of the tune with his light as a feather pizzicato work and makes Evans’ deeply emotional statements swing effortlessly. Of the many recordings Evans issued, the two Vanguard dates and Explorations are the ultimate expressions of his legendary trio.


Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Riverside
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1975
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in