Bill Evans - Moon Beams (1962 Album)

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Moon Beams is a 1962 album by jazz musician Bill Evans, and the first trio album recorded by Evans after the death of Scott LaFaro. With Chuck Israels on bass taking the place of LaFaro, Evans recorded several songs during these May and June 1962 sessions. Moon Beams contains a collection of ballads recorded during this period. The more uptempo tunes were put on How My Heart Sings!. In 2012, it was released a new remastered edition which includes three previously unreleased alternate takes.
Personnel: Bill Evans (p) Chuck Israels (b) Paul Motian (dr)
Released: Mid December 1962
Recorded: May 17, 1962 (#5,9) May 29, 1962 (#1, 8) June 2, 1962 (#2-4, 6-7) June 5, 1962 (#10-11)
Label: Riverside RLP-428
Producer: Orrin Keepnews
"Re: Person I Knew" (Bill Evans)
"Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
"I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
"Stairway to the Stars" (Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish)
"If You Could See Me Now" (Tadd Dameron)
"It Might as Well Be Spring" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
"In Love in Vain" (Leo Robin, Jerome Kern)
"Very Early" (Bill Evans)
Writing for Allmusic, music critic Thom Jurek wrote of the album "...selections are so well paced and sequenced the record feels like a dream... Moonbeams was a startling return to the recording sphere and a major advancement in his development as a leader."

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Yejun Lee
Yejun Lee День тому
I think i’m in the right place
LUBIAN F-R
LUBIAN F-R 4 дні тому
P r e c i o s o A l b u m
cookaboorra
cookaboorra 6 днів тому
In Love In Vain has the BEST outtro ever.
baby facade
baby facade 6 днів тому
beautifully mellow
pgroove211
pgroove211 13 днів тому
☕........
TIMOTHY SHIELDS
TIMOTHY SHIELDS 17 днів тому
Great post . I just purchase Ed the album on apple store.
20alphabet
20alphabet 17 днів тому
Lounge music at it's best. Maroon diamond tuck leather booths adjacent to a bar, the waiter bringing a coupla Porterhouse steaks and a huge baked potato with each... miss you Monty's in Pasadena.
Ephraim Roth
Ephraim Roth 18 днів тому
Any other jazz pianists here? Better practice up, guys lol.
white blood cell
white blood cell 21 день тому
39:01
JJ Smith
JJ Smith 21 день тому
The skinny tank microbiologically print because hill untypically train except a purple fur. well-off, ratty fender
Hombre Depresivo y Suicida
Hombre Depresivo y Suicida 22 дні тому
I really enjoyed this album between 1 and 2 in the morning.
ken morley
ken morley 23 дні тому
Smashing stuff !
mar sag
mar sag 23 дні тому
fun fact: "Re: Person I Knew" is the anagram of Bill's producer Orrin Keepnews, as the piece is dedicated to him!
Elaine Losee
Elaine Losee 23 дні тому
Just what I'm doing. Thank you, for sharing ❤ 😊 🙏 😘 ☺ have a greatest year.
Andrès de la Fuente
Andrès de la Fuente 25 днів тому
Happy year 2021 BillEvansArchive!!! Thanks you!! Good life!!!
Sumwun Yumaynotno
Sumwun Yumaynotno 25 днів тому
Too bad the piano is out of tune.
Lionel Legros
Lionel Legros Місяць тому
S'il n'en restait qu'un, ce serait lui.... et pourtant combien d'autres sont merveilleux,
mr_tulip
mr_tulip Місяць тому
A good one for Boxing Day hangovers, this album. (˘◡˘)
lottie rose
lottie rose Місяць тому
superior use of space,
Guilherme Araujo
Guilherme Araujo Місяць тому
I can't beat this.
voru123
voru123 Місяць тому
schön
Mrs.Oliva
Mrs.Oliva Місяць тому
Nico ? (Model).
Mu Tra
Mu Tra Місяць тому
Like si veniste a jalartela.
maria ramirez
maria ramirez Місяць тому
Wow this album took me to a time I didn’t know before. I felt like walking into Starbucks for the first time. When the music was featured and fresh 🥺 I’m just amazed
Lee Gee
Lee Gee Місяць тому
@hank I 'member!
hank
hank Місяць тому
@23trillionskidoo They played jazz albums and showed them on a video screen. Also sold them at the counter.
23trillionskidoo
23trillionskidoo Місяць тому
lolwut??? Starbucks? music featured and fresh??
Promo
Promo Місяць тому
But what would have happened if his Ukrainian mother Maria Soroka had not sent him to music school ...
Charles van der Hoog
Charles van der Hoog Місяць тому
It is wonderful but in hindsight it is clear that jazz was in a deadend street. We now listen to this as 'cocktail piano' or 'lounge music' or 'restaurant music', i.e. music without ambition. But in 1962 with Evans, it was meant as ambitious, but it was only perfect and perfect is not enough. You need to put this in context. In 1962, something was going on but people like Evans did not know what is was. For some years now, some tried to get out of this deadend street, like Dave Brubeck. But it took Herbie Hancock to get a new way of making music. In 1962 we had Watermelon Man, still in the style of Miles Davis, ukposts.info/have/v-deo/p4BeqnpriplyqHU.html, but only in 1973 we got the breakthrough: ukposts.info/have/v-deo/bJKbhKJ5emqZwGw.html . Unfortunately, by then, jazz had lost all of its significance.
ВЛАДЛЕН Суровцев
ВЛАДЛЕН Суровцев Місяць тому
От Эванса крыша всегда улетает))))
bui Chau
bui Chau Місяць тому
Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx.
Jon Stein
Jon Stein Місяць тому
never heard this album before and, as an enthusiastic jazz pianist myself, I thought I knew a lot of Bill's work. What a treat - and thanks for posting!
Al Ma
Al Ma Місяць тому
Pls don't talk about Bill saying he gives "Relax". Bill does not give relax, but Big Soul movements.
Giacomo
Giacomo Місяць тому
Music is meant to be subjective. I, too, listen to Bill whenever I want to explore my feelings with the unique depth he is capable of giving, but it's not bad if someone else wants to listen to his music with the intent of relaxing. We should stop complaining about the interpretation of art, or about the preferences of others. Just experience and spread music, that's what brings good to all
playandteach
playandteach Місяць тому
I think there are different interpretations of relax. It doesn't mean that it is lift music necessarily, maybe just that the person has found their home moment - like the bottom of a wine glass can mean different things for different people.
piotr.t
piotr.t Місяць тому
👍
Francesca S.
Francesca S. Місяць тому
Feels so good on a dark dark day
Tranhoang Ngochan
Tranhoang Ngochan Місяць тому
I love this movie.
Ca Tra
Ca Tra Місяць тому
Iya ya Allah.
William Cox
William Cox Місяць тому
Sublime. I am fortunate to be friends with Pittsburgh piano prodigy, Frank Cunimondo. When I asked which pianists he listened to, Bill Evans and Chick Corea were the first names that emerged from his expert mind.
William Cox
William Cox Місяць тому
Not the only ones, of course. ;-)
Ed Preston
Ed Preston Місяць тому
Bill Evans was a musical genius. We will never see the likes of him again.
gex
gex Місяць тому
lmao some up and coming rapper bouta be like “I’m the next Bill Evans 😈🙌🏼🙌🏼”
meh
meh Місяць тому
lovely
Than Ban
Than Ban Місяць тому
The poor doggie had to suffer and watch dis XD.
Ca Tra
Ca Tra Місяць тому
A la verga.
Gam Ban
Gam Ban Місяць тому
ya allah plz forgive me stop watching this.
Tanh Ngu
Tanh Ngu Місяць тому
Ingat.... Ada allah....
Dau Ziu
Dau Ziu Місяць тому
Fantastic.
Positive Manifestation
Positive Manifestation Місяць тому
Love From Saginaw MI
Ien Hoa
Ien Hoa Місяць тому
xxxx
Tam Tan
Tam Tan Місяць тому
Yang milih allah like 800 ya yang milih dajal abaikan saja.
Moi Mo
Moi Mo Місяць тому
ya allah plz forgive me stop watching this.
Tanh Ngu
Tanh Ngu Місяць тому
Yang milih allah like 40000 ya.
Victor Manuel Padilla
Victor Manuel Padilla Місяць тому
Bill Evans fue un excelente pianista legendario de la Música del Jazz. Su técnica es depurada y sofisticada con su armonía genial. Sus melodías son maravillosas y altamente sensibles. Relajante sin igual en comparación con otros pianistas contemporáneos de su época...
Nang Moi
Nang Moi Місяць тому
Wow.
Boi Gan
Boi Gan Місяць тому
Maaf ya allah hamba liat ini.
Same Old Fit Up - Wahrheit Politische Verfolgung
Same Old Fit Up - Wahrheit Politische Verfolgung Місяць тому
“Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going?”― Tennessee Williams............................
ennikleinad
ennikleinad 18 днів тому
Enjoy the beautiful moment
KSarah Sarah
KSarah Sarah 25 днів тому
@Sameoldfitup Actually, yes...
Lien Khang
Lien Khang Місяць тому
Very nice….
Lan Kien
Lan Kien Місяць тому
Fantastic.
Teno Fit
Teno Fit Місяць тому
Wow.
Vau Bao
Vau Bao Місяць тому
MY SЕХ LOVE.
Questo non è un canale di cucina
Questo non è un canale di cucina Місяць тому
Couch, glass of whisky, warm lamps lights and a woman to the other side, still dressed, but already naked for you.
ryu sunf
ryu sunf Місяць тому
< The Great Warning> My child, just as I gave the angels a free will I also give My people a free will. The time is soon coming when all will be brought to their knees. When you see your soul you will see all the beauty and goodness that I see. When you see your soul you will see all that was not pleasing to Me. You must love even your worst enemy. You must not try to hurt those that have hurt you. When you see your soul you will see all the hurtful things and wrong choices you have made. You will know what I want of you and those who choose not to change their ways will see their punishment. There will be many who will not truly believe in Me even after they see their soul. Many will still reject Me. Do not waste this time, My people, for there are many that have gone before you and have not had this opportunity to repent and change their ways. You do not know the day or the hour when you will have to stand before Me. I am preparing you now. You must go and repent and live the Gospel messages. You must witness My love to your brothers and sisters for you do not know the state of their soul. You must not fear these words I give you for if you fear that is one more soul that could have been saved. I will protect you, dear child, but you must learn to trust in Me. You must turn all fear and worries over to Me for you cannot walk this path alone. Go forth and spread these messages. Tell My people that all will be done according to My will. Tell My people that the hour is truly at hand. Remember to trust in Me and continue to look to your heavenly Mother for she and I are here to assist you. Now go forth and have peace. 5/27/03 3:16 PM www.wordsfromjesus.com
ricardo moyano
ricardo moyano Місяць тому
bill evans, master.
ricardo moyano
ricardo moyano Місяць тому
@Andreas Delleske all the best !
Andreas Delleske
Andreas Delleske Місяць тому
@ricardo moyano You too, thanks! For me it's easy to isolate and my job is not in question :) all the best!
ricardo moyano
ricardo moyano Місяць тому
@Andreas Delleske fortunately bill evans genius was beyond... best wishes and keep safe, andreas
Andreas Delleske
Andreas Delleske Місяць тому
@ricardo moyano I absolutely enjoy it too, it's just sad that he didn't get the appreciation he deserved, sadly not even in the studio.
ricardo moyano
ricardo moyano Місяць тому
I do not have your extraordinary ears...I just listen the beauty of the music, notes out of tune do not disturb me ...
Hu Nam
Hu Nam Місяць тому
Yang milih allah like 40000 ya.
Day No
Day No Місяць тому
Love you.
Thu Thuy
Thu Thuy Місяць тому
Maaf ya allah hamba liat ini.
Robert Manno
Robert Manno Місяць тому
Love this...had it as an LP way back when. I'm still bothered by the out of tune and somewhat "dead" upper register of the piano. I still remain surprised Evans didn't have a technician at the session. Coming as it did about a year after Scott LaFaro's shocking death, and with Chuck Israels as a newcomer to the trio, I wonder if Evans was still experiencing some loss and depression.
Levi Griffin
Levi Griffin Місяць тому
I feel like it's more natural with the dead sounding piano. He didn't give a damn if it was a pinch too sharp or flat, he just wanted to play.
stu sis
stu sis Місяць тому
#2020
Ta Von
Ta Von Місяць тому
Yang pilih Allah like yang pilih Dajjal abaikan.
Nang Moi
Nang Moi Місяць тому
XXXXX
Tre Let
Tre Let Місяць тому
Superb.
Nam Van
Nam Van Місяць тому
0:22xx
Ksipsifsi Yihfrsi
Ksipsifsi Yihfrsi Місяць тому
Pongan más videos de porno es lo que más estusiasma.
Xuon Mai
Xuon Mai Місяць тому
MY SЕХ LOVE.
Lon Thau
Lon Thau Місяць тому
Superb.
Nang Moi
Nang Moi Місяць тому
I love u girl
Tim Trai
Tim Trai Місяць тому
Superb.
Cris Cyborg TV
Cris Cyborg TV Місяць тому
1:02c.
Phamnguyen Phat
Phamnguyen Phat Місяць тому
I love this movie.
Aio 1
Aio 1 Місяць тому
Hearing this for the first time. You heard me. The first time. It reminds me that there's a world of music I have yet to hear. I love all kinds of music in many styles. I grew up hearing a lot of jazz. Chick Corea, SAtchmo, Thelonius Monk. I cut my teeth on Metal. Listened to tons of classical, samba, bossa nova, blue grass. So much music and I haven't even scratched the surface yet. I need more time to explore. 100 years is not long enough. I want to hear and listen to and appreciate all the music.
i4Ni
i4Ni Місяць тому
@Sergio Soto sorry Kernal Soto
Sergio Soto
Sergio Soto Місяць тому
@i4Ni :)
Sergio Soto
Sergio Soto Місяць тому
@i4Ni ay dont telll him to calm down. let em feel
i4Ni
i4Ni Місяць тому
aye calm down my friend, I hear you, and im still listening
Rai Zue
Rai Zue Місяць тому
Perfect.
Jsiesiaao Eojkesi
Jsiesiaao Eojkesi Місяць тому
I love u girl
Gerard Ligonde
Gerard Ligonde Місяць тому
There is no one like Bill Evans and never will be. What he contributed to the world of jazz piano with his lyrical sensibilities changed the essence of the modern jazz trio forever. I met him once on his break at the Village Gate on Bleeker Street, NYC. I just walked over to the table where he was sitting alone, and told him how his music had changed my life for the better. He seemed surprised and happy to hear it. And to my amazement, he offered me his hand to shake, which I did...gently.. A memorable moment for sure. I'm in my 70s now and I still listen to his music. It can transport one's soul if we allow it. God bless him.
Nguyenngoc Phucgiang
Nguyenngoc Phucgiang Місяць тому
0:33x.
Patrick Rivière
Patrick Rivière Місяць тому
Un maître pour l'éternité ! Michel Legrand avait composé un concerto pour piano et orchestre ; il aurait bien aimé qu'il soit interprete par Bill Evans. Imaginons qu'ils se sont rencontrés dans les étoiles... Au cafe Laurent, rue dauphine à Paris, le trio de Christian Brenner fait revivre sa musique. A suivre...
Lon Thau
Lon Thau Місяць тому
The poor doggie had to suffer and watch dis XD.
J S
J S Місяць тому
u tha doggie
Ordinary G33K
Ordinary G33K 2 місяці тому
One of my all-time favorite albums! Thank you for posting!
Franck Avitabile
Franck Avitabile 2 місяці тому
a great album for a great trio
Yen Ban
Yen Ban 2 місяці тому
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
fosbury68
fosbury68 2 місяці тому
Just before the Covid lockdown I saw/heard Chuck Israels playing in a small club in Portland, OR. Still playing beautifully.
Tanh Ngu
Tanh Ngu 2 місяці тому
Poor dog I liked my own commet how sad.
Greg Giacona
Greg Giacona 2 місяці тому
Bill Evans--greatest jazz pianist ever!
Tom Stage
Tom Stage Місяць тому
Greg - Yes, I get it's your opinion. I was just sharing mine. =O) I totally agree with you on Bill being way under-recognized and appreciated. While I have known of Bill Evans for many years, sadly - it hasn't been until recently that I've come to actually listen to his recordings. I started with his Solo Sessions I & II and have branched out from there - e.g. his trio recordings with Eddie Gomez on bass. I am/was a trombonist by training but really love a good jazz piano trio. I think what I've come to appreciate the most about Bill is his chord "choices", which is most apparent on his solo recordings. It takes a standard like "When I Fall in Love" and elevates it to a whole different level. That's what made him a great "innovator" - as you put it - in jazz.
Greg Giacona
Greg Giacona Місяць тому
@Tom Stage Hey--it's my opinion---OK? I'm a professional working jazz pianist who has heard and played arrangements by almost all the pianists you named--they are all incredible, but in my educated opinion, Bill sits atop the mountain, for all he brought to the art of jazz piano---he was an innovator and original voice in the jazz world. In my opinion he's wayyyy under-recognized for his contributions.
Tom Stage
Tom Stage Місяць тому
Great? - Absolutely! Greatest??? I think it's somewhat pointless to label any one jazz pianist "greatest" because there are/were so many great ones: Art Tatum, George Shearing, Marian McPartland, Oscar Peterson, Ray Bryant, Nat King Cole - to name a few. And every one of them had their own particular style of playing and improvising. The way Oscar improvises is totally different than Bill. However, I can enjoy and appreciate them both equally.
catherine seguin
catherine seguin 2 місяці тому
A chaque fois que je l'écoute, je rentre dans un autre monde, magique, gracieux, délicat; je ne veux plus en sortir...
Salamander676
Salamander676 2 місяці тому
Cover her lips and the photo looks like an illustration of a mustached man with an oddly shaped head. The shadows create what looks like hair on top of his head. Her eyes create his mouth and mustache above the nose Her features paint an optical and it took me a second to see
hueseph
hueseph 2 місяці тому
Hearing this for the first time. You heard me. The first time. It reminds me that there's a world of music I have yet to hear. I love all kinds of music in many styles. I grew up hearing a lot of jazz. Chick Corea, SAtchmo, Thelonius Monk. I cut my teeth on Metal. Listened to tons of classical, samba, bossa nova, blue grass. So much music and I haven't even scratched the surface yet. I need more time to explore. 100 years is not long enough. I want to hear and listen to and appreciate all the music.
Just Thinking
Just Thinking 2 місяці тому
Beautiful!
송만개
송만개 2 місяці тому
nice
David Akers
David Akers 2 місяці тому
cardio burns fat
living here
living here 2 місяці тому
You can hear every detail. Very relaxing
Scott Wallace
Scott Wallace 2 місяці тому
The quintessence of cool.
Douglas MacLean
Douglas MacLean 2 місяці тому
... great snowfall music ...
O.D. Jones
O.D. Jones 2 місяці тому
It's Nico on the LP cover, didn't check the 3hundred plus comments to see if anyone else noted this %^)....as well as some of Bill Evans best playing...
Nathan Ayers
Nathan Ayers 2 місяці тому
This is rainy day jazz. Just relaxing at home while a gentle rain washes the grime from the city streets. Growing up in Brooklyn I spent a lot of rainy days listening to the local jazz station. No other music could complement that rainy day mood like jazz.
代打桑野
代打桑野 2 місяці тому
Many jazz albums with jacket of a beautiful lady are masterpieces. This is one of them. It's a masterpiece and Nico is beautiful.
Quinn W. Johnson
Quinn W. Johnson 2 місяці тому
Has anyone else heard similarities in Vince Guaraldi and Bill Evans?
m a cummings
m a cummings 2 місяці тому
Please don’t. All I can do is urge you to keep listening - to Bill, please. You’ll figure this out.
breaderer
breaderer 2 місяці тому
Absolutely. This album makes a great compliment to the vince guraldi trio peanuts xmas album. Both are excellent pianists
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