This discography represents almost all of the known recording career of jazz pianist Bill Evans, including his own sessions as a leader and those for which he was a sideman on the date. NOTE: This catalog/database was not created by The Bill Evans Webpages. It was made freely available for use on the Web as an educational resource, and we offer it as such to our site visitors. Though we are not responsible for its accuracy, we are going through it periodically, to to check for errors and needed additions We appreciate your emailing us, should you notice any corrections that can be made. Thank you.

Since first featuring this cataloged discography, several Bill Evans fans have written as to why certain "bootlegs" are not included. Quite simply, these listings are primarily made up "offically" released albums; though some bootlegs do appear in the original. However, bootleg albums are, of course, quite variable and are different in content and appearance in different countries. It would not be reasonable, efficient , equitable or even possible to include more of them. We have since added some releases not present in the original manuscript, such as "Homecoming", "Half Moon Bay" and "Tenderly" with Don Elliott. CD box sets are COMPILATIONS of previously listed material (for the most part) and are featured elsewhere in this website. Complete discographies of everything ever recorded, such as that based on the extensive work of Peter Larson back in the 80s, may be avaulable elsewhee on the Web.

(Our thanks to Evans aficiandos Eric Min-Tung, Bruce Brannigan and Kazuhiro Goda for updating assistance and information.)


PART 1 - 1954 through 1960 PART TWO: 1961 - 1970 PART THREE: 1971 - 1980

1954

Jerry Wald and His Orchestra   (MGM/Lion L 70014)
Jerry Wald (cl, cond) Bill Evans (p) Al Cohn (arr) orchestra
NYC, 1954

* I Love Paris, My Love My Love, Many Times, Ebb Tide, Changing Partners, Rags to Riches, You Alone, The Moon Is Blue

1955

The Singin' Reed / Lucy Reed   (Fantasy LP 3212)
Bill Evans (p) Howard Collins (g) Bob Carter (b) Sol Gubin (d) Lucy Reed (vo)
NYC, spring 1955

* Inch Love, My Love Is a Wanderer, Because We're Kids, It's All Right with Me, There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York, It's a Lazy Afternoon, Out of This World, Little Girl Blue, Fools Fall in Love, Flyin' Down to Rio, You May Not Love Me, My Time of Day, Baltimore Oriole, No Moon at All, Tabby the Cat, That's How I Love the Blues

A Message from Garcia / Dick Garcia   (Dawn DLP 1106)
Bill Evans (p) Dick Garcia (g) Jerry Bruno (b) Camille Morin (d)
NYC, 1955

* Kimona My House, Every Night About This Time, Like Someone in Love

Valley of the Redwoods / Jerry Wald   (Kapp K 173X)
Jerry Wald (cl, cond) Eddie Costa (vib) Bill Evans (p) unknown (g) unknown (b) Paul Motian (d) strings
same location, date

* Dancing Castanets, Valley of the Redwoods

Franchman's Creek / Jerry Wald   (Kapp K 212X)
same session

* Franchman's Creek, Mesa Verde

Listen to the Music of Jerry Wald   (Kapp KL 1043)
same session

* Who Cares?, If I Had You, Mad About the Boy, Dancing on the Celing, Lucky to Be Me, Three Little Words, Love for Sale, I've Got a Crush on You, You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me, Gloomy Sunday, Little Girl Blue, Maybe

1956

Jazz Workshop / George Russell   (RCA Victor LPM 1372)
Art Farmer (tp) Hal McKusick (fl, as) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Milt Hinton (b) Joe Harris (d)
NYC, Mar. 31, 1956

* Ezz-thetic, Jack's Blues, Ye Hypocrite Ye Belzebub, Livingstone I Presume
Paul Motian (d) replaces Harris
NYC, Oct. 17, 1956

* Round Johnny Rondo, Night Sound, Concerto for Billy the Kid, Witch Hunt
Art Farmer (tp) Hal McKusick (fl, as) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Teddy Kotick (b) Osie Johnson (d) Osie Johnson (woodblock) George Russell (chromatic drums)
NYC, Oct. 21, 1956

* Fellow Delegates
omit Osie Johnson, Russell

* Ballad of Hix Blewitt, Knights of the Steamtable, The Sad Sergeant

The Touch of Tony Scott   (RCA Victor LPM 1353)
Jimmy Maxwell, Jimmy Nottingham, Idrees Sulieman (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Rex Peer (tb) Bart Walsaliona (btb) Tony Scott (cl, cond) Gigi Gryce, Sam Marowitz (as) Seldon Powell, Zoot Sims (ts) Danny Bank (brs) Bill Evans (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d)
NYC, July 2, 1956

* You're Driving Me Crazy, Poinciana, Rock Me But Don't Roll Me, The Moon Walks
same personnel
NYC, July 3, 1956

* Yesterdays
Johnny Carisi, Joe Wilder (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green (tb) Tony Scott (cl) Danny Bank (brs) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d)
NYC, July 5, 1956

* Jitterbug Waltz, My Old Flame, Walkin' on the Air
Tony Scott (cl) Bill Evans (p) Les Grinage (b) Lennie McBrowne (d)
NYC, July 6, 1956

* 'Round About Midnight, Vanilla Frosting on Beef Pie, Deep Purple, Aeolian Drinking Song

New Jazz Conceptions   (Riverside RLP 223)
Bill Evans (p)
NYC, Sep. 18, 1956

* Waltz for Debby, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good, My Romance
Bill Evans (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, Sep. 27, 1956

* Conception, I Love You, Speak Low, Easy Living, Displacement, Five [theme], Our Delight, No Cover No Minimum (take 2)

Jazz Workshop / George Russell   (RCA Victor [J] R32J 1082)
Art Farmer (tp) Hal McKusick (fl, as) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Milt Hinton (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, Oct. 17, 1956

* Concerto for Billy the Kid (alt. take)
Teddy Kotick (b) Osie Johnson (d) replaces Hinton, Motian
NYC, Oct. 21, 1956

* Ballad of Hix Blewitt (alt. take)

The Complete Tony Scott   (RCA Victor LPM 1452)
Johnny Carisi, Thad Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Clark Terry (tp) Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Sonny Truitt (tb) Tony Scott (cl, cond) Gigi Gryce (as) Zoot Sims, Frank Wess (ts) Danny Bank, Sahib Shihab (brs) Bill Evans (p) Freddie Green (g) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d)
NYC, Dec. 11, 1956

* Moonlight Cocktail, I Surrender Dear, Under a Blanket of Blue
Bernie Glow (tp) Les Ginage (b) Paul Motian (d) replaces Nottingham, Hinton, Johnson
NYC, Dec. 13, 1956

* I Found a Million Dollar Baby, Skylark, Finger Poppin' Blues
Jimmy Nottingham (tp) Frank Foster (ts) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d) replaces Glow, Sims, Ginage, Motian
NYC, Dec. 14, 1956

* A Blues Sereande, Just One of Those Things, Walkin'
Wendell Culley, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman (tp) Bill Hughes (tb) Frank Wess (ts, fl) Charlie Fowlkes (brs) Les Ginage (b) replaces Carisi, Nottingham, Terry, Truitt, Wess, Bank, Hinton
NYC, Feb. 6, 1957

* The Lady Is a Tramp, Time to Go, I'll Remember April (take 2)

Bill Evans and Don Elliott: Tenderly: An Informal Session (Milestone MCD 9317-2, released 2001)
Bill Evans (p) Don Elliott, vib, percussion
Don Elliott's home studio, Connecticut. 1956-1957

*Tenderly, I'll Take Romance, Laura, Blues #1, I'll Know, Like Someone in Love, Love Letters, Thou Swell, Airegin, Everything Happens To Me, Blues #2, Stella By Stralight, Funkallero

1957

Brandeis Jazz Festival / Gunther Schuller, George Russell   (Columbia WL 127)
Art Farmer, Louis Mucci (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb) Jim Buffington (frh) Robert DiDomenica (fl) Manuel Zegler (basn) John LaPorta (as) Hal McKusick (ts) Teddy Charles (vib) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Margaret Ross (harp) Joe Benjamin (b) Ted Sommer (d) George Russell, Gunther Schuller (arr, cond)
`Brandeis Jazz Festival', NYC, June 10, 1957

* All About Rosie Pt. 1, Suspensions
Art Farmer, Louis Mucci (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb) Jim Buffington (frh) Robert DiDomenica (fl) Manuel Zegler (basn) John LaPorta (as) Hal McKusick (ts) Teo Macero (brs) Teddy Charles (vib) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Margaret Ross (harp) Fred Zimmerman (b) Ted Sommer (d) Charles Mingus (voice) George Russell, Gunther Schuller (arr, cond)
`Brandeis Jazz Festival', NYC, June 18, 1957

* Revelations, All Set
Art Farmer, Louis Mucci (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb) Jim Buffington (frh) Robert DiDomenica (fl) Manuel Zegler (basn) John LaPorta (as) Hal McKusick (ts) Teddy Charles (vib) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Margaret Ross (harp) Joe Benjamin (b) Ted Sommer (d) George Russell, Gunther Schuller (arr, cond)
`Brandeis Jazz Festival', NYC, June 20, 1957

* All About Rosie Pt. 2, Transformation, On Green Mountain

Joe Puma Trio and Quartet   (Jubilee JLP 1070)
Bill Evans (p) Joe Puma (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, late summer 1957

* I Got It Bad..., Mother of Earl, Indian Summer

Eddie Costa, Mat Mathews and Don Eliott at Newport / various artists   (Verve MGV 8237)
Don Elliott (mellophonium, vib, bgo) Bill Evans (p) Ernie Furtado (b) Al Beldini (d)
`Newport Jazz Festival', Freebody Park, Newport, RI, July 6, 1957

* Dancing in the Dark, I Love You
omit Elliott

* S' Wonderful

East Coasting by Charles Mingus   (Bethlehem BCP 6019)
Clarence Shaw (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb) Curtis Porter (as, ts) Bill Evans (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d)
Cincinnati, OH, Aug. 6, 1957

* 51st Street Blues Pt. 1, 51st Street Blues Pt. 2, East Coasting, Memories of You, West Coast Ghost, Conversation, Celia

A Swinging Introduction to Jimmy Knepper   (Bethlehem BCP 77)
Jimmy Knepper (tb) Gene Quill (as) Bill Evans (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Dannie Richmond (d)
NYC, Sep., 1957

* Avid Admier, How High the Moon, Idol of the Flies, Love Letters, Ogling Ogre, You Stepped Out of a Dream

Jazz Sahib / Sahib Shihab   (Savoy MG 12124)
Phil Woods (as) Benny Golson (ts) Sahib Shihab (brs) Bill Evans (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Art Taylor (d)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, Nov. 7, 1957

* Ba-Dat-Du-Dat, Ballad to the East, Blu-a-Round, Le Sneak

Jazz Great / various artists   (Allegro ALL 737)
Tony Scott (cl, brs) Bill Evans (p) Milt Hinton (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, 1st, Nov., 1957

* The Chant (take 2) [Over and Over]

Free Blown Jazz / Tony Scott   (Carlton STLP 12 113)
Clark Terry (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb) Tony Scott (cl, brs) Sahib Shihab (brs) Bill Evans (p) Milt Hinton (b) Paul Motian (d)
same location, date

* The Chant (take 1)
omit Terry

* Portait of Ravi
Clark Terry (tp) Tony Scott (cl, brs) Bill Evans (p) Milt Hinton (b) Paul Motian (d)

* Body and Soul
omit Terry

* The Explorer
Jimmy Knepper (tb) Tony Scott (cl, brs) Bill Evans (p) Henry Grimes (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, 2nd, Nov., 1957

* I Can't Get Started
Sahib Shihab (brs) replaces Knepper

* Gone with the Wind
omit Shihab

* There'll Never Be Another You, If I'm Lucky

Modern Jazz Festival / various artists   (Harmony HL 7196)
Tony Scott (cl, brs) Bill Evans (p) Milt Hinton (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, 1st, Nov., 1957

* At Home with the Blues, A Shoulder to Cry on

My Kind of Jazz / Tony Scott   (Perfect PL 12010)
Jimmy Knepper (tb) Tony Scott (cl, brs) Bill Evans (p) Milt Hinton (b) Paul Motian (d)
same location, date

* Villa Jazz, For Pete's Sake, Third Moon
Clark Terry (tp) Henry Grimes (b) replaces Knepper, Hinton
NYC, 2nd, Nov., 1957

* Blues Five
Jimmy Knepper (tb) replaces Terry

* Zonk
omit Knepper

* Just One of Those Things

The Modern Art of Jazz / Tony Scott   (Seeco CLP 425)
Clark Terry (tp) Tony Scott (cl, brs) Bill Evans (p) Milt Hinton (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, 1st, Nov., 1957

* Tenderly
Jimmy Knepper (tb) replaces Terry

* I Remember You, Lullaby of the Leaves, The Lady Is a Tramp
omit Knepper

* She's Different
Henry Grimes (b) replaces Hinton
NYC, 2nd, Nov., 1957

* Five [theme], Blues for Three Horns

Roots / various artists   (New Jazz LP 8202)
Idrees Sulieman (tp) Frank Rehak (tb) Pepper Adams (brs) Bill Evans (p) Doug Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (d)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, Dec. 6, 1957

* Roots

1958

Guys and Dolls Like Vibes / Eddie Costa   (Coral CRL 57230)
Eddie Costa (vib) Bill Evans (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, Jan. 15, 1958

* Guys and Dolls, I'll Know
same personnel
NYC, Jan. 16, 1958

* I've Never Been in Love Before, Luck Be a Lady
same personnel
NYC, Jan. 17, 1958

* Adelaide, If I Were a Bell

The Mello Sound of Don Elliott   (Decca DL 9208)
Don Elliott (tp, mellophonium, vib, vo) Hal McKusick (fl, cl, bcl, as, ts) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Janet Putman (harp) Ernie Furtado (b) Paul Motian (d) chorus
NYC, Feb. 10, 1958

* Summer Scene, When the Sun Comes Out?, Blues Waltz, A Million Dreams Ago
same personnel
NYC, Feb. 11, 1958

* The Story of Starry Night, Dinah, A Waltz, Poinciana, Tired of Me, Play Fiddle Play, I Don't Want to Talk without You, It's Only a Paper Moon

The Nearness of You / Helen Merrill   (EmArcy MG 36134)
Bobby Jaspar (fl) Bill Evans (p) George Russell (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Jo Jones (d) Helen Merrill (vo)
NYC, Feb. 21, 1958

* Just Imagine, When the Sun Comes Out?, Let Me Love You, All of You, The Nearness of You

Cross Section Saxes / Hal McKusick   (Decca DL 9209)
Art Farmer (tp) Hal McKusick (bcl, as) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d)
NYC, Mar. 25, 1958

* Sing Sing, It Never Entered My Mind, Yesterdays
Hal McKusick (as) Dick Hafer, Frank Scolow (ts) Jay Cameron (brs) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d)
NYC, Mar. 28, 1958

* La Rue, Now's the Time, Whisper Not, The Last Day of Fall
Art Farmer (tp) Hal McKusick (bcl, as) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Milt Hinton (b) Charlie Persip (d)
NYC, Apr. 7, 1958

* Stratusphunk, The End of a Love Affair, You're My Thrill

Makin' Wax / Miles Davis   (Chakra CH 100)
Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
``Cafe Bohemia'', NYC, May 17, 1958

* Four, Bye Bye Blackbird, Walkin'

Rare Unreleased Broadcasts / Miles Davis   (Yadeon [J] 502)
same session

* Two Bass Hit (inc.)

'58 Sessions / Miles Davis   (Columbia CK 47835)
Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d)
30th Street Studios, NYC, May 26, 1958

* Stella by Starlight

Jazz Tracks / Miles Davis   (Columbia CL 1268)
Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d)
same location, date

* On Green Dolphin Street, Fran-Dance
omit Adderley

* Stella by Starlight

Black Giants / Miles Davis   (Columbia PG 33402)
same session

* Love for Sale

Legrand Jazz / Michel Legrand   (Columbia CL 1250)
Miles Davis (tp) Herbie Mann (fl) Jerome Richardson (cl, brs) Phil Woods (as) John Coltrane (ts) Eddie Costa (vib) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Betty Glamann (harp) Paul Chambers (b) Kenny Dennis (d) Michel Legrand (arr, cond)
NYC, June 25, 1958

* Wild Man Blues, 'Round About Midnight, The Jitterbug Waltz
omit Mann, Richardson, Woods, Coltrane

* Django

Portrait of Cannonball / Cannonball Adderley   (Riverside RLP 269)
Blue Mitchell (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) Bill Evans (p) Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
NYC, July 1, 1958

* Blue Funk, Nardis, People Will Say We're in Love, Straight Life, A Little Taste, Minority (take 2) + (take 3)

Miles and Monk at Newport / Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk   (Columbia CL 2178)
Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d)
`Newport Jazz Festival', Freebody Park, Newport, RI, July 3, 1958

* Ah-Leu-Cha, Straight No Chaser, Fran-Dance, Two Bass Hit

Newport Jazz Festival, 1958-59 / various artists   (FDC [It] 1024)
same session

* Bye Bye [theme]
omit Adderley

* Bye Bye Blackbird

Jump for Joy / Cannonball Adderley   (EmArcy MG 34146)
Emmett Berry (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Leo Kruczek, Gene Orloff (vln) Dave Schwartz (vla) George Ricci (cello) Milt Hinton (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) Bill Russo (arr)
NYC, Aug. 20, 1958

* Nothin', If Life Were All Peaches and Cream, Jump for Joy, Brownskin Gal in Calico Town, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
same personnel
NYC, Aug. 21, 1958

* Two Left Feet, Bill-Blip, The Tune of Hickory Stick, Just Squeeze Me, Chocolate Shake

Jazz at Plaza, Vol. 1 / Miles Davis   (Columbia PC 32470)
Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d)
Edwardian Room, ``The Plaza Hotel'', NYC, Sep. 9, 1958

* Oleo, Straight No Chaser [Jazz at the Plaza], Bye Bye [theme]
omit Adderley

* If I Were a Bell
omit Coltrane

* My Funny Valentine

Modern Art / Art Farmer   (United Artists UAL 4007)
Art Farmer (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Bill Evans (p) Addison Farmer (b) Dave Bailey (d)
NYC, Sep. 10, 11 & 14, 1958

* Mox Nix, Fair Weather, Darn That Dream, The Touch of Your Lips, Jubilation, Like Someone in Love, I Love You, Cool Breeze

New York, N.Y. / George Russell   (Decca DL 9216)
Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen (tp) Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (tb) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Hal McKusick (as) John Coltrane (ts) Sol Schlinger (brs) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Milt Hinton (b) Charlie Persip (d) George Russell (arr, cond) Jon Hendricks (nar)
NYC, Sep. 12, 1958

* Manhattan
Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (tp) Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (tb) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Hal McKusick, Phil Woods (as) Al Cohn (ts) Gene Allen (brs) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) George Duvivier (b) Don Lamond (d) Al Epstein (bgo) George Russell (chromatic drum, arr, cond) Jon Hendricks (nar)
NYC, Nov. 24, 1958

* Manhattan-Rico
Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (tp) Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (tb) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Hal McKusick, Phil Woods (as) Al Cohn (ts) Gene Allen (brs) Bill Evans (p) Barry Galbraith (g) George Duvivier (b) Max Roach (d) George Russell (arr, cond) Jon Hendricks (nar)

* A Helluva Town
Joe Ferrante (tp) Phil Woods (as, fl, cl) Benny Golson (ts) Sol Schlinger (bs) Milt Hinton (b) Charlie Persip (d) George Russell (arr, comp) replaces Royal, Woods, Cohn, Allen, Duvivier, Roach, Russell
NYC, Mar. 25, 1959

* Big City Blues, East Side Medley: Autumn in New York / East Side Medley: How About You?

Everybody Digs Bill Evans   (Riverside RLP 291)
Bill Evans (p) Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
NYC, Dec. 15, 1958

* Minority, Night and Day, Young and Foolish, What Is There to Say?, Oleo, Tenderly
Bill Evans (p)

* Lucky to Be Me, Epilogue / Epilogue, Peace Piece

Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace   (Riverside RLP 292)
Chet Baker (tp, vo) Herbie Mann (fl) Joe Berle or Bill Evans (p) Vinnie Burke or Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Johnny Pace (vo)
NYC, Dec. 23, 1958

* All or Nothing at All, Crazy She Calls Me, It Might as Well Be Spring
Ed Thigpen (d) replaces Jones
NYC, Dec. 29, 1958

* The Way You Look Tonight, When the Sun Comes Out, What Is There to Say?, Everything I've Got Belongs to You
same personnel
NYC, Dec. 30, 1958

* This Is Always, We Could Make Such Beautiful Music, Yesterdays

Chet / Chet Baker   (Riverside RLP 299)
Chet Baker (tp, vo) Herbie Mann (fl) Pepper Adams (brs) Bill Evans (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d)
same location, date

* Alone Together
omit Mann

* If You Could See Me Now, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to, How High the Moon
Chet Baker (tp, vo) Herbie Mann (fl) Pepper Adams (brs) Bill Evans (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
NYC, Jan. 19, 1959

* 'Tis Autumn, You and the Night and the Music
omit Mann, Adams, Burrell

* Time on My Hands

1959

The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess / Bill Potts   (United Artists UAL 4043)
Harry Edison, Art Farmer, Bernie Glow, Marky Markowitz, Charlie Shavers (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Rod Levitt, Frank Rehak, Earl Swope (tb) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gene Quill, Phil Woods (as) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (ts) Sol Schlinger (brs) Bill Evans (p) Herbie Powell (g) George Duvivier (b) Charlie Persip (d) Bill Potts (arr, cond)
NYC, Jan. 13 & 15, 1959

* I Loves You Porgy, Bess Oh Where's My Bess, Summertime, A Woman Is a Sometime Thing, I Got Plenty of Nuttin', Bess You Is My Woman Now, Clara Clara, There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York, My Man's Gone Now, It Takes a Long Pull to Get There, It Ain't Necessarily So, Prayer / Strawberry / Honey Man / Crab Man, Oh Laud I'm on My Way

Green Dolphin Street   (Milestone M 47024)
Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
NYC, Jan. 19, 1959

* You and the Night and the Music, My Heart Stood Still, On Green Dolphin Street, How Am I to Know?, Woody'n You (take 1), Woody'n You (take 2)
Zoot Sims (ts) Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) Ron Carter (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
NYC, Aug. 21, 1962

* Loose Bloose (take 3)

New Blue Horns / various artists   (Riverside RLP 294)
Chet Baker (tp, vo) Herbie Mann (fl) Pepper Adams (brs) Bill Evans (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
NYC, Jan. 19, 1959

* Early Morning Blues

Lee Konitz Live at the Half Note   (Verve 314 512 659 2)
Lee Konitz (as) Warne Marsh (ts) Bill Evans (p) Jimmy Garrison (b) Paul Motian (d)
``Half Note'', NYC, Feb. 24, 1959

* 317 E 32nd, April, Baby Baby All the Time, How About You?, It's You or No One, Just Friends, Lennie-Bird, My Melancholy Baby, Palo Alto, Scrapple from the Apple, Subconscious-Lee, You Stepped Out of a Dream

Kind of Blue / Miles Davis   (Columbia CL 1355)
Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d)
30th Street Studios, NYC, Mar. 2, 1959

* So What, Blue in Green
same personnel
30th Street Studios, NYC, Apr. 6, 1959

* Flamenco Sketches, All Blues

The Ivory Hunters / Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Evans   (United Artists UAL 4004)
Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Evans (p) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d)
NYC, Mar. 12, 1959

* Honeysuckle Rose, As Time Goes by, The Way You Look Tonight, It Could Happen to You, The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm

The Columbia Years, 1955-1985 / Miles Davis   (Columbia C5X 45000)
Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d)
30th Street Studios, NYC, Apr. 6, 1959

* Flamenco Sketches (alt. take)

Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre   (Verve V6 8335)
Lee Konitz, Hal McKusick (as) Ted Brown, Warne Marsh (ts) Jimmy Giuffre (brs, arr) Bill Evans (p) Buddy Clark (b) Ronnie Free (d)
NYC, May 12 & 13, 1959

* Moonlight in Vermont, The Song Is You, Somp'n Outa Nothin', Uncharted, Someone to Watch Over Me, Palo Alto, When Your Lover Has Gone?, Cork'n Bib, Darn That Dream

Something New, Something Blue / Manny Albam, Teo Macero   (Columbia CL 1388)
Art Farmer (tp) Frank Rehak (tb) Phil Woods (as) Al Cohn (ts, brs) Eddie Costa (vib) Bill Evans (p) Addison Farmer (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d) Manny Albam (arr, cond)
NYC, May 15, 1959

* Night Crawlers, Tin Roof Blues
Teo Macero (arr, cond) replaces Albam

* Blues for Amy, St. Louis Blues

The Art of Improvising / Warne Marsh   (Revelation REV 22)
Lee Konitz (as) Warne Marsh (ts) Bill Evans (p) Henry Grimes (b) Paul Motian (d)
``Half Note'', NYC, early summer 1959

* It's You or No One (take 1), It's You or No One (take 2), Indian Summer, You Stepped Out of a Dream (take 2)
omit Konitz

* Strike Up the Band, Scrapple from the Apple (take 1), I'll Remember April (take 1), Indiana (take 1), Lunar Elevation, A Song for You, Scrapple from the Apple (take 2), Blues, I Can't Believe You're in Love with Me, It's You or No One (take 3), I'll Remember April (take 2), Indiana (take 2), Half Nelson

The Art of Improvising, Vol. 2 / Warne Marsh   (Revelation REV 27)
same session

* Out of Nowhere (take 1), Finish Around, What Is This Thing Called Love?, Out of Nowhere (take 2)
omit Konitz

* Sweet Georgia Brown, Tangerine, Lennie's Pennies (take 1), Yardbird Suite (take 1), Will You Still Be Mine?, You Stepped Out of a Dream (take 3), All of Me, Yardbird Suite (take 2), Lennie's Pennies (take 2), Pennies in Minor

Odds Against Tomorrow / John Lewis   (United Artists UAL 4061)
Melvin Broiles, Bernie Glow, John Ware, Joe Wilder (tp) John Clark, Tom McIntosh (tb) Ray Alonge, Paul Ingraham, Al Richmond, Gunther Schuller (frh) Harvey Phillips (tu) Robert DiDomenica (fl) Milt Jackson (vib) Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) Harvey Shapiro, Joe Tekula (cello) Ruth Berman (harp) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d) Richard Horowitz, Walter Rosenberg (per)
NYC, July 16, 17 & 20, 1959

* Prelude to Odds Against Tomorrow, A Cold Wind Is Blowing, Five Figure People Crossing Paths, How to Frame Pigeons, Morning' Trip to Melton, Looking at the Paper, Johnny Ingram's Possessions, The Caroussel Incident, Skatin' in Central Park, No Happiness for Slater, Odds Against Tomorrow, Games, Social Call, The Impractical Man, Advance on Melton, Waiting Around the River, Distractions, The Caper Failure, Postlude

Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe   (Riverside RLP 307)
Chet Baker (tp, vo) Herbie Mann (fl, ts) Zoot Sims (ts, as) Pepper Adams (brs) Bill Evans (p) Earl May (b) Clifford Jarvis (d)
NYC, July 21, 1959

* Show Me, I Talk to the Trees, Thank Heaven for Little Girls, I Could Have Danced All Night

Golden Moments / Tony Scott   (Muse MR 5230)
Tony Scott (cl) Bill Evans (p) Jimmy Garrison (b) Pete LaRoca (d)
NYC, Aug. 1 & 9, 1959

* Walkin', I Can't Get Started, Free and Easy Blues, My Melancholy Baby
omit Scott

* Like Someone in Love

I'll Remember / Tony Scott   (Muse MR 5266)
same session

* Stella by Starlight, I'll Remember April, A Night in Tunisia, Garrison's Raiders

Sung Heroes / Tony Scott   (Sunnyside SSC1015 D)
Tony Scott (cl) Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, Oct. 28, 1959

* Misery [To Lady Day], Requiem for ``Hot Lips'' Page, Blues for an African Friend
Tony Scott (cl) Bill Evans (p)

* For Stefan Wolpe, Israel

You and Lee / Lee Konitz   (Verve V6 8362)
Marky Markowitz, Ernie Royal, Phil Sunkel (tp) Eddie Bert, Billy Byers (tb) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Lee Konitz (as) Bill Evans (p) Sonny Dallas (b) Roy Haynes (d) Jimmy Giuffre (arr, cond)
NYC, Oct. 29, 1959

* I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, You Don't Know What Love Is, I Didn't Know About You, Everything I've Got Belongs to You

Portrait in Jazz   (Riverside RLP 1162)
Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d)
NYC, Dec. 28, 1959

* Autumn Leaves (stereo take)

Portrait in Jazz   (Riverside RLP 315)
same session

* Come Rain or Come Shine, Autumn Leaves (mono take), Witchcraft, When I Fall in Love, Peri's Scope, What Is This Thing Called Love?, Spring Is Here, Someday My Prince Will Come, Blue in Green (take 3)

1960

The Soft Land of Make Believe / Frank Minion   (Bethlehem BCP 6052)
Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) Frank Minion (vo)
NYC, Jan., 1960

* All Blues [Flamingo Sketches], 'Round About Midnight, So What

A Rare Original   (Alto 719)
Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d)
``Birdland'', NYC, Mar. 12, 1960

* Autumn Leaves [March 12th on the Books], Our Delight [Fingerology], Beautiful Love [Ides of March] / Five [theme]
same personnel
``Birdland'', NYC, Mar. 19, 1960

* Autumn Leaves [March 19th on the Books], Come Rain or Come Shine / Five [theme]
same personnel
``Birdland'', NYC, Apr. 30, 1960

* Nardis / Blue in Green [Billie Bounces Light]

The Soul of Jazz Percussion / Earl Zindars, Armand Peraza   (Warwick W 5003 ST)
Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (brs) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Earl Zindars (per)
NYC, spring 1960

* Ping Ping Beer, Prophecy, All Alone [Quiet Temple]

Hooray for Bill Evans Trio   (Session 113)
Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d)
``Birdland'', NYC, Apr. 30, 1960

* Come Rain or Come Shine [Billie Bounces Light], Autumn Leaves
same personnel
``Birdland'', NYC, May 7, 1960

* All of You, Come Rain or Come Shine, Speak Low

Jazz in the Space Age / George Russell   (Decca DL 9219)
Alan Kiger, Ernie Royal (tp) Dave Baker, Frank Rehak (tb) Jim Buffington (frh) Walt Levinsky (as) Dave Young (ts) Paul Bley, Bill Evans (p) Howard Collins, Barry Galbraith (g) Milt Hinton (b) Don Lamond (d) George Russell (arr, cond)
NYC, May, 1960

* Chromatic Universe Pt. 1, Chromatic Universe Pt. 2, Chromatic Universe Pt. 3, The Lydiot
Marky Markowitz (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Hal McKusick (as) Charlie Persip (d) replaces Buffington, Levinsky, Collins, Lamond
NYC, Aug. 1, 1960

* Dimensions, Waltz from the Outer Space

The Great Kai and J.J. / Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson   (Impulse A 1)
J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (tb) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (d)
NYC, Oct. 3, 1960

* This Could Be the Start of Something Big
same personnel
NYC, Nov. 2, 1960

* I Concentrate on You, Blue Monk, Side by Side
Tommy Williams (b) Art Taylor (d) replaces Chambers, Haynes
NYC, Nov. 4, 1960

* Alone Together, Theme from ``Picnic'', Going Going Gong!, Just for a Thrill
same personnel
NYC, Nov. 8, 1960

* Judy, Georgia on My Mind, Trixie

The Incredible Kai Winding Trombones   (Impulse A 3)
Jimmy Knepper, Kai Winding (tb) Paul Faulise, Dick Lieb (btb) Bill Evans (p) Ron Carter (b) Stick Evans (d)
NYC, Dec. 13, 1960

* Michie (slow ver.), Black Coffee, Bye Bye Blackbird

Jazz Abstractions / John Lewis   (Atlantic LP 1365)
Robert DiDomenica (fl) Ornette Coleman (as) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Eddie Costa (vib) Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) George Duvivier, Scott LaFaro (b) Stick Evans (d) Gunther Schuller (arr, cond) The Contemporary Strings Quartet
Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC, Dec. 20, 1960

* Criss Cross [Variations on a Theme of Thelonious Monk]
Robert DiDomenica (fl) Eric Dolphy (as) Eddie Costa (vib) Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) George Duvivier, Scott LaFaro (b) Stick Evans (d) Gunther Schuller (arr, cond) The Contemporary Strings Quartet

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