Bill Evans – Behind The Dikes – The 1969 Netherlands Recordings (Limited 3LP Gatefold Edition & 2CD Digipack Edition) – RSD 2021

Bill Evans – Behind The Dikes – The 1969 Netherlands Recordings (Limited 3LP Gatefold Edition & 2CD Digipack Edition) – RSD 2021

First Official Release of Historic Concerts in Holland!

Behind The Dikes: The 1969 Netherlands Recordings is the first official release of pianist Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell captured live in Hilversum and Amsterdam in 1969.

The Hilversum recordings feature Evans’ only version of Duke Ellington’s “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” known to exist, plus two rare tracks of the trio backed by the world’s leading pop and jazz orchestra , The Metropole Orchestra.

Remastered from the orginal tape reels housed at the Nederlands Jazz Archief, and in coperation with the Bill Evans Estate, this limited edition 3-LP, 180-gram set includes an extensive booklet with never-before-published photos, essay by Dutch jazz scholar Bert Vuijsje, plus co-producer Zev Feldman, and new interviews with Dutch pianist Jan Huydts, Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell and celebrated pianist Vijay Iyer.

180-gram 3-LP mastered at 33 1/3 RPM with superb sound quality by the legendary Bernie Grundman and pressed at Standard Vinyl in Canada.

LP TRACKLIST

LP1
Side A:
1 YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME 3:25
2 EMILY 4:48
3 STELLA BY STARLIGHT 5:36
4 TURN OUT THE STARS 5:04

Side B:
1 WALTZ FOR DEBBY 6:11
2 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 6:29
3 I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART 3:40

LP2
Side C:
1 ALFIE 4:56
2 BEAUTIFUL LOVE 5:48
3 MY FUNNY VALENTINE 6:22

Side D:
1 SPARTACUS’ LOVE THEME 4:30
2 ONE FOR HELEN 4:35
3 QUIET NOW 5:30
4 SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 5:20

LP3
Side E:
1 VERY EARLY 5:05
2 A SLEEPIN’ BEE 4:45
3 TURN OUT THE STARS #2 5:22
4 AUTUMN LEAVES 4:53

Side F:
1 QUIET NOW #2 4:15
2 NARDIS 5:43
3 GRANADOS 4:39
4 PAVANE 4:44

CD TRACKLIST

Disc One:
KRO STUDIO 1, Hilversum, March 26, 1969
1. Announcement by Michiel De Ruyter 2:14
2. YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME 3:25
3. EMILY 4:48
4. STELLA BY STARLIGHT 5:36
5. TURN OUT THE STARS 5:04
6. WALTZ FOR DEBBY 6:11
7. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 6:29
8. I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART 3:40
9. ALFIE 4:56
10. BEAUTIFUL LOVE 5:48
11. MY FUNNY VALENTINE 6:22
12. SPARTACUS’ LOVE THEME 4:30

Disc Two:
1. ONE FOR HELEN 4:35
2. QUIET NOW 5:30
3. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 5:20
Rai Congrescentrum Amsterdam, November 28, 1969.
4. Announcement by Aad Bos
5.VERY EARLY 5:05
6. A SLEEPIN’ BEE 4:45
7. TURN OUT THE STARS 5:22
8. AUTUMN LEAVES 4:53
9. QUIET NOW 4:15
10. NARDIS 5:43
11. GRANADAS 4:39
12. PAVANE 4:44

Personnel:
BILL EVANS, piano
EDDIE GOMEZ, bass
MARTY MORELL, drums

Sides A, B, C & D: Recorded live at KRO Studio 1, Hilversum, Holland, March 26, 1969.
Side E & F1-F2: RAI-building, Amsterdam, Holland, November 28, 1969.
F3-F4: Same personnel but add the Metropole Orkest under the direction of Dolf van der Linden.

Arrangements by Claus Ogerman. NRU Studio, Hilversum, Holland, March 25, 1969.

Mastered from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman

Produced by Jordi Soley & Zev Feldman.

Co-producer: Frank Jochemsen.