First Listen:Bill Evans Trio – On a Monday Evening

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In the mid-1970s, jazz pianist Bill Evans was at the pinnacle of his career, releasing a string of seminal albums on the Fantasy label.

On a Monday Evening, a never-before-issued recording of Evans and his trio, featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Eliot Zigmond—
performing at the Madison Union Theater at the University of Wisconsin on Nov. 15, 1976.

The album features eight songs performed live in Madison and captured by two college-age DJs, Larry Goldberg and James Farbe.r The Evans/Gomez/Zigmund union last just two years, Gomez being the first to depart in ’77

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