Norway + Bill Evans = Exquisite Listening
The Molde Jazz Festival takes place 2/3 of the way up the west coast of Norway, which is without doubt one of the most exquisite countries on the planet. The festival is set on the ocean’s coast among the fjords, mountains and rich green forests. Being these is an inspiration. It makes perfect sense that Bill Evans would render this gorgeous set in the context of that festival. It’s amazing how strong his playing became with his final trio (Marc Johnson and Joe LaBarbera). This is a real find.