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Bill Evans Trio: Getting Sentimental

You may think you are one of Bill Evans’ greatest fans. Then you learn the story of Mike Harris and realize that, compared to the purity of Harris’ obsession, your own interest in Bill Evans was peripheral to your existence, and deficient in both commitment and sacrifice.

For the last 14 years of Evans’ life, Harris and his wife, Evelyn, surreptitiously taped dozens of the pianist’s gigs at the Village Vanguard and other New York venues, using a small battery-operated Uher Report L recorder in an oversized carpetbag, with a hole cut for a Sennheiser mike.

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