Bill Evans Trio Sunday at the Village Vanguard MINT MFSL 2 12" Vinyl LP Records

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Bill Evans Trio - "Sunday at the Village Vanguard" - Limited Edition, Sold Out.

This is the Ultimate Analog Audiophile Version of Bill Evans' 1961 Jazz Staple. 
A Numbered UltraDisc One-Step Pressing.  Only 3,000 Copies Were Made.
This Box Set Includes Two 45RPM 180gm Vinyl LP's.  The Catalog Number Is UD1S

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes with Mobile Fidelity's One-step Process.
(For more details on the process please scroll to the very bottom.)

The Deluxe Packaging Includes an Opulent Box, Special LP Jackets and an Unique Insert. 
Please note, May 12th, 2017 is the release date so you will receive it on or shortly after then.

Gorgeous romanticism, seamless chemistry, group interplay, and symbiotic trio performances forever changed jazz: Evans' live masterwork boasts brilliant sound, lyrical pianism, magical feel. The gorgeous romanticism of Bill Evans' Sunday at the Village Vanguard cannot be overstated. Neither can the iconic record's place in history - nor what it signifies to generations upon generations of listeners hypnotized by the consummate playing, resplendent compositions, and seamless chemistry. 

Originally released in 1961, the live set remains the gold standard for symbiotic trio performance, empathy, and communication.
Because of the brilliant recording, it also survives as one of the best-sounding jazz albums extant - a fact confirmed by it's appearance on multiple reissues over the past few decades. But it's never sounded better than this.

Evans' masterwork reaches three-dimensional sonic and emotional heights never before attained by analog recordings on this opulent Mobile Fidelity UD1S box set complete with special jackets and a unique insert. This ultra-hi-fi audiophile edition literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music of this Riverside staple that, along with the complementary "Waltz for Debby", transformed Evans into a legend and became a blueprint for how jazz trios should work together. You'll enjoy deep black backgrounds, pointillist details, and staggering dynamics.

Experienced via UD1S, Sunday at the Village Vanguard places Evans and his esteemed colleagues in your listening room. Every note, breath, and movement captured by the microphones are reproduced with exquisite accuracy and wowing clarity. The deluxe packaging and gorgeous presentation of this Sunday at the Village Vanguard pressing befit it's extremely select status. Housed in an opulent box, this UD1S edition contains special jackets and a unique insert that further illuminate the splendor of the recording.

Aurally and visually, this Sunday at the Village Vanguard is a curatorial artifact meant to be preserved, poured over, touched, and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound and creativity, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the music - and everything involved with the album, from the graphics to the textures. Recorded just ten (10) days before bassist Scott LaFaro perished in a car accident, Sunday at the Village Vanguard changed the way jazz trios were perceived by audiences and musicians alike.

Up until Evans, LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian proved otherwise, a trio configuration meant two sidemen served as rhythmic support to spotlight the virtuosity of a headline performer or primary soloist. Here, the three instrumentalists operate in complete unison and achieve supreme democratic balance. Expressing their intent via shared conversations, they alight on sublime pieces flush with thematic discovery, improvisational dialog, and raw feeling.

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Track Listings

  1. Gloria's Step

  2. My Man's Gone Now

  3. Solar

  4. Alice in Wonderland

  5. All of You

  6. Jade Visions

Why The Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc One-Step Is Superior 

Instead of utilizing the industry-standard three-step lacquer process, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's new UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S)
uses only one step, bypassing two processes of generational loss. While three-step processing is designed for optimum yield and efficiency, UD1S is created for the ultimate in sound quality.

Just as Mobile Fidelity pioneered the UHQR (Ultra High-Quality Record) with JVC in the 1980s, UD1S again represents another state-of-the-art advance in the record making process. MFSL engineers begin with the original master tapes and meticulously cut a set of lacquers. These lacquers are used to create a very fragile, pristine UD1S stamper called a "convert." Delicate "converts" are then formed into the actual record stampers, producing a final product that literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music.

By skipping the additional steps of pulling another positive and an additional negative, as done in the three-step process used in standard pressings, UD1S produces a final LP with the lowest noise floor possible today. The removal of the additional two steps of generational loss in the plating process reveals tremendous amounts of extra musical detail and dynamics, which are otherwise lost due to the standard copying process.

The exclusive nature of these very limited pressings guarantees that every UD1S pressing serves as an immaculate replica of the lacquer sourced directly from the original master tape. Every conceivable aspect of vinyl production is optimized to produce the most perfect record album available today.