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On a Monday Evening offers jazz fans a rare treat: an unreleased (and never bootlegged!) concert recording of the Bill Evans Trio, featuring Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund. Captured live at Madison, Wisconsin’s Union Theater on Monday, November 15, 1976, this recording finds Evans at the top of his game, performing both contemporary compositions from that era, as well as his longstanding signature tunes to a packed house. New liner notes by GRAMMY Award-winning jazz historian Ashley Kahn round out the package, featuring commentary by Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund.
“On a Monday Evening is a rare, high-fidelity snapshot...[It’s] an encouraging message from one jazz generation to the next that piano trio music still mattered in a day known for louder sounds and larger gestures... and that piano jazz, of the kind that Evans had helped invent, was alive and enduringly popular, enough to fill a 1,000-seat venue like the Wisconsin Union Theater.” - Ashley Kahn