|Until this release listeners had to purchase 2 different limited-edition Japanese CDs in order to obtain the complete concert. On July 18, 1969, Evans took his trio with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell to Italy in order to inaugurate the Pescara Festival located on the Adriatic coast. The group was recorded live on eleven tracks that were supposed to be broadcast for radio only. The concert was eventually released on two Japan-issued CDs. This release contains Bill Evans’ complete Pescara Festival performance, marking the first time that all of these songs are found on one disc. Despite the pianist’s indignation over the recordings, the music performed that night was of excellent quality and we are extremely lucky to have it.
Recorded in Pescara, Italy, July 18, 1969