Included here in its entirety, Portrait In Jazz was Bill Evan`s third album as a leader, following New Jazz Conceptions (1956) and Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958). It was also Evans' first LP with the talented bassist Scott LaFaro. The two musicians' extraordinary chemistry is evident from the very first tune. As a bonus, a complete radio broadcast from Birdland featuring the same trio (recorded four month after the studio album), and the original version of "Blue in Green", recorded by Bill Evans with Miles Davis for the classic album Kind of Blue. (Although numerous sources state that the piece was composed by Evans, Miles later claimed it as his own)
BILL EVANS, piano
SCOTT LaFARO, bass
PAUL MOTIAN, drums
Recorded in New York, December 28, 1959.
 Miles Davis (tp), John Coltrane (ts), Bill Evans (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)
New York, March 2, 1959.
[11-14] Bill Evans Trio: Same personnel as 1-9. Live at Birdland, New York, April 30, 1960.
01. Come Rain or Come Shine
02. Autumn Leaves
04. Whern I Fall In Love
05. Peri's Cope
06. What Is This Thing Called Love ?
07. Spring Is here
08. Some Day My Prince Will Come
09. Blue In Green
10. Blue In Green (from Kind of Blue)
11. Come Rain or Come Shine (live)
12. Nardis (live)
13. Blue In Green (live)
14. Autumn Leaves (live)
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