“‘Everybody Digs Bill Evans” is the second album recorded on the Riverside label by Bill Evans featuring a rhythm section of Sam Jones and “Philly” Joe Jones.
For someone new to Bill Evans, this 1958 studio session may be a better bet than the celebrated Village Vanguard sessions. Instead of near-equal interaction by all three trio members, Philly Joe Jones and Sam Jones provide a non-intrusive backdrop for the featured performer, who reveals his unique, inimitable voice throughout.
Original Issue. Original Black Label. Riverside RLP 1129. 1958. VG****