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These recordings from 1961 are the perfect place to start with Evans (as everyone must). Scott LaFaro on double bass — ten days before his death — is sublime. A jazz masterpiece.

Giddily lovely ballads from 1962, Chuck Israels taking over from Scott LaFaro.
That’s Nico on the cover.

The title is perfect - this is sparkling, angular music, with Roach and Rollins on top form throughout.

A factory-sealed cut-out, with a notch in the case.

With Philly Joe and Max Roach, Wynton Kelly and Cedar Walton, the Turrentines, Julian Priester, Kenny Dorham and co, in 1959, her third Riverside. Curtain-up with a great version of Afro-Blue.

Intriguing 1958 line-up: Ray Draper on tuba, Booker Little, George Coleman, Art Davis.

Late sixties, with Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller and Freddie Hubbard up front.

Live at the Five Spot, August 1958.

A selection of jazz standards, Monked.

One of the albums Riverside conceived as a way to soften the popular perception of Monk as edgy and difficult. It’s a beauty.