Archival Tape Edition No. 8
Oliver Nelson / The Blues And The Abstract Truth (USA Edition)


Personalized option only available till Thursday, 29th 4PM CET

Joining Bill Evans (piano) on Trio 64 — his initial three-piece recording for Verve — is the compact rhythm section of Gary Peacock (bass) and Paul Motian (drums). The effort spotlights their communal and intuitive musical discourse, hinging on an uncanny ability of the musicians to simultaneously hear and respond.
All the more interesting, Evans had not interacted in this setting before, having most recently worked with Chuck Israels (bass) and Larry Bunker (drums).

(AMG Review)
3 carefully selected design elements are characterising this USA Mastercut Edition: 
  • A special spine imprint in blue tone ink
  • A blue toned screen print
  • A special booklet band with the impulse logo stamp



  • Piano: Bill Evans
  • Bass: Gary Peacock
  • Drums: Paul Motian


  • Little Lulu
  • A Sleeping Bee
  • Always
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town


  • I'll See You Again
  • For Heaven's Sake
  • Dancing In The Dark
  • Everything Happens To Me


  • Date of Recording: December 18, 1963
  • Location: New York City
  • Original Tape Number: V6-8578
  • Recording Producer: Creed Taylor
  • Session Engineer: Bop Simpson


  • A Risograph copy of the recording information
  • A Cyanotype of Bill Evans after an original photograph by Jerome Knill, from a different session
  • Polaroid of microscopic view of the real groove
  • A Risograph after an original photo of the Supersense Living Room studio. photographer: Ákos Burg, 2021
  • "How to caress" by Florian "Doc" Kaps. An info sheet about the Supersense master records and how to care for them
  • "Project Mastercut" by Florian "Doc" Kaps. An introduction to the Mastercut editions


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