"Bill Evans Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate" (Resonance) - a two-CD set
that rivals Evans's revered Village Vanguard recordings for Riverside in
June '61. The unearthed music is frighteningly vividlike being seated at
a table on stage amid the musicians.
-Wall Street Journal
The long-ago sounds of these two live sets of the Bill Evans trio playing mostly
standards, recorded in a long-gone Greenwich Village club, Top of The Gate
(it was literally above the better-known Village Gate jazz club), are if not the
holy grail, then a very gilded cup.
Editors Pick Recording of the Month! - July 012 issue
"Now with the release of Live at the Art DLugoffs Top of the Gate, there is
more of Bills inspiration for all of us to learn from and enjoy."
"...These sessions will now be heard by generations of players and listeners
whose lives will thereby be markedly enhanced."
"...this recording...is a throwback to another era that only barely exists
today. It was the 60's..."
"It was the most incredible time in my life. My first two weeks with Bill Evans
were about to begin at the Top of the Gate in Greenwich Village, NY."