2014 vinyl LP reissue of his 1956 debut solo album. A significant date in the history of legendary pianist Bill Evans' recording career, New Jazz Conceptions marks his maiden voyage as a leader and finds the then 27-year-old pianist already sounding much different than the usual Bud Powell-influenced keyboardists of the time. Recorded in 1956, more than a year before he joined the Miles Davis Sextet, this set finds Evans flashing his own unique chord voicing's in a lyrical, swinging style. Three selections here are taken solo (including the original version of his classic "Waltz for Debby"), while the other eight are performed in a trio with bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Paul Motian (including his future theme "Five," "Speak Low," and "No Cover, No Minimum"). a strong start to a significant career and a must -have for fans of classic piano trios.