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Bill Evans: The Quiet Passion of Bill Evans (él Records)

Bill Evans was easily one of the best jazz pianists of the 20th century, establishing himself with an impressive array of albums of his own. Yet he also was an in-demand musician, and this three-disc, four-hour set highlights just a smattering of his collaborations from his very fertile early years, while sprinkling in some choice selections from his own releases.

Michel Legrand: Bonjour Paris (El Records)

French-born jazz composer’s 1956 album, Bonjour Paris, was a stunning declaration of intent by a young composer who would go on to great heights. Sixty years later, it’s still a helluva record.