The Bill Evans Album is an album by the jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1971. At the Grammy Awards of 1972, The Bill Evans Album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and the Best Jazz Performance by a Group awards. The Bill Evans Memorial Library states it is the first recording in which Evans used a Fender Rhodes piano. The Bill Evans Album was reissued with three bonus alternative tracks by Sony in 2005. All songs by Bill Evans except where noted.
Affinity is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans released in 1979, featuring Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Bill Evans plays a Fender Rhodes electric piano on many of the tracks. It is the recording debut for bassist Marc Johnson.
In 1963, Evans recorded Conversations with Myself, an innovative solo album using the unconventional (in jazz solo recordings) technique of overdubbing over himself. In 1966, he met bassist Eddie Gómez, with whom he would work for eleven years. Many successful albums followed, in trio, duo, and solo settings, such as Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Alone, and The Bill Evans Album, among others. Many of Evans's compositions, such as "Waltz for Debby", have become standards, played and recorded by many artists. Funkallero is a jazz standard composed by pianist Bill Evans. First recorded by Evans with Don Elliott in 1956 (released posthumously on the 2001 album Tenderly: An Informal Session), the song was first included on his 1971 Grammy Award winning The Bill Evans Album.
Although not as distinctive on the electric keyboard as he was on its acoustic counterpart, Evans sounds inspired by its possibilities and is heard in top creative form throughout the date.
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|A1||I Believe In You
Bass – Monty BudwigDrums – Shelly ManneWritten-By – Frank Loesser
|A2||Love Theme From "Spartacus"
Written-By – Alex North
Orchestra [Arranged-by, Conducted-by] – Claus OgermanWritten-By [After The Theme By] – Enrique Granados
|A4||My Foolish Heart
Drums – Arnold WiseWritten-By – Ned Washington, Victor Young
|A5||I Love You, Porgy
Written-By – DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
|A6||How About You
Written-By – Burton Lane, Ralph Freed
|B1||I'Ve Got You Under My Skin
Guitar – Jim HallWritten-By – Cole Porter
|B2||Round About Midnight
Written-By – Bernie Hanigen*, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk
Written-By – Earl Zindars
Bass – Eddie GomezDrums – Jack DeJohnetteWritten-By – Harold Arlen, Truman Capote
|B5||Pavane (After A Theme By Gabriel Fauré)
Written-By [After A Theme By] – Gabriel Fauré
Bass – Gary PeacockDrums – Paul MotianWritten-By – Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise, Sidney Lippman*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Polydor International GmbH
- Remastered At – Polygram Studios, USA
- Published By – Anglo-Pic Music
- Published By – MCA Music Ltd.
- Published By – Copyright Control
- Published By – Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd.
- Published By – EMI Music
- Published By – Chappell Music Ltd.
- Published By – SBK United Partnership
- Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
- Published By – Zindars Publishing Co.
- Published By – Chappell Morris Ltd.
- Published By – Famous Chappell
- Bass – Chuck Israels (tracks: A3,A4,B3,B5)
- Compiled By [Selected By] – Richard Seidel
- Drums – Grady Tate (tracks: A3,B5), Larry Bunker (tracks: A3,B3,B5)
- Liner Notes, Compiled By [Sequenced By] – James Isaacs
- Piano – Bill Evans
- Piano [Overdubbed] – Bill Evans (tracks: A2,A6,B2)
- Producer [Original Sessions] – Creed Taylor, Helen Keane
- Remastered By – Dennis Drake, Mark Wilder
NotesA1 Recorded Aug 14 1962 in N.Y.
A2,A6,B2 Recorded Jan or Feb 1963 in N.Y.
A3,B5 Recorded Oct or Dec 1965 in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
A4 Recorded Feb 21 1966 at Town Hall N.Y.
A5,B4 Recorded Live June 15 1968 at the Casino de Montreux, Switzerland.
B1 Recorded Apr 7 1966 in N.Y.
B3 Recorded Jan 1965 in N.Y.
B6 Recorded Dec 18 1963 in N.Y.
On tracks 3 and 11 the credits for drums are: Larry Bunker or Grady Tate.
Compilation ℗ 1987 Polygram Records Inc. USA.
© 1987 Polydor International GmbH, Hamburg.
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- Barcode: 0 42283 13664 9
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|831 366-4||Bill Evans||Bill Evans (Cass, Comp, Cr0)||Verve Records||831 366-4||Canada||1987|
|831 366-4||Bill Evans||Bill Evans (Cass, Comp, RM, Chr)||Verve Records||831 366-4||Netherlands||1987|
|831 366-4||Bill Evans||Bill Evans (Cass, Album, Comp)||Verve Records||831 366-4||US||1987|