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The Bill Evans Album

27 Aug. 1996 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 27 Aug. 1996
  • Release Date: 27 Aug. 1996
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:09:54
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  • ASIN: B001GTNTUC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,910 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S J Buck TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a classic little heard Bill Evans album from 1971 that is well worth adding to your collection. Its distinctive feature is Evans use of a Fender Rhodes Electric Piano on the album. However on most tracks Evans swaps from electric Piano to Accoustic Piano, so 4 minutes into Funkellero he's playing Accoustic having stated the theme and played the first solo on electric.

Where this technique is used to best effect is on his most famous tune 'Waltz For Debby'. The version on this album is my favourite of the many version I have. He starts this version with solo accoustic Piano, and its as beautiful a version of the theme as you'll ever hear. The first solo is very restrained and played on electric, then after a typically brilliant Eddie Gomez solo he finishes with a much faster 4/4 accoustic Piano solo which seamlessly becomes the tune again. This is seven minutes of absolute magic.

The remaining musician on this album is Marty Morrell on Drums.

The rest of the album is of a similar high standard, so if you're an Evans fan you should get this. If you've got no Bill Evans in you're collection then only the Scott LaFaro trio records from ten years earlier and perhaps the 1968 live at Montreux recording are more essential than this recording.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Evans on 6 May 2012
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Bill Evans is a giant among pianists and his recordings are a legacy of some of the best trio work ever recorded in jazz. His recordings with bassist Eddie Gomez are some of his all-time best ones, particularly the sublime trio with Eliot Zigmund on drums. Marty Morrell isn't my favourite Evans drummer - a bit busy for my taste, unlike Zigmund who gets it exactly right. And the electric piano used here for a couple of tracks is a disaster - you take a pianist with the most wonderful touch in jazz and put him on a badly recorded el-piano? Nuts or what. And curiously, the rest of the tracks are below Evans' best. He doesn't sound totally comfortable or inspired. Worth a listen but not a great album.
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By os TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Dec. 2014
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As a Bill Evans fan you will no doubt have heard and enjoyed his classic albums such as 'Portrait in Jazz', 'Undercurrent' and 'Everybody Digs..' but what of his later output? I think it is fair to say that despite Bill's many health issues his ability to play and compose was never seriously compromised or even in doubt.

So,'The Bill Evans Album' from 1971 is well worth investigating. It finds our hero in session with his stellar rythym section (Eddie Gomez: bass / Marty Morrell: drums) playing a mixture of piano and electric piano. Some listeners will find the use of electric piano a little off-putting. Here Bill sacrifices a little tone for additional pep and dare I say, funkiness. For me the use of different instruments simply offers a wider sound pallet which is used to excellent effect on 'Re: Apersoniknew'' and elsewhere. The acoustic piano material is no less inspiring, particularly 'The Two Lonely People' and the ever lovely,'Waltz for Debby'.

Perhaps 'The Bill Evans Album' is not the most essential Evans album, but it is still a very enjoyable effort showing the great man had lost none of his sparkle. Recommended.ps: Remastered sound is excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Toots on 11 Feb. 2012
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It just swings beautifully the man was a genius. My collection grows because of his magic touch and magnificent improvisation
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By Lenny on 10 Sept. 2014
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Great cd. Love Bill Evans. Recommend!
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