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Bill Evans was one of the most innovative jazz pianists of the latter half of the 20th Century, and this album shows him in fine form. All the songs on here are Burt Bacharach covers - but rest assured that does not mean that everything descends into schmaltz.
Bacharach is a composer of suprising merit, and the angular, bitter sweet qualities of his melodies go together very well with Evan's approach. The fact that this isn't just another collection of standards means that it's an album you'll return to again and again.
The production on this album - by Helen Keane, Evan's manager at the time - deserves special praise, and this is in fact where the problem starts. The original… Read more