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||Here's That Rainy Day (Webster Hall Version)||Bill Evans||5:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Time for Love (Webster Hall Version)||Bill Evans||5:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Midnight Mood (Webster Hall Version)||Bill Evans||5:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) [Webster Hall Version]||Bill Evans||4:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Never Let Me Go (Webster Hall Version)||Bill Evans||14:34||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Two Lonely People (A.K.A. The Man and the Woman)||Bill Evans||6:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Here's That Rainy Day (Alternate Take)||Bill Evans||5:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Time for Love (Alternate Take)||Bill Evans||4:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Midnight Mood (Alternate Take)||Bill Evans||4:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) [Alternate Take]||Bill Evans||4:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Never Let Me Go (Alternate Take)||Bill Evans||10:36||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Medley: All the Things You Are/Midnight Mood (Webster Hall Version)||Bill Evans||4:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
The recording date of this solo outing by pianist Bill Evans has been listed as both September 1968 and December 1969; the latter seems the more logical entry. This is Evans' final Verve album. He plays five long solos (including a fourteen-and-a-half -minute exploration of "Never Let Me Go"). The repertoire includes "Here's That Rainy Day," "A Time for Love," "Midnight Mood," and "On a Clear Day." This set is recommended to Bill Evans completists who already have many of his other recordings.
who does these reviews? can we stop letting the people who think the Ramones are the greatest band in the history of music review the jazz albums? please?
A gem of an album
Contrary to the primary review of this album, I thoroughly enjoyed the 14 1/2 minute version of Never Let Me Go and agree with Mr. Evan's own liner notes that such a long exploration reinvents the meaning of the phrase "solo piano." He takes his time with multiple choruses that offer fresh perspectives and emotion, without the distraction of an audience (listening or having dinner). As well, Here's That Rainy Day delves deeply into the harmonic possibilites when in the hands of a true genious. So, rest assured that there is much to enjoy here for any range of listener.
An excellent collection of solo piano work
Although some contend that a few of these tracks may be rambling, it seems more that they are just expertly developed by this harmonic craftsman. I also disagree that this is an uninspired group of songs. They are merely songs that sound good in the solo piano format. Midnight Mood, especially, is one of my favorites and is covered 2 1/2 times on this album alone.
Born: August 16, 1929 in Plainfield, NJ
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s