Bill Evans records ‘Alone,’ his first piano solo album for Verve (1968)

Bill Evans’ ‘Alone’ is his first piano solo album, recorded on September 23, October 8 & 21, 1968 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Here’S That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 05:21 . 2.A Time For Love (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) – 05:06 . 3.Midnight Mood (Joe Zawinul, Ben Raleigh) – 05:20 . 4.On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) (Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner) – 04:48 . 5.Never Let Me Go (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) – 14:32

Musicians : Bill Evans – Piano

Production : Produced By Helen Keane . Dennis Drake – Mastering . Ray Hall – Engineer . Val Valentin – Engineer

Package : Bill Evans – Liner Notes . Ellie Hughes – Design . Tom Hughes – Design . Sid Maurer – Art Direction . Nancy Reiner – Cover Design . Richard Seidel – Liner Notes

Recorded On September 23, 1968, October 8 & 21, 1968.

Released In 1968 By Verve.

Bill Evans

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JazzWax
As Evans knew only too well, the bass and drums weren’t novelty instruments. They were there to keep time and provide acoustic contrast. Without the wisp of brushes or throb of an upright bass, Evans’ thickening agents invariably would creep in and weigh down pretty songs. For example, […]

1st Piano
Alone’ is no ‘easy listening’. Throughout the album attention and focus is claimed from the listener. The 14-minute-version of ‘Never Let Me Go’ goes deep and Mr. Evan’s is right in stating that such long explorations reinvent the meaning of the phrase “solo piano. […]

nervenet @ RateYourMusic
No multi-tracking, no band, just Evans solo, playing four across the A-side and one extended slice of genius over the B. T […]

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Bill Evans’ ‘Alone’

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