Bill Evans’ ‘Conversations with Myself’ is a solo album recorded on February 6, 9 & May 20, 1963 and released the same year by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.’Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 06:35 . 2.How About You? (Burton Lane, Ralph Freed) – 02:50 . 3.Spartacus Love Theme (Alex North) – 05:10 . 4.Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) – 04:32 . 5.Stella By Starlight (Ben Young, Washington) – 04:52 . 6.Hey There (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) – 04:31 . 7.N.Y.C.’S No Lark (Bill Evans) – 05:36 . 8.Just You, Just Me (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) – 02:37
Musicians : Bill Evans – Piano
Production : Produced By Creed Taylor
Package : Bill Evans – Liner Notes . Philip Bailey – Liner Notes . Roy De Carava – Photography . Gene Lees – Liner Notes
Recorded On February 6, 9 & May 20, 1963.
Released In 1963 By Verve.
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