Bill Evans records ‘Interplay’ with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard (1962)

Bill Evans‘ ‘Interplay’ is an album recorded on July 16–17 and August 21, 1962, with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard and released the same year by Riverside.

Track Listing : 1.You And The Night And The Music (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 07:04 . 2.When You Wish Upon A Star (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington) – 05:45 . 3.I’Ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) – 06:32 . 4.I’Ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) – 06:38 . 5.Interplay (Bill Evans) – 08:14 . 6.You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 05:06 . 7.Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) (Harry Barris, Ted Koehler, Billy Moll) – 06:24

Musicians : Bill Evans – Piano . Percy Heath – Bass . Philly Joe Jones – Drums . Jim Hall – Guitar . Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews . Tommy Nola – Engineer

Package : Ken Deardoff – Design . Joe Goldberg – Liner Notes . Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes

Recorded On July 16–17 And August 21, 1962.

Released In 1962 By Riverside.

(Source Bill Evans‘ ‘Interplay’ | The Bill Evans Webpages)


If unconfined simultaneous group improvisation – Free Jazz – marks one end of the jazz spectrum, then dazzling artistry within the confines of rhythm, tonality and melody must surely mark the other. Pianist Bill Evans seems to me the standard bearer for “Unfree Jazz” and this was my first Evans record. […]

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All things considered, Interplay is a very hopeful album. Furthermore, this being an occasion to lead a group larger than a trio, Evans does something really intriguing which is reflected in the two title-tracks, Interplay and Loose Bloose. In both numbers, the minor blues form is combined with an approach the pianist owed to his exposure to the music of Bach. […]

I much prefer evans work with his trio and while its always nice to hear philly joe on drums this sounds a little lacking in colour and vibrancy , also im not sure the guitarists style suits evans sound . […]


Bill Evans‘ ‘Interplay’


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