Alone
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Studio album by
ReleasedPossibly early 1970
RecordedSeptember 23, 1968
October 8 & 21, 1968
Webster Hall, New York City
GenreJazz
Length35:07 original LP
LabelVerve
V6-8792
ProducerHelen Keane
Bill Evans chronology
What's New
(1969)
Alone
(1970)
Montreux II
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[1]

Alone is an album by jazz musician Bill Evans, recorded in late-1968 for Verve Records.

Background

Alone was recorded at Webster Hall in the East Village, which was reserved for two recording sessions in October of 1968. A Steinway & Sons concert grand piano model D-274 was chosen by Bill Evans for this recording.

Release

The year of release is unclear, even though a release in the first months of 1970 is a strong possibility.[2] The Grammy Award-winning Alone was Bill Evans' first single piano solo album following in the footsteps of his 1963 Verve session Conversations with Myself (three pianos overdubbed) and his 1967 Further Conversations with Myself, also on Verve (two pianos overdubbed). It has been reissued in various forms with additional tracks and alternate takes from sessions on September 23, October 8 and 21st.[3]

Track listing

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

Additional tracks on 1988 CD reissue:

  1. "Medley: All the Things You Are/Midnight Mood" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)/(Joe Zawinul, Ben Raleigh) – 4:11
  2. "A Time for Love" (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) – 6:56
The 2002 CD reissue includes other alternate takes.

Personnel

Technical

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References

  1. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 457. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  2. ^ Billboard May 23, 1970
  3. ^ Liner Notes Bill Evans "Alone" Verve CD 833 801-2
  4. ^ Credits - Alone; Discogs. Retrieved 2017-07-13.