Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay (album).jpg
Live album by
Released1998
RecordedNovember 4, 1973
GenreJazz
Length37:38
LabelMilestone
ProducerEric Miller
Bill Evans chronology
Turn Out the Stars: The Final Village Vanguard Recordings
(1996)
Half Moon Bay
(1998)
Piano Player
(1998)

Half Moon Bay is a live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Eddie Gómez and Marty Morell recorded at the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, in Half Moon Bay, California in 1973 and released on the Milestone label in 1998.[1]

Reception

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars and called it "some of the better live work from Evans during this period of his life".[2] The All About Jazz review by Douglas Payne stated "Well recorded and produced, Half Moon Bay is a welcome addition to the burgeoning Bill Evans catalog and presents a compelling argument for the notability of this trio, featuring bassist Eddie Gomez, as one of the pianist's three best. Recommended".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Bill Evans except as indicated
  1. Introductions - 0:41
  2. "Waltz for Debby" - 6:25
  3. "Time Remembered" - 5:46
  4. "Very Early" - 6:05
  5. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) - 4:47
  6. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) - 5:17
  7. "Quiet Now" (Denny Zeitlin) - 5:12
  8. "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 6:35
  9. "How My Heart Sings" (Earl Zindars) - 4:47
  10. "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Frank Churchill, Larry Morey) - 6:59
  • Recorded at Pete Douglas' Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, in Half Moon Bay, CA on November 4, 1973.

Personnel

Technical

References

  1. ^ Bill Evans discography accessed March 22, 2010
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed March 22, 2010
  3. ^ Payne, D. Half Moon Bay Review, All About Jazz, October 1, 1998
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 459. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.