I Will Say Goodbye
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Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedMay 11–13, 1977
StudioFantasy Studios, Berkeley
GenreJazz
Length46:19
LabelFantasy
F 9593
ProducerHelen Keane
The Bill Evans Trio chronology
We Will Meet Again
(1979)
I Will Say Goodbye
(1980)
You Must Believe in Spring
(1981)

I Will Say Goodbye is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, recorded in 1977 but not released until 1980.

Reception

At the 23rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1981, I Will Say Goodbye won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and We Will Meet Again won the Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Group awards.[1]

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album four out of five stars, calling it "[f]ine post-bop music from an influential piano giant".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

Track listing

  1. "I Will Say Goodbye" (Legrand) – 3:30
  2. "Dolphin Dance" (Herbie Hancock) – 6:04
  3. "Seascape" (Johnny Mandel) – 5:23
  4. "Peau Douce" (Steve Swallow) – 4:18
  5. "Nobody Else but Me" (Hammerstein II, Kern) – 5:06 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "I Will Say Goodbye" [Take 2] (Legrand) – 4:51
  7. "The Opener" (Bill Evans) – 6:13
  8. "Quiet Light" (Earl Zindars) – 2:29
  9. "A House Is Not a Home" (Bacharach, David) – 4:38
  10. "Orson's Theme" (Legrand) – 3:47 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[5]

Production

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Jazz Albums[6] 37

References

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards 1981". Awards and Shows. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Bill Evans – I Will Say Goodbye - review". AllMusic. Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Swenson, John, ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. New York: Random House/Rolling Stone Press. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ "Bill Evans – I Will Say Goodbye - credits". AllMusic. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Bill Evans - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on August 7, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.