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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1963[1]
RecordedJuly 16 & 17, 1962[2]
StudioSound Makers Studio, New York City
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Bill Evans Trio chronology
At Shelly's Manne-Hole
How My Heart Sings!

Interplay is a 1963 album by jazz musician Bill Evans. It was recorded in July 1962 in New York City for Riverside Records. The Interplay Sessions is a 1982 Milestone album that includes the entirety of this album, and tracks recorded for Riverside on August 21 and 22 of the same year with a different lineup (with Zoot Sims and Ron Carter, and without Freddie Hubbard and Percy Heath). The Interplay Sessions peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts in 1983.[3] The CD reissue Interplay adds another take of "I'll Never Smile Again" as a bonus track. At the Grammy Awards of 1984, Orrin Keepnews won the Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for the reissue.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[5]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow called the album "Excellent music."[3]

Track listing

  1. "You and the Night and the Music" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 7:04
  2. "When You Wish upon a Star" (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington) – 5:45
  3. "I'll Never Smile Again" [take 7; original take] (Ruth Lowe) – 6:32
  4. "I'll Never Smile Again" [take 6] – 6:38 [on CD reissue only]
  5. "Interplay" (Bill Evans) – 8:14
  6. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 5:06
  7. "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)" (Harry Barris, Ted Koehler, Billy Moll) – 6:24



  1. ^ June 22, 1963
  2. ^ Jazz Discography Project. "Bill Evans Catalog". Retrieved February 15, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "Interplay > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 456. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.