Letter to Evan
Live album by
RecordedJuly 21, 1980
LabelDreyfus Jazz
Bill Evans chronology
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Letter to Evan is a live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Marc Johnson and Joe LaBarbera recorded at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in 1980 about two months before his death. It was released on the Dreyfus Jazz label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and states "Evans is heard with one of his finest trios... in surprisingly enthusiastic and creative form; there is no hint that the end is near... Easily recommended for true Bill Evans fans".[2]

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Track listing

All compositions by Bill Evans except as indicated
  1. "Emily" (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) - 5:33
  2. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Mercer) - 8:25
  3. "Knit for Mary F." - 6:07
  4. "Like Someone in Love" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 7:06
  5. "Your Story" - 3:56
  6. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 8:26
  7. "My Man's Gone Now" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 6:07
  8. "Letter to Evan" - 8:03
  • Recorded at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London, England on July 21, 1980



  1. ^ Bill Evans discography accessed March 23, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 5, 2011