Living Time
Studio album by
RecordedMay 12–14, 1972 in New York City
ProducerHelen Keane
Bill Evans chronology
The Bill Evans Album
Living Time
The Tokyo Concert
George Russell chronology
Listen to the Silence
Living Time
Vertical Form VI
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]

Living Time is an album by the Bill Evans George Russell Orchestra recorded in 1972 and released on the Columbia label, featuring performances by Evans with an orchestra conducted by Russell.[3]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2 stars and stated "The music on this set unfortunately is not all that interesting. Russell's lengthy and episodic work "Living Time" (which has eight "events") features crowded ensembles as played by Evans' trio plus 19 musicians (including two additional keyboardists). Despite the major names in the "backup group" the focus throughout is on Evans' acoustic and electric keyboards. The problem is that the music is rather dull and surprisingly forgettable."[4]

Track listing

All compositions by George Russell
  1. "Living Time: Event I" – 3:50
  2. "Living Time: Event II" – 8:22
  3. "Living Time: Event III" – 2:47
  4. "Living Time: Event IV" – 5:30
  5. "Living Time: Event V" – 11:52
  6. "Living Time: Event VI" – 4:13
  7. "Living Time: Event VII" – 2:07
  8. "Living Time: Event VIII" – 5:38



  1. ^ "Living Time - The George Russell Orchestra | AllMusic". 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 73. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ George Russell discography accessed 11 November 2009.
  4. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 11 November 2009.