New Conversations
Studio album by
Released1978
RecordedJanuary 26-February 16, 1978
GenreJazz
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerHelen Keane
Bill Evans chronology
Crosscurrents
(1978)
New Conversations
(1978)
Affinity
(1979)

New Conversations is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1978.

New Conversations is Evans' third and final release in which he overdubs different piano tracks with his previously played track. The first release recorded in this manner was Conversations with Myself (1963) followed by Further Conversations with Myself (1967).

A noteworthy difference in this release is that Evans plays the Fender Rhodes electric piano as well as his customary acoustic piano.

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars writing "the results are less memorable than one might expect, for Bill Evans seemed always at his best in trio settings.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[3]

Track listing

All songs by Bill Evans unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Song for Helen" – 7:48
  2. "Nobody Else But Me" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 4:38
  3. "Maxine" – 4:40
  4. "For Nenette" – 7:19
  5. "I Love My Wife" (Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart) – 6:43
  6. "Remembering the Rain" – 4:29
  7. "After You" (Cole Porter) – 3:39
  8. "Reflections in D" (Duke Ellington) – 7:00

Personnel

Production

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard Jazz Albums 35

References

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 22, 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.