Re: Person I Knew
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Live album by
RecordedJanuary 11 & 12, 1974
ProducerHelen Keane, Orrin Keepnews
Bill Evans chronology
You Must Believe in Spring
Re: Person I Knew
Quiet Now

Re: Person I Knew is a live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Eddie Gómez and Marty Morell recorded at the Village Vanguard in New York City in 1974 and released on the Fantasy label in 1981.[1] Additional recordings from Evans' 1974 Village Vanguard performances were also issued on the album Since We Met (1974). The name of the album (and its title-track) is an anagram on the name of Orrin Keepnews, who produced for Evans while he was signed with Riverside Records, and who was one of his earliest champions.[2]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and states: "even though the results fall short of classic, they should interest Bill Evans collectors".[3]

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

Track listing

All compositions by Bill Evans except as indicated
  1. "Re: Person I Knew" - 5:20
  2. "Sugar Plum" - 8:17
  3. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 4:59
  4. "T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)" - 5:31
  5. "Excerpt from Dolphin Dance/Very Early" (Herbie Hancock/Bill Evans) - 7:26
  6. "34 Skidoo" - 6:05
  7. "Emily" (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) - 5:17
  8. "Are You All the Things" - 6:21
  • Recorded at the Village Vanguard, New York City, on January 11 & 12, 1974.



Main article: Bill Evans discography


  1. ^ Bill Evans discography accessed March 22, 2010
  2. ^ Gottlieb, Robert, ed. (1996). Reading Jazz. A gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now. Pantheon Books. p. 424. ISBN 0-679-44251-0.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed March 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.