The Bill Evans Album
Studio album by
ReleasedEnd of August/early September 1971[1]
RecordedMay 11–12, 17, 19-20 and June 9, 1971
StudioCBS 30th Street Studio, New York City
GenreJazz
Length70:27
LabelColumbia
C 30855
ProducerHelen Keane
Bill Evans chronology
From Left to Right
(1971)
The Bill Evans Album
(1971)
Living Time
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings2.5/4 stars[3]

The Bill Evans Album is an album by the jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1971. It is his first album to feature all compositions written (or co-written), arranged and performed by Evans.

At the Grammy Awards of 1972, The Bill Evans Album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and the Best Jazz Performance by a Group awards.

The Bill Evans Memorial Library states it is the first recording in which Evans used a Fender Rhodes piano.[4]

The title of the song "Re: Person I Knew" is an anagram of the name of Evans' longtime producer, Orrin Keepnews.[5]

The cover image is based on a photograph taken by music photographer Don Hunstein.

The Bill Evans Album was reissued with three bonus alternative tracks by Sony in 2005.

Track listing

All songs by Bill Evans except where noted.

  1. "Funkallero" (Album Version) – 7:45
  2. "Two Lonely People" (Bill Evans, Carol Hall) – 6:10
  3. "Sugar Plum" (Album Version) – 7:02
  4. "Waltz For Debby" (Evans, Gene Lees) – 7:41
  5. "T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)" – 6:38
  6. "Re: Person I Knew" – 5:52
  7. "Comrade Conrad" (Album Version) – 7:34
    2005 reissue bonus tracks:
  8. "Waltz for Debby" [alternate take] (Evans, Gene Lees) – 7:47
  9. "Re: Person I Knew" [alternate take] – 7:16
  10. "Funkallero" [alternate take] – 6:09

Personnel

Production

Charts

Year Chart Position
1971 Billboard Jazz Albums 14

References

  1. ^ Billboard Aug 21, 1971
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 73. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 457. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ The Bill Evans Memorial Library
  5. ^ Original issue liner notes by Fred Binkley, 1971.