|The Last Waltz: The Final Recordings|
|Live album by|
|Recorded||August 31, September 1–8, 1980|
|Bill Evans chronology|
The Last Waltz: The Final Recordings is an 8-CD box set live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Marc Johnson and Joe LaBarbera recorded during a nine night residency at Keystone Korner in San Francisco in 1980 and released on the Milestone label in 2000. Additional recordings from this concert series were released as Consecration: The Final Recordings Part 2 released in 2002.
The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "This set confirms what Warner Bros. Turn Out The Stars box - recorded three months before - indicated, that Evans' last months on this planet produced a lot of prime vintage music, even though the pianist was merely reprising and refining a direction that had been set in stone long before". The All About Jazz review by Mark Corroto stated "The then unauthorized taping is of good quality, and for fans of the great one these recordings remind us of the beauty that the tragedy of living is".
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|||