Waltz for Debby
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1964
RecordedAugust 29, 1964
Stockholm, Sweden
GenreVocal jazz
LabelVerve
Bill Evans chronology
Nirvana
(1964)
Waltz for Debby
(1964)
Trio '65
(1965)
Alternative Cover
Cover of the 2006 Verve reissue
Cover of the 2006 Verve reissue

Waltz for Debby is a 1964 album in English and Swedish by the American jazz pianist Bill Evans and the Swedish singer Monica Zetterlund.

It was reissued by Verve Records in 2006.[1]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Thom Jurek wrote of the album: "The match is seemingly perfect. Evans' lyricism is well suited to a breezy, sophisticated songstress like Monica Zetterlund. There is an iciness on this recording, but it is difficult to decipher if it is in the performance or in the engineering where she seems to be way out in front of the band, when she was really in the middle of all the musicians in the studio... The Swedish version of "Waltz for Debby" is a true delight because Zetterlund's voice becomes another instrument, soloing over the top of Evans' stunning selection of comping chords. In all this is an odd but special item, one that is necessary—for at least one listen—by any serious fan of the pianist and composer."[2]

Track listing

  1. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 4:41
  2. "A Beautiful Rose (Jag Vet en Dejlig Rosa) – 2:53
  3. "Once Upon a Summertime" (Eddie Barclay, Michel Legrand, Johnny Mercer) – 3:03
  4. "So Long Big Time" (Harold Arlen, Dory Previn) – 3:49
  5. "Waltz for Debby (Monicas Vals)" (Bill Evans, Beppe Wolgers) – 2:47
  6. "Lucky to Be Me" (Leonard Bernstein) – 3:36
  7. "Sorrow Wind (Vindarna Sucka) – 3:03
  8. "It Could Happen to You" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:00
  9. "Some Other Time" (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) – 5:35
  10. "In the Night (Om Natten)" (Olle Adolphson) – 1:40

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Verve Music Group web site entry.
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Waltz for Debby > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011.