We Will Meet Again
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Studio album by
Released1979
RecordedAugust 6–9, 1979
New York City
GenreJazz
Length61:33
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerHelen Keane
Bill Evans chronology
Affinity
(1979)
We Will Meet Again
(1979)
I Will Say Goodbye
(1980)

We Will Meet Again is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans made for Warner Bros. Records in 1979. It is notable in that it is Evans's last studio recording.

After the suicide of Bill Evans' older brother, Harry, earlier in 1979, Bill made this album with his brother in mind, "We Will Meet Again" is addressed to Harry.

Just after Harry's suicide, Bill Evans started a relationship with a Canadian waitress named Laurie Verchomin, the track "Laurie" is named after her. Laurie eventually took care of Bill Evans until his death, she was the last person he saw before he died.

Reception

At the Grammy Awards of 1981, I Will Say Goodbye won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and We Will Meet Again won the Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Group awards.[1]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4 stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

Track listing

All tracks by Bill Evans except where noted.

  1. "Comrade Conrad" – 10:05
  2. "Laurie" – 8:20
  3. "Bill's Hit Tune" – 10:49
  4. "For All We Know (We May Never Meet Again)" (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) – 3:37
  5. "Five" – 9:10
  6. "Only Child" – 10:47
  7. "Peri's Scope" – 6:11
  8. "We Will Meet Again" – 2:34

Personnel

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[5]

Production

Charts

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Jazz Albums[6] 36

Discography

Main article: Bill Evans discography

References

  1. ^ "Awards & Shows – Grammy Awards 1981". awardsandshows.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Allmusic: Bill Evans - We Will Meet Again - review". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ "Allmusic: Bill Evans - We Will Meet Again - credits". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Allmusic: Bill Evans - Awards". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on August 7, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.