We Will Meet Again
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 6–9, 1979
New York City
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerHelen Keane
Bill Evans chronology
We Will Meet Again
The Paris Concert: Edition One

We Will Meet Again is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans, released through Warner Bros. Records in 1979. 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.


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

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.[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


Credits adapted from AllMusic.[5]



Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Jazz Albums[6] 36


Main article: Bill Evans discography


  1. ^ "Allmusic: Bill Evans - We Will Meet Again - review". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ "Awards & Shows – Grammy Awards 1981". awardsandshows.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Allmusic: Bill Evans - We Will Meet Again - credits". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on June 24, 2022. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Allmusic: Bill Evans - Awards". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on August 7, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.