|You Must Believe in Spring|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||August 23–25, 1977|
|Studio||Capitol Studios, Los Angeles|
|Producer||Helen Keane, Tommy LiPuma|
|Bill Evans chronology|
|All About Jazz||(favorable) |
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|||
You Must Believe in Spring is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, recorded by Evans, bassist Eddie Gómez, and drummer Eliot Zigmund in August 1977, and released after Evans' death in September 1980.
The album was Evans's last recording sessions done with Gomez on bass, who left after eleven years with Evans to pursue other musical projects. The same year, Evans also recorded the title song in duet with jazz vocalist Tony Bennett on their second album, Together Again.
The album's two originals by Evans are dedicated to his common-law wife Ellaine Schultz and his brother Harry, both of whom had taken their own lives. The album also features the Johnny Mandel song Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless).
Rhino reissued the album on compact disc in 2003 with three bonus tracks added, including a take on the only song from Kind of Blue that Evans did not play on, "Freddie Freeloader." The liner notes, by CD reissue producer Richard Siedel, indicate that Evans plays electric piano on "Without a Song"; if so, it is not audible on the track. However, within the list of personnel on the CD reissue version, Evans is credited with Acoustic and Electric Piano only on "Freddie Freeloader". The rendition begins on acoustic piano and switches at 3:43 to a Fender Rhodes electric piano for most of the duration of the piece. After Zigmund's spirited drum solo at 6:52, Evans resumes playing acoustic piano through the finale.
|1.||"B Minor Waltz (for Ellaine)"||Bill Evans||3:12|
|2.||"You Must Believe in Spring"||Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Jacques Demy, Michel Legrand||5:37|
|3.||"Gary's Theme"||Gary McFarland||4:15|
|4.||"We Will Meet Again (for Harry)"||Bill Evans||3:59|
|1.||"The Peacocks"||Jimmy Rowles||6:00|
|2.||"Sometime Ago"||Sergio Mihanovich||4:52|
|3.||"Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)"||Johnny Mandel, Mike Altman||5:53|
Main article: Bill Evans discography