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Bill Evans - At Town Hall Vol 1
Bill Evans - At Town Hall Vol 1
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Bill Evans - At Town Hall Vol 1

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Release Date 18/11/2022
Format LP
Label Verve (Acoustic Sounds Series)
Catalogue Number 3807569


Of pianist Bill Evans' many live albums, At Town Hall ... Vol. 1 has always been among his most delicate and elegant.

Evans' playing is taut and graceful, with lovely long improvisational lines and a snappy, fluid attack on the keyboard. The mix of standards and two originals — one was a suite in memory of his' father, who died just three days earlier — also were neatly selected and assembled.

Despite playing New York club dates for 10 years, the Town Hall recording on February 21, 1966 was Evans' first New York concert appearance. Evans played the first half of the Town Hall concert with just bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Arnie Wise, and the second half with an orchestra. The orchestra performed four Al Cohn-arranged tunes: "Willow Weep for Me" and "What Kind of Fool Am I" as well as Evans' originals "Funkallero" and "Waltz for Debby."

Tracklist

1. I Should Care
2. Spring Is Here
3. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
4. Make Someone Happy
5. Prologue
6. Improvisation On Two Themes: Story Line - Turn Out The Stars
7. Epilogue

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