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Bill Evans The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album

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Bill Evans The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album on LP

This 1975 collection, a triumph in the careers of both Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, was made at a time when these masters each seemed in relative decline. Bennett, considered of limited audience appeal in the heady adolescence of rock, was without a major-label contract while Evans, then well into his second decade of leading a trio, was often accused of having grown too comfortable in a familiar format. Whether lack of commercial pressures freed Bennett to embark on his most open and vulnerable recital, or the need to find new settings presented Evans with the challenge of supporting a singer that he rarely filled on record, or both, the resulting music is some of the most heartfelt and human in that rarely entered realm where jazz and pop music merge.

Bill Evans rarely accompanied singers. He didn't consider it one of his accomplishments. An expert on accompanists, Tony Bennett's flawless ear told him that Evans' sensitivity, touch, and deep harmonic wisdom would make him a perfect collaborator. In such circumstances, with no orchestra for cover and no rhythm section for buoyancy, a singer's control, intonation, and steadiness are in bold relief. None of Bennett's recordings discloses more clearly his mastery of those elements. Evans, whose singing piano lines were inevitably described as lyrical, illuminates Bennett's supreme interpretation of lyrics while his own solos "sing" beautifully. 

Bill Evans The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album Track Listing:

1. Young And Foolish
2. The Touch Of Your Lips 
3. Some Other Time 
4. When In Rome 
5. We'll Be Together Again 
6. My Foolish Heart 
7. Waltz For Debby 
8. But Beautiful 
9. Days Of Wine And Roses
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1. Young And Foolish
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9. Days Of Wine And Roses

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