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In January 1967.

In 1967, “Verve” label released “A Simple Matter of Conviction”, the 32nd Bill Evans album. It was recorded on October 4, 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Eddie Gómez- bass
  • Shelly Manne- drums

Track listing:

  1. A Simple Matter of Conviction – Bill Evans
  2. Stella by Starlight – Victor Young, Ned Washington
  3. Unless It’s You (Orbit) – Bill Evans
  4. Laura – Mercer, Raksin
  5. My Melancholy Baby – Ernie Burnett, George Norton, W. E. Watson
  6. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – Bassman, Ned Washington
  7. Star Eyes – Gene de Paul, Don Raye
  8. Only Child – Bill Evans
  9. These Things Called Changes – Bill Evans
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In January 1964.

In January 1964, “Riverside” label released “How My Heart Sings!”, the 13th Bill Evans album. It was recorded May – June 1963, at “Sound Makers Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Chuck Israels- bass
  • Paul Motian- drums

Track listing:

  1. How My Heart Sings – Earl Zindars
  2. I Should Care – Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston
  3. In Your Own Sweet Way – Dave Brubeck
  4. In Your Own Sweet Way – alternate take – bonus track
  5. Walking Up – Bill Evans
  6. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  7. 34 Skidoo – Bill Evans
  8. Ev’rything I Love – Cole Porter
  9. Show-Type Tune – Bill Evans

In January 1960.

In 1960, “Riverside” label released “Portrait in Jazz”, the sixth Bill Evans. It was recorded in December 1959, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York Studios, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans– piano
  • Scott LaFaro– bass
  • Paul Motian– drums
  • Jack Higgins – engineer
  • George Horn – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  2. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer
  3. Witchcraft – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  4. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  5. Peri’s Scope – Bill Evans
  6. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter
  7. Spring Is Here – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  9. Blue in Green – Miles Davis, Bill Evans

In December 1962.

 

In December 1962, “Riverside” label released “Moon Beams”, the twelve Bill Evans album. It was recorded May – June 1962, at “Sound Makers Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Chuck Israels- bass
  • Paul Motian- drums

Track listing:

  1. Re: Person I Knew – Bill Evans
  2. Polka Dots and Moonbeams – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  3. I Fall in Love Too Easily – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  4. Stairway to the Stars – Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish
  5. If You Could See Me Now – Tadd Dameron
  6. It Might as Well Be Spring – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. In Love in Vain – Leo Robin, Jerome Kern
  8. Very Early – Bill Evans

 

On November 9, 1993.

On November 9, 1993, “Verve” label released “Time Remembered: John McLaughlin Plays Bill Evans”, the ninth John McLaughlin solo album. It was recorded March 1993,  and was produced by John McLaughlin.

Personnel:

  • John McLaughlin– acoustic guitar, mixing supervision, linear notes
  • Alexandre Delfa – acoustic guitar
  • Yan Maresz – acoustic bass
  • Pascal Rabatti – acoustic guitar
  • François Szonyi – acoustic guitar
  • Jean-Philippe Allard – executive producer
  • Paolo Bocchi – assistant engineer
  • Dario Bontempi, Max Costa – engineer
  • Charles French, Jean-Pierre Larcher – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Evans; except where noted.

  1. Prologue
  2. Very Early (Homage to Bill Evans) – Bill Evans, John McLaughlin
  3. Only Child
  4. Waltz for Debby – Bill Evans, Gene Lees
  5. Homage – John McLaughlin
  6. My Bells
  7. Time Remembered
  8. Song for Helen
  9. Turn Out the Stars
  10. We Will Meet Again
  11. Epilogue

 

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Riverside” label released “Explorations”, the seventh Bill Evans album. It was recorded on February 2, 1961, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews. “Explorations” won the Billboard Jazz Critics Best Piano LP poll for 1961.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Scott LaFaro- bass
  • Paul Motian– drums
  • Bill Stoddard – engineer
  • Shigeo Miyamoto – mastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Israel – John Carisi
  2. Haunted Heart – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  3. Beautiful Love” (take 2) – Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne, Victor Young, Haven Gillespie
  4. Elsa – Earl Zindars
  5. Nardis – Miles Davis
  6. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  7. I Wish I Knew – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
  8. Sweet and Lovely – Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias

In March 1959.

In March 1959, “Riverside” label released “Everybody Digs Bill Evans”, the third Bill Evans studio album. It was recorded on December 15, 1958, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  1. Minority – Gigi Gryce
  2. Young and Foolish – Albert Hague, Arnold B. Horwitt
  3. Lucky to Be Me – Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green
  4. Night and Day – Cole Porter
  5. Tenderly – Walter Gross
  6. Peace Piece – Bill Evans
  7. What Is There to Say? – Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg
  8. Oleo – Sonny Rollins
  9. Epilogue – Bill Evans

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Sam Jones- bass
  • Philly Joe Jones- drums