Tony Bennett & Bill Evans Album - (Import CD)
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- Pop Vocal
- Classic Pop Vocals
- Mono / Stereo
- Helen Keane; Cheryl Pawelski (Reissue)
- The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
Personnel: Tony Bennett (vocals); Bill Evans (piano).
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California from June 10-13, 1975. Originally released on Fantasy (9489).
Digitally remastered by Alan Yoshida using XRCD (Extended Resolution Compact Disc) technology (Ocean Way/JVC Mastering).
Personnel: Tony Bennett (vocals); Bill Evans (piano); Tony Bennett; Bill Evans .
Audio Mixer: Stephen Hart .
Audio Remasterer: George Horn.
Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (06/10/1975-06/13/1975).
Photographers: Phil Bray; Tommy Vano.
In 1975, Tony Bennett was not known for small-scale, cabaret-style sonic settings. Nor was jazz innovator Bill Evans known for working with "pop" singers. As this landmark collaboration (so satisfying it prompted a successor) proved, the pair were eminently compatible. Both possessed an unparalleled sensitivity and an ability to scale dynamic extremes from subtlety to bravura. Bennett sings with unprecedented delicacy and intimacy over Evans's technicolor arrangements. The latter's piano textures are complex, elegant and endlessly shifting as they accompany Bennett's tender ministrations on a program of mostly standards. So definitive is the singer's work here that Bennett neophytes could safely begin their exploration with this album.
- Country of Origin
- Universal Distribution
- Tony Bennett/Bill Evans (Piano)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Young and Foolish
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Touch of Your Lips, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Some Other Time
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] When in Rome
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] We'll Be Together Again
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] My Foolish Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Waltz for Debby
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] But Beautiful
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Days of Wine and Roses
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Young and Foolish - (previously unreleased, Take 4)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Touch of Your Lips, The - (previously unreleased, Take 1)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Some Other Time - (previously unreleased, Take 7)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] When in Rome - (previously unreleased, Take 11)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Waltz for Debby - (previously unreleased, Take 8)
- Studio / Live
Down Beat (9/90) - 3 Stars - Good - "..Evans' only stint I've heard him accompanying a singer...Evans is subdued but firmly pulling the beat, soloing briefly and winningly."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The combination of Bennett's majestic croon with Evans' lush, romantic piano accompaniment results in a feast for the ears."
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