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Posted October 1, 2010
Ignore the All Music Guide review
The All Music Guide reviewer above clearly either gave this album a cursory listen, or does not appreciate the subtlety of an artist like Bill Evans. Besides winning a Grammy award, this album allowed Evans a chance to really stretch out. I don't get the sense at all that he misses the interplay of his trio. His solos are quite the opposite of rambling. In fact, I think the solos on this album are some of the most concentrated and melodic that Evans ever created. For a man who proclaimed on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio show that he's "not a solo pianist," Evans created a masterful album that's quite understated in its virtuosity. Evans' command of harmonic shading is fully exposed here, and his reworking of the tunes imply as much European classical lyricism as jazz sensibility. In fact, I would recommend this album over the more popular and over-dubbed "Conversations with Myself." If you really want to appreciate the playing of Bill Evans, this is one of the top 5 Bill Evans albums you should buy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.