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Empathy/A Simple Matter of Conviction

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Two of pianist Bill Evans' better Verve recordings are combined on this single CD. Although separated by over four years time, in both cases the lyrical pianist is joined by drummer Shelly Manne; the bass spot is taken by either Monty Budwig or Eddie Gomez the latter was making his recorded debut with Evans. The earlier session the pianist's first project for Verve has some unusual material including a pair of Irving Berlin obscurities "The Washington Twist" and "Let's Go Back to the Waltz", "Danny Boy" and "I Believe in You." The later date is most notable for including four obscure Evans tunes including "Only Child" and "These Things Called Changes" plus his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Two of pianist Bill Evans' better Verve recordings are combined on this single CD. Although separated by over four years time, in both cases the lyrical pianist is joined by drummer Shelly Manne; the bass spot is taken by either Monty Budwig or Eddie Gomez the latter was making his recorded debut with Evans. The earlier session the pianist's first project for Verve has some unusual material including a pair of Irving Berlin obscurities "The Washington Twist" and "Let's Go Back to the Waltz", "Danny Boy" and "I Believe in You." The later date is most notable for including four obscure Evans tunes including "Only Child" and "These Things Called Changes" plus his interpretation of "My Melancholy Baby" and some more conventional material. In any case, fans of the influential pianist will want to pick up this generous set which contains nearly 73 minutes of intriguing music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 042283775725
  • Catalog Number: 8377572
  • Sales rank: 45,391

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Evans Primary Artist, Piano
Eddie Gomez Bass
Shelly Manne Drums
Monty Budwig Bass
Technical Credits
Eddie Gomez Contributor
Shelly Manne Contributor
Monty Budwig Contributor
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Richard Seidel Contributor
Creed Taylor Producer
Val Valentin Contributor, Director Of Engineering
Tom "Curly" Ruff Remastering
Seth Rothstein Contributor
Acy Lehman Cover Design
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
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