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Homecoming [Bill Evans (Piano)]

  • 1. Re: Person I Knew
    2. Midnight Mood
    3. Laurie
    4. Song From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)
    5. Turn Out the Stars
    6. Very Early
    7. But Beautiful
    8. I Loves You Porgy
    9. Up With the Lark
    10. Minha (All Mine)
    11. I Do It For You
    12. Someday My Prince Will Come
    13. Interview With Bill Evans by Rod Starns
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9291

  • Credits
    ProducerEric Miller
    EngineerRon Nethercutt

    Bill Evans Trio: Bill Evans (piano); Marc Johnson (bass); Joe La Barbera (drums).
    Recorded live at Southeastern Louisiana State University, Hammond, Louisiana on Novermber 6, 1979. Includes liner notes by Ron Nethercutt.
    Digitally remastered by Joe Tarrantino (1999, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
    A previously unreleased concert recording by the legendary Bill Evans would be great news anyway, but this one is particularly special because it documents a 1979 performance at Southeastern Louisiana University, Evans' alma mater and a place for which he had especially warm feelings. Accompanied by the young bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe La Barbera, Evans plays a generous set of familiar tunes, including such standbys as "Re: Person I Knew," "Turn Out the Stars," and "I Loves You, Porgy." The album's last track is a six-minute interview conducted by Rod Starns. Although the sound quality is iffy -- the stereo balance is tilted markedly to the listener's left and the drums are poorly miked -- the program is excellent and Evans is playing near peak form. Johnson's playing betrays a strong Scott LaFaro influence, especially on his two duets with Evans and on the trio's shimmering performance of "Someday My Prince Will Come." This disc is a valuable historical document, but it's also a genuine pleasure to listen to. ~ Rick Anderson

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (11/99, pp.146-7) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...a likeable addition to the Evans canon....The accompanying interview reinforces the man's bookish image, but he, rightly, lets his fingers do the real talking."
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