Saturday, February 2, 2013

Bill Evans - Conversations with Myself (Verve, 1963)


(BTW, this is not the cover I have, I just love the extra verbiage :) )

I don't know if I'd call this record "almost psychedelic", which is how my old pal Dr. Jazz at the Baltimore Soundgarden record store described it to me. But I'm sure glad he did, because that was a serious selling point for a heady youth like myself...

What I can say is that if you love Bill Evans' piano work, why wouldn't you want to hear him play three pianos simultaneously through the magic of overdubbing?!?!

Seriously, a beautiful record, in the moment I'm writing this, I'm listening to what's gotta be the highlight for me, the final track, "Sleepin' Bee". I'm not much for the cult of genius (except when I'm hyperbolizing, which is, like, ALL THE TIME), but...you know.


3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, my generous friend, for this and for the Brazil collection, too. All good wishes,

    Iggy

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  2. BTW, Bill Evans used Glenn Gould's piano for this session. They had a mutual admiration thing going.

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