Bill Evans at Town Hall

Bill Evans at Town Hall


Bill Evans (piano), Chuck Israels (bass), Arnold Wise (drums)

Verve 8683

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - I Should Care
A2 - Spring Is Here
A3 - Who Can I Turn To? (When Nobody Needs Me)
B1 - Make Someone Happy
B2 - Solo In Memory Of His Father, Harry L. Evans, 1891-1966 :
B2.1 - Prologue
B2.2 - Improvisation on Two Themes : Story Line, Turn Out The Stars
B2.3 - Epilogue

Recorded on February 21, 1966 at The Town all, New York City.

Featuring Evans on solo piano as well as with bass player Chuck Israels (this is the last recording to feature Israels as a regular trio member) and Arnie Wise on drums, BILL EVANS AT TOWN HALL includes the first half of Evans's official New York concert debut in 1966. Evans's father died three days before the performance, and the pianist is not at his nuanced, otherworldly best. However, two original compositions are included : "One For Helen," and the four-part requiem, "In Memory of His Father, Harry L. Evans, 1891-1966." This somber solo piece draws on some earlier material, including its "Epilogue," which was originally recorded on EVERYBODY DIGS BILL EVANS, but the delicate, Satie-tinged "Prologue" is all new, and the central section yielded "Turn Out the Stars," which would become one of Evans's most well-known songs. The entire "In Memory" suite was performed only once again by Evans, in 1968, in memory of Robert Kennedy.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under