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Bill Evans

Conversations With Myself (LP)

Bill Evans

Often stirring controversy for no key or good reason, Conversations with Myself has Bill Evans utilizing the sound-on-sound technique of reel-to-reel tape recording available in the 1960s to play simultaneous twin pianos.

It's an interesting combination of counterpointed lines and chords that Evans employs, with differing tempos and shadings that complement rather than contrast. Additionally, the usage of angular dialect à la Thelonious Monk and the witty discourse he can conjure with his own styles thicken and broaden the horizons of the usually spare harmonic inventions the pianist expresses on his own.

‘round Midnight
Stella By Starlight
Hey There
How About You?
Love Theme From 'spartacus'
N.Y.C.'s No Lark
Just You, Just Me
Blue Monk