Bill Evans – Conversations with Myself [New Vinyl LP]
Artist: Bill Evans
Title: Conversations with Myself
Release Date: 2013
Record Label: Verve
Vinyl LP pressing. Recorded at three different studio sessions on February 6 and 9, and May 20, 1963, Evans recorded the album using the then-controversial method of overdubbing three different yet corresponding piano tracks for each song. 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 a 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.