Affinity (Bill Evans album)

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Affinity
Studio album by Bill Evans
Released 1979
Recorded October 30-November 2, 1978
Genre Jazz
Length 42:36
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Helen Keane
Bill Evans chronology
New Conversations
(1978)
Affinity
(1979)
We Will Meet Again
(1979)

Affinity is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1979 featuring harmonica player Toots Thielmans. Bill Evans plays a Fender Rhodes electric piano on many of the tracks and it is the last time he uses the electric piano on a studio album. It is the recording debut for bassist Marc Johnson.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars calling it "Excellent if not essential music that Evans generally uplifts".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Bill Evans unless otherwise noted.

  1. "I Do It for Your Love" (Paul Simon) – 7:16
  2. "Sno' Peas" (Phil Markowitz) – 5:51
  3. "This Is All I Ask" (Gordon Jenkins) – 4:14
  4. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 6:40
  5. "Jesus' Last Ballad" (Gianni Bedori) – 5:52
  6. "Tomato Kiss" (Larry Schneider) – 5:17
  7. "The Other Side of Midnight (Noelle's Theme)" (Michel Legrand) – 3:17
  8. "Blue in Green" (Miles Davis, Bill Evans) – 4:09
  9. "Body & Soul" (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) – 6:16

Personnel[edit]

Production notes

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Jazz Albums 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 22, 2011

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