Empathy (album)

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Studio album by Bill Evans and Shelly Manne
Released 1962
Recorded August 14, 1962
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 34:54
Label Verve
Producer Creed Taylor
Bill Evans chronology
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Shelly Manne chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Empathy is a 1962 album by jazz musicians Bill Evans and Shelly Manne. It was Evans's first album for Verve Records, after he was released from his contract with Riverside Records, and the two musicians' first collaboration. The sculpture on the cover was by Sheldon Machlin.


Leonard Feather had this to say about the album in his April 11, 1963 review in Down Beat magazine: "Essentially the focus is on Evans, as it should be; yet because of the skill with which he and Manne cooperated, one is often conscious that an important interplay is involved, one that lifts the results far out of the normal piano-with-rhythm class."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Washington Twist" (Irving Berlin) – 6:26
  2. "Danny Boy" (Frederick Weatherly) - 3:42
  3. "Let's Go Back to the Waltz" (Berlin) – 4:30
  4. "With a Song in My Heart" (Rodgers, Hart) - 9:12
  5. "Goodbye" (Gordon Jenkins) - 5:12
  6. "I Believe in You" (Frank Loesser) - 5:52



  1. ^ a b Down Beat: April 11, 1963 vol. 30, no. 9
  2. ^ Nathan, Dave (2011). "Empathy - Bill Evans | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 

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