Waltz for Debby (song)

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"Waltz for Debby" is a jazz standard composed by Bill Evans. A piano trio jazz waltz, it was first recorded on Evans's 1956 album New Jazz Conceptions and, perhaps more famously, on his 1961 live album Waltz for Debby. It has been recorded by many artists, both as an instrumental and as a vocal piece. The song's lyrics were written by Gene Lees.[1]

"Debby" in the song title refers to Evans' niece, Debby Evans.

The song is also known in Swedish by the name "Monicas vals", with lyrics by Beppe Wolgers.[2]

Awards[edit]

Personnel[edit]

On New Jazz Conceptions (1956):

On Waltz for Debby (1961):

  • Bill Evans – piano
  • Scott LaFaro – bass
  • Paul Motian – drums

Renditions[edit]

By Evans[edit]

By others[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Rough Guide to Jazz: The Essential Companion To Artists and Albums. Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather, Brian Priestley and Charles Alexander. Rough Guides, 2004. ISBN 1-84353-256-5. p.249
  2. ^ Sakta vi gå genom stan – Det bästa at Allmusic - retrieved on 26 May 2009
  3. ^ Don Sebesky awards at Allmusic - retrieved on 26 May 2009
  4. ^ 51st Grammy Awards winners at grammy.com - retrieved on 26 May 2009
  5. ^ "Standards overview". Allmusic.com. 
  6. ^ "Heroes overview". Allmusic.com. 
  7. ^ "Heroes : David Benoit : Concord Music Group". Concord Music Group. 

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