Affinity (Bill Evans album)

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Studio album by
RecordedOctober 30–November 2, 1978
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerHelen Keane
Bill Evans chronology
New Conversations
We Will Meet Again

Affinity is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans released in 1979, featuring Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Bill Evans plays a Fender Rhodes electric piano on many of the tracks. It is the recording debut for bassist Marc Johnson.


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
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  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


Production notes

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Jazz Albums 18


  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed July 22, 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.

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