Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra

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Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra
Studio album by Bill Evans
Released 1966
Recorded October and December 1965 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 37:28
Label Verve
Producer Creed Taylor
Bill Evans chronology
Trio '65
Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra
Bill Evans at Town Hall

Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans and his Trio, released in 1966. The Bill Evans Trio is accompanied by a symphony orchestra conducted and arranged by Claus Ogerman.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2/5 stars [2]
All About Jazz (favorable) [3]

Scott Yanow stated in his Allmusic review: "This collaboration is predictably dull... one of Bill Evans' least significant recordings, a weak third stream effort."[2] In contrast, Roger Crane states in his All About Jazz review "Although dismissed by some critics, this CD, with arrangements by Claus Ogermann, is very lovely. Evans was very proud of this album. Ogermann's charts are sweetly romantic rather than overbearing, and this gives Evans and his trio (with bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Grady Tate) room to maneuver. Evans' composition "My Bells" is one of the stronger cuts."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Granadas" (Enrique Granados) – 5:54
  2. "Valse" (after the 2nd movement Siciliano of the flute sonata BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach) – 5:52
  3. "Prelude" (Alexander Scriabin) – 3:01
  4. "Time Remembered" (Bill Evans) – 4:10
  5. "Pavane" (Gabriel Fauré) – 4:01
  6. "Elegia (Elegy)" (Claus Ogerman) – 5:12
  7. "My Bells" (Evans) – 3:48
  8. "Blue Interlude" (Frédéric Chopin) – 6:04



  1. ^ Down Beat: April 21, 1966 Vol. 33, No. 8
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Crane, Roger. "Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra > Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 

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