Interplay (Bill Evans album)

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Studio album by Bill Evans
Released June 1963[1]
Recorded July 16–17[2] and August 21, 1962
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 45:27
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Bill Evans chronology
How My Heart Sings!
(1962)How My Heart Sings!1962

Interplay is a 1963 album by jazz musician Bill Evans. It was recorded in July and August 1962 in NYC for Riverside Records. The Interplay Sessions is a 1982 album that includes this album as well as some sessions recorded on August 21–22 of the same year for Milestone Records (also with Philly Joe Jones and Jim Hall, but with Zoot Sims [tenor saxophone] and Ron Carter replacing Percy Heath on bass).

The Interplay Sessions peaked at #26 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts in 1983.[3] The CD reissue Interplay adds another take of "I'll Never Smile Again" as a bonus track. At the Grammy Awards of 1984, Orrin Keepnews won the Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for the reissue.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[4]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow called the album "Excellent music."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You and the Night and the Music" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 7:04
  2. "When You Wish upon a Star" (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington) – 5:45
  3. "I'll Never Smile Again" [take 7; original take] (Ruth Lowe) – 6:32
  4. "I'll Never Smile Again" [take 6] – 6:38
  5. "Interplay" (Bill Evans) – 8:14
  6. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 5:06
  7. "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)" (Harry Barris, Ted Koehler, Billy Moll) – 6:24



  1. ^ June 22, 1963
  2. ^ Jazz Discography Project. "Bill Evans Catalog". Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  3. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "Interplay > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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