Waltz for Debby (song)

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"Waltz for Debby"
Song by Bill Evans
from the album New Jazz Conceptions
Released 1956 (1956)
Genre Jazz
Length 1:20
Composer(s) Bill Evans
New Jazz Conceptions track listing
"Speak Low"
"Waltz for Debby"
"Our Delight"

"Waltz for Debby" is a jazz standard composed by Bill Evans. A piano trio jazz waltz, it was first recorded on Evans' 1956 album New Jazz Conceptions (by unaccompanied piano), and 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, and in Finnish by the name "Ankin Valssi", with lyrics by Jukka Kuoppamäki.[2]



On New Jazz Conceptions (1956):

On Waltz for Debby (1961):


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  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 Archived October 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. 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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