Bill Evans - Plays the Theme From "The VIPs" and Other Great Songs

Bill Evans - Plays the Theme From
Recording Location:
New York, NY
Plays the Theme From "The VIPs" and Other Great Songs
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Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
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Bill Evans' 1963 album Plays the Theme from The V.

I.P.s and Other Great Songs features the legendary pianist eschewing his more introspective sound for a commercial pop approach. Working with an orchestral background courtesy of conductor/arranger Claus Ogerman (uncredited here), Evans delves into songs by such writers as Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer, Elmer Bernstein, Miklós Rózsa, and others. While the album has more to do with light easy listening than deep harmonic jazz exploration, there is much to enjoy here for fans of jazz-inflected '60s pop.

Theme from "Mr. Novak" / Lynn MurrayBill Evans2:04
The Caretakers Theme / Elmer BernsteinBill Evans2:51
More / Riz OrtolaniBill Evans2:40
Walk on the Wild Side / Elmer Bernstein / Mack DavidBill Evans2:33
The Days of Wine and Roses / Henry Mancini / Johnny MercerBill Evans2:40
Theme from "The V.I.P.s" / Miklós RózsaBill Evans2:28
Hollywood / Bill Evans / Claus OgermanBill Evans3:35
Sweet September / Bill McGuffieBill Evans2:16
On Green Dolphin Street / Bronislaw Kaper / Ned WashingtonBill Evans2:42
The Man with the Golden Arm / Elmer Bernstein / Sylvia FineBill Evans2:32
Laura / Johnny Mercer / David RaksinBill Evans2:31
On Broadway / Jerry Leiber / Barry Mann / Mike Stoller / Cynthia WeilBill Evans2:32

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