The Last Waltz
55 / 5
johnnyblue, The Last Waltz isn't a song, it's an 8-CD set documenting the last 9 performances of Bill Evans' life, in a trio with Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums. It was recorded at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco at the end of August and beginning of September 1980, and only released in 2000. It's about 8 hours of music, and there's a lot of duplication of titles from night to night, although fans are fascinated by the differences in each performance on successive nights. Evans died only a week later. A landmark of jazz, although not the first thing that newcomers to Evans would want.
Where is "The Last Waltz"?
33 / 5
I noticed they mentioned this song in his biographical review, but they don't offer this song that was recorded a few weeks before his death.
55 / 5
This is an excellent example of how wonderful music can be. Classic, beautiful, and inspiring, this is not an album to be missed!
Bill Evans at the top of his game.
44 / 5
This collection of live recordings shows us that no American jazz pianist will ever be as, shall I say, artful as Mr. Bill Evans. Hats off.