Together Again (Tony Bennett and Bill Evans album)

Last updated
Together Again
Togetheragainbennettevans.jpg
Studio album by
Released1977
RecordedSeptember 27–30, 1976
StudioColumbia Studios (San Francisco)
Genre Vocal jazz
Length35:05
Label Improv Records
Improv 7117
Producer
Tony Bennett chronology
The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
(1975)
Together Again
(1977)
Tony Bennett with the McPartlands and Friends Make Magnificent Music
(1977)
Bill Evans chronology
Alone (Again)
(1977)
Together Again
(1977)
On Green Dolphin Street
(1977)

Together Again is a 1977 studio album by singer Tony Bennett, accompanied by jazz pianist Bill Evans. It was originally issued on Bennett's own Improv Records label, which went out of business later that year, but was subsequently reissued on Concord.

Contents

Their first album together, The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album , was released by Fantasy Records in 1975. Both albums plus alternate takes and additional tracks were released on The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings by Fantasy in 2009.

Critical reception

The AllMusic review by William Ruhlman awarded the album 3 stars writing "If anything, Evans dominates this encounter more than he did the first, but it's still a good showcase for Bennett, too." [1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]

Track listing

  1. "The Bad and the Beautiful" (Dory Langdon, David Raksin) – 2:18
  2. "Lucky to Be Me" (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) – 3:45
  3. "Make Someone Happy" (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 3:53
  4. "You're Nearer" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:23
  5. "A Child Is Born" (Thad Jones, Alec Wilder) – 3:17
  6. "The Two Lonely People" (Bill Evans, Carol Hall) – 4:27
  7. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) – 3:27
  8. "Maybe September" (Ray Evans, Percy Faith, Jay Livingston) – 3:55
  9. "Lonely Girl" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, Neal Hefti) – 2:49
  10. "You Must Believe in Spring" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Jacques Demy) – 5:51

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 2:28
  2. "Dream Dancing" (Cole Porter) – 3:46

Personnel

Related Research Articles

<i>The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album</i> 1975 studio album by Tony Bennett, Bill Evans

The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album is a 1975 studio album by singer Tony Bennett, accompanied by pianist Bill Evans.

<i>Blossom Dearie Sings Comden and Green</i> 1959 studio album by Blossom Dearie

Blossom Dearie Sings Comden and Green is a 1959 album by Blossom Dearie, focusing on the work of lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

<i>Everybody Digs Bill Evans</i> 1959 studio album by Bill Evans

Everybody Digs Bill Evans is an album by jazz musician Bill Evans. It was released in early 1959 on the Riverside label.

"Just in Time" is a popular song with the melody written by Jule Styne and the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It was introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical Bells Are Ringing in 1956. Judy Holliday and Dean Martin sang the song in the 1960 film of Bells Are Ringing. Martin then recorded it for his 1960 album, This Time I'm Swingin'!. Tony Bennett recorded the song in 1956 and continued performing it until his retirement, at Radio City Music Hall, in 2021 at the age of 95.

<i>A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra</i> 1959 studio album by Oscar Peterson

A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra is a 1959 album by The Oscar Peterson trio, recorded in tribute to singer Frank Sinatra by interpreting songs associated with Sinatra.

<i>The Art of the Song</i> 1999 studio album by Charlie Haden

The Art of the Song is an album by jazz bassist Charlie Haden and his Quartet West, released in 1999. It reached number ten on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.

<i>Bill Evans at Town Hall</i> 1966 live album by The Bill Evans Trio

Bill Evans at Town Hall is a live album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans and his Trio, released in 1966.

<i>Alone (Again)</i> 1977 studio album by Bill Evans

Alone (Again) is a solo piano album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, recorded in December 1975 but not released until 1977 on Fantasy Records. It was reissued on CD in 1994 by Original Jazz Classics.

<i>Waltz for Debby</i> (1964 album) 1964 studio album by Bill Evans, Monica Zetterlund

Waltz for Debby is a 1964 album in English and Swedish by the American jazz pianist Bill Evans and the Swedish singer Monica Zetterlund.

<i>The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings</i> 2009 compilation album by Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings is a two-CD box set released in 2009 compiling the two recording sessions by singer Tony Bennett and pianist Bill Evans which produced The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album in 1975 and Together Again in 1976, including twenty alternate takes and two bonus tracks not released on the original albums.

<i>Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley</i> 1960 studio album by Mel Tormé

Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley is a 1960 album by Mel Tormé, arranged by Marty Paich.

<i>Time Remembered</i> (album) 1983 live album by Bill Evans

Time Remembered is a live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Chuck Israels and Larry Bunker partially recorded at the Shelly Manne's club in Hollywood, California in May 1963, but not released until 1983 on the Milestone label as a 16-track double LP. It would be later reissued on CD in 1999, with only 13 tracks. The trio performances were recorded at the same sessions that produced At Shelly's Manne-Hole (1963) and were first released on Bill Evans: The Complete Riverside Recordings (1984). The four solo performances were recorded in a separate session in April 1962 in New York City. "Some Other Time" was recorded in December 1958, in New York City.

<i>Exultation!</i> 1963 studio album by Booker Ervin

Exultation! is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1963 for the Prestige label. It was first released in 1963, then reissued in 1971 with two alternate takes labeled "short version".

<i>Fantastic Frank Strozier</i> 1960 studio album by Frank Strozier

Fantastic Frank Strozier is the debut album by American saxophonist Frank Strozier, recorded in 1959 and 1960 for Vee-Jay Records. The personnel includes the rhythm section from part of Miles Davis's Kind of Blue, recorded earlier in 1959.

<i>Round Midnight</i> (Kenny Burrell album) 1972 studio album by Kenny Burrell

'Round Midnight is an album by guitarist Kenny Burrell recorded in 1972 and released on the Fantasy label.

<i>In Concert</i> (John Hicks album) 1986 live album by John Hicks

In Concert is a live album by American jazz pianist John Hicks recorded in 1984 at various locations around San Francisco and released on the Theresa label in 1986. The 1993 Evidence CD reissue added two bonus tracks.

<i>Piano Portraits by Phineas Newborn</i> 1959 studio album by Phineas Newborn Jr.

Piano Portraits by Phineas Newborn is an album by American jazz pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. recorded in 1959 and released on the Roulette label.

<i>Jeru</i> (album) 1962 studio album by Gerry Mulligan

Jeru is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist and bandleader Gerry Mulligan featuring performances recorded in 1962 which were released on the Columbia label.

<i>Time for 2</i> 1962 studio album by Anita ODay and Cal Tjader

Time for 2 is a 1962 album by Anita O'Day and Cal Tjader.

<i>Where Is Love?</i> (album) 1975 studio album by Irene Kral

Where Is Love? is an album by vocalist Irene Kral performing with pianist Alan Broadbent that was recorded in 1974 and originally released on the Choice label and rereleased by Candid on CD in 1996.

References

  1. 1 2 Ruhlman, William Allmusic Review accessed July 22, 2011
  2. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 458. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.