I Will Say Goodbye
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I Will Say Goodbye
I Will Say Goodbye
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Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedMay 11-13, 1977
StudioFantasy Studios, Berkeley
GenreJazz
Length46:19
LabelFantasy
F 9593
ProducerHelen Keane
The Bill Evans Trio chronology
We Will Meet Again
(1979)
I Will Say Goodbye
(1980)
You Must Believe in Spring
(1981)

I Will Say Goodbye is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, recorded in 1977 but not released until 1980.

Reception

At the Grammy Awards of 1981, I Will Say Goodbye won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and We Will Meet Again won the Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Group awards.[1]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars calling it "Fine post-bop music from an influential piano giant."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Track listing

  1. "I Will Say Goodbye" (Legrand) - 3:30
  2. "Dolphin Dance" (Herbie Hancock) - 6:04
  3. "Seascape" (Johnny Mandel) - 5:23
  4. "Peau Douce" (Steve Swallow) - 4:18
  5. "Nobody Else But Me" (Hammerstein II, Kern) - 5:06 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "I Will Say Goodbye" [Take 2] (Legrand) - 4:51
  7. "The Opener" (Bill Evans) - 6:13
  8. "Quiet Light" (Earl Zindars) - 2:29
  9. "A House Is Not a Home" (Bacharach, David) - 4:38
  10. "Orson's Theme" (Legrand) - 3:47 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[4]

Production
  • Helen Keane - producer
  • Bruce Walford - engineer
  • Phil Bray - photography
  • Phil Carroll - art direction
  • Phil DeLancie - digital remastering (reissue)

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Jazz Albums[5] 37

References

  1. ^ "Awards & Shows - Grammy Awards 1981". awardsandshows.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Allmusic: Bill Evans - I Will Say Goodbye - review". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ "Allmusic: Bill Evans - I Will Say Goodbye - credits". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Allmusic: Bill Evans - Awards". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved 2014.

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