Bill Evans plays Johnny Mandel


Johnny Mandel 1Selected Johnny Mandel links



Emily (m. Johnny Mandel, w. Johnny Mercer) — The song was written for and featured in the 1964 film The Americanization of Emily, starring James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, and James Coburn

Bill Evans Trio — At Ilkka Kuusisto’s home, Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland in 1970 (or 1969)

Bill Evans – piano
Eddie Gomez – bass
Marty Morell – drums


Bill Evans Trio, with Stan Getz — Middelheim Jazz Festival, Antwerp, Belgium, 16 August 1974

Stan Getz (ts) Bill Evans (p) Eddie Gomez (b) Marty Morell (d)


The Shadow of Your Smile (m. Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)

Johnny Mercer’s interpretation of the “shadow”:

Bill Evans — recorded on 9 August 1967 at Webster Hall in NYC; released on the 1967 LP Further Conversations With Myself; the title refers to the method of overdubbing multiple piano solo recordings for each title, a method Evans had controversially used on the 1963 album Conversations With Myself. Whereas three solos performed at three separate sessions were used for each track of the 1963 album, however, this time only two different solos were combined for each track.


Bill Evans Trio — from the 1996 8-CD box set, The Secret Sessions, compiled of live recordings at the Village Vanguard, 1966-1975 — “The Shadow of Your Smile” is on CD 6, recorded at various sessions in 1968


A Time For Love (m. Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) — Oscar-nominated song from the 1966 film An American Dream

Bill Evans — recorded on 8 October 1968, and released on the LP Alone, Verve Records V6-8792, released in 1968 (according to Discogs, though Wikipedia notes disagreement on the release date at various sites)


Seascape (Johnny Mandel)

Bill Evans Trio — from the album I Will Say Goodbye, Fantasy F 9593 recorded 11-13 May 1977, but not released until 1980

Bill Evans – piano
Eddie Gomez – bass
Eliot Zigmund – drums


Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) (w. Mike Altman, m. Johnny Mandel)

Bill Evans Trio — from the 1981 LP You Must Believe in Spring; album recorded 23-25 August 1977 at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Bill Evans – piano
Eddie Gomez – bass
Eliot Zigmund – drums


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