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Bill Evans Trio & Waltz for Debby


Bill Evans (piano), Chuck Israel (bass), Larry Bunker (drums). We also had a real nice version with Monica Zetterlund a while back.

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11 responses to “Bill Evans Trio & Waltz for Debby

  1. Sis ⋅

    Very sweet, I’ve never heard that. I had to look up the lyrics, sniff sniff.

  2. wdydfae

    Thanks, Sis. I only really knew it as an instrumental piece, and you just made me go look up the lyrics for the first time myself:

    In her own sweet world
    Populated by dolls and clowns
    And a prince and a big purple bear
    Lives my favorite girl.
    Unaware of the worried frowns
    That we weary grown-ups all wear.
    In the sun she dances
    To silent music-songs
    That are spun of gold
    Somewhere in her own little head
    Then one day all too soon
    She’ll grow up & she’ll leave her doll
    And her prince & her silly old bear.
    When she goes they will cry
    As they whisper good-bye
    They will miss her I know
    but then so will I.

    Earrings made of shoestrings
    Barbie dolls with blue jeans
    Makin’ cross eyes
    Shakes me when I’m sleepin’
    Did you ever see
    A kitten with an apron on
    Stop ‘n start his stereo
    When she knows her brothers down the hall runnin’ ’round and skippin’ ’round
    Because she’s so,
    She’s so inspired
    Then she’s tired
    Please put me jammies on
    Daddy look at the rain
    Can I go and play in the rain

    In the sun she dances
    To silent music-songs
    That are spun of gold
    Somewhere in her own little head
    Then one day all too soon
    She’ll grow up & she’ll leave her doll
    And her prince & her silly old bear
    When she goes they will cry
    As they whisper good-bye
    They will miss her I know
    But then so will I.

  3. Liz

    will not read the lyrics as I don’t like sad, but it’s a pretty little tune. like piano piano very much and don’t hear enough of it.

    • Liz

      pssst. fatspecialist is at food for fun 😉

      • wdydfae

        I noticed that! You gotta sorta respect the fact that he comes right out and says that he’s “Fat Specialist” and not, say, “Joe Dunlop” pretending not to be a bot for a diet site.

        Speaking of pssst, someone special is in the spotlight down in the updated About page.

    • wdydfae

      You don’t like sad and I recommended Lonesome Dove?

      Crap.

      Send that thing back to Netflicks immediately.

  4. wdydfae

    Here’s a version with Bill Evans and Tony Bennett singing the lyrics. I admire Tony Bennett but it’s not really my preferred vocal style.

  5. amb

    This has nothing to do with Bill Evans (who I love, btw) but I just found this on youtube and wanted to know if you’ve heard it? I LOVE PENTATONIX TO BITS!!!

    • wdydfae

      Hey, I like it a lot!

      (The Davean Milla Jovovich fetish is strong in this one!)

      I especially like the strings and the vocal arrangement very much!

      One point of resistance: the emotive solo vocals are so far out of my generational temperament zone (sorta the same way that the singing on Glee is) that I can’t totally warm up to it, even though I can see there’s a very high level of talent involved.

      • amb

        LOL!! Honestly, I didn’t even think of that. Don’t tell Dr McDreamy, but I don’t actually like the Resident Evil movies …

        I thought you’d like the harmonies/arrangements. So many layers! Sounds especially good with headphones. And I get where you’re coming from with the solos, too. The kids are very theatrical (and they are only kids – they’re in their early 20s)

      • wdydfae

        I did indeed like the layers and harmonies, and the return of strings as viable band instruments is a good sign!

        If you like wasting time (though I would never, ever, ever suspect that of you), Red Letter Media did a pretty hilarious Resident Evil retrospective:
        http://redlettermedia.com/half-in-the-bag-the-resident-evil-series/

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