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Looking Back: Interplay

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Learn Jazz takes time this week to look back on an extraordinary album in jazz history: Bill Evans’ Interplay. Though Album of the Week normally features brand new music, we like to occasionally honor some of the most important records in jazz.

Interplay was special for Bill Evans due to the fact that it was the first record he came out with as a leader that featured a larger group than his trio. The record featured some of Bill’s favorite on their instruments: Jim Hall on guitar, Percy Heath on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums, and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet.

The playing on this record is unbelievable and truly an important documentation of jazz history. If you don’t have this one, waste no more time!


You and the Night and the Music

When You Wish Upon a Star

I’ll Never Smile Again (Take 7)

I’ll Never Smile Again (Take 6)


You Go To My Head

Wrap Your Trouble In Dreams

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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