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We will meet again – Bill Evans (piano solo)

We will meet again – as played by Bill Evans, piano solo (with sheet music)

BILL EVANS free sheet music pdf

We Will Meet Again is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans made for Warner Bros. Records in 1979. It is notable in that it is Evans’s last studio recording.

After the suicide of Bill Evans’ older brother, Harry, earlier in 1979, Bill made this album with his brother in mind, “We Will Meet Again” is addressed to Harry.

Just after Harry’s suicide, Bill Evans started a relationship with a Canadian waitress called Laurie Verchomin, the track “Laurie” is named after her. Laurie eventually took care of Bill Evans until his death, she was the last person he saw before he died.

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.

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4 stars.

Several compositions of Bill Evans were dedicated to beloved persons in his environment:

“Waltz For Debby” for his three year old niece Debby, daughter of his brother Harry. “We Will Meet Again” for his brother Harry. “Peri’s Scope” for his black girlfriend Peri Cousins. She joined Bill in tours of the southern US inquiring the various hotels to see if they accepted guests of both colors. “B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine) for his girlfriend Ellaine Schultz. “For Nenette” for his wife Nenette Zazarra, whom he married in 1973. “Maxine” for stepdaughter Maxine, daughter from a previous marriage of Nenette. “Letter To Evan” for his son Evan, born in 1975. “Laurie” for his last girlfriend Laurie Verchomin. “We Will Meet Again” on the suicide of his older brother Harry.
“Song For Helen” and “One For Helen” for his lifelong manager Helen Keane. “Knit For Mary F” for a friend, Mary Frankson , who was a big fan, who made beautiful sweaters for him and the Evans family. “Re: Person I Knew” perhaps an anagram of the name of his Riverside producer Orrin Keepnews. The song “N.Y.C.’s No Lark” on “Conversations With Myself” is an anagram for pianist Sonny Clark’s name, like “Yet Ne’er Broken” for his cocaine supplier Robert Kenney. “Tiffany” is dedicated to drummer Joe LaBarbera’s daughter when she was 10 days old. She later wrote a lyric herself to Bill’s melody. “Comrade Conrad”, a tune Bill had written for Crest touthpaste. It had never been worked out. He dedicated it later to a photographer friend of Bill and Ellaine, Conrad Mendenhall , who was killed in a car accident.
bill evans sheet music

The story of the “bootleg tape” of Bill Evans which Marc Johnson has been holding on for years after Bill’s death in 1980. “Here is Something For You” and “Evanesque” that Marc’s wife, the pianist Eliane Elias, transcribed from the original tape (FaceCulture, 2007).
Bill Evans’ compositions, arranged alphabetically:
•  B Minor Waltz
•  Bill’s Belle
•  Bill’s Hit Tune
•  Blue In Green
•  C Minor Blues Chase
•  Carnival
•  Catch The Wind
•  Children’s Play Song
•  Chromatic Tune
•  Comrade Conrad
•  Displacement
•  Epilogue
•  Evanesque (posthumous)
•  Five
•  For Nenette
•  Fudgesickle Built For Two
•  Fun Ride
•  Funkallero
•  Funny Man
•  G Waltz
•  Here Is Something For You (posthumous)
•  In April
•  Interplay
•  It’s Love – It’s Christmas
•  Knit For Mary F
•  Laurie
•  Letter To Evan
•  Loose Blues
•  Maxine
•  My Bells
•  N.Y.C.’s No Lark
•  One For Helen
•  Only Child
•  Orbit
•  Peace Piece
•  Peri’s Scope
•  Prologue
•  Re: Person I Knew
•  Remembering The Rain
•  Show Type Tune
•  A Simple Matter Of Conviction
•  Since We Met
•  34 Skidoo
•  Song For Helen
•  Story Line
•  Song No.1 (posthumous)
•  Sugar Plum
•  The Opener
•  Theme (What You Gave)
•  There Came You
•  These Things Called Changes
•  Tiffany
•  Time Remembered
•  Turn Out The Stars
•  T.T.T.
•  T.T.T.T.
•  The Two Lonely People
•  Very Early
•  Very Little Suite
•  Walkin’ Up
•  Waltz For Debby
•  Waltz In Eb
•  We Will Meet Again
•  Yet Ne’er Broken
•  Your Story