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Just Out! Bill Evan’s Posthumous Tour De Force, “You Must Believe In Spring” Reissue

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Bill Evan’s “You Must Believe In Spring” reissue out! 45th anniversary of the legendary 1977 recording sessions. And Sid Jacobs guitar arrangement below!


Bob Bakert, Editor: Bill Evans is such an important figure that this project should be on your “wish list”… Check out this new offering from one of my favorites, Bill Evans.

Craft Recordings is proud to reissue You Must Believe in Springthe celebrated 70th studio album from the pioneering jazz pianist Bill Evans. Recorded in 1977 and released in 1981, just months after Evans’ death, the album marks the artist’s final studio recording with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Eliot Zigmund and includes stunning performances of “We Will Meet Again (for Harry)” and “B Minor Waltz (for Ellaine).”

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To tie in the guitar, JGT asked Sid Jacobs if he would create a chord chart to one of the tunes…see arrangement below. Sid’s book of Bill Evans arrangements is available at all the usual outlets including Amazon.


Sid Jacobs: Below is an arrangement of Bill’s tune, We Will Meet Again. The Tune was in Cmi and one of the sheets has an arrangement based on Bill’s harmony. I transposed it to Ami (as did Lenny Breau and Joe Diorio) to take advantage of the open strings that make the voicing rich with clusters and resonance.

I just recorded a video for Mikes Master classes where I discuss this arrangement. It is being prepared for release soon. For now, below is the guitar arrangement for Jazz Guitar Today audience.

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