Tony Bennett's second, and final, meeting with Bill Evans is a memorable session for several reasons. Bennett is very relaxed and inspired by Evans' imaginative yet reserved accompaniment, which allows the spotlight to stay focused on the singer.
The program is a wide-ranging mix of standards ("You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Dream Dancing") and classic jazz compositions (including Evans' bittersweet "The Two Lonely People," and Thad Jones' moving "A Child is Born"). The two veterans blend so well, that it sounds as if getting together in the studio was a regular occurrence. Evans performs the subtle ballad "The Bad and the Beautiful" as a solo, the only song which Bennett sits out.
|The Bad and the Beautiful / Dory Langdon / David Raksin||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||2:14|
|Lucky to Be Me / Leonard Bernstein / Betty Comden / Adolph Green||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||3:43|
|Make Someone Happy / Betty Comden / Adolph Green / Jule Styne||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||3:50|
|You're Nearer / Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||2:20|
|A Child Is Born / Thad Jones / Alec Wilder||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||3:17|
|The Two Lonely People / Bill Evans / Carol Hall||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||4:22|
|You Don't Know What Love Is / Gene DePaul / Don Raye||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||3:27|
|Maybe September / Ray Evans / Percy Faith / Jay Livingston||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||3:51|
|Lonely Girl / Ray Evans / Neal Hefti / Jay Livingston||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||2:44|
|You Must Believe in Spring / Alan Bergman / Marilyn Bergman / Jacques Demy / Michel Legrand||Tony Bennett feat: Bill Evans||5:41|