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The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 29, 2018 1.3k votes 351 voters 11.7k views

Bill Evans is widely considered one of the best jazz pianists of all time. This is list of the best Bill Evans albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. The Bill Evans discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Bill Evans albums can be found at the top of the list. Evans was not only a highly influential jazz musician, but also a talented composer. He collaborated with many of the greats of his era, such as George Russell, Eddie Gómez, and Miles Davis. He was also famously part of a jazz trio with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian

If you think the greatest Bill Evans album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Bill Evans album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the Best Bill Evans album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range through the legendary pianist's whole career - from Moon Beams to Intermodulation to the classic Waltz for Debby. This list of popular Bill Evans CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion.

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Sunday at the Village Va... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Sunday at the Village Vanguard By Bill Evans Trio, Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro (1961); Tracks: Alice in Wonderland (Take 2), Solar, All of You (Take 3)
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Waltz for Debby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans and Monica Zetterlund (1964); Tracks: Come Rain or Come Shine, Once Upon a Summertime & It Could Happen to You

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

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Portrait in Jazz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans Trio (1959); Tracks: Autumn Leaves, Come Rain or Come Shine & When I Fall in Love

Genres (Music): Jazz

4
Explorations is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans Trio (1961); Tracks: Sweet & Lovely, Beautiful Love & How Deep Is the Ocean

Genres (Music): Jazz

5
You Must Believe in Spri... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (1981); Tracks: Gary's Theme, B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine) & You Must Believe in Spring

Genres (Music): Jazz

6
Everybody Digs Bill Evan... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (1959); Tracks: Oleo, Tenderly & Minority

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Moon Beams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans Trio (1962); Tracks: Re: Person I Knew, Polka Dots and Moonbeams & Very Early

Genres (Music): Jazz

8
Undercurrent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans and Jim Hall (1962); Tracks: Dream Gypsy, Romain & Skating in Central Park

Genres (Music): Jazz

9
On Green Dolphin Street ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (1975); Tracks: How Am I to Know?, Woody 'n' You (take 1) & Green Dolphin Street

Genres (Music): Jazz

10
Alone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (1968); Tracks: Never Let Me Go, Midnight Mood & On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Some Other Time: the Los... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Some Other Time: the Lost Session from the Black Forest
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How My Heart Sings! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans and Bill Evans Trio (1964); Tracks: Ev'rything I Love, 34 Skidoo & I Should Care

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Intermodulation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans and Jim Hall (1966); Tracks: All Across the City, I've Got You Under My Skin & Turn Out the Stars

Genres (Music): Jazz

14
Know What I Mean? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
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Interplay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (1962); Tracks: When You Wish Upon a Star, I'll Never Smile Again & You Go to My Head

Genres (Music): Jazz

16
Trio '65 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans Trio (1965); Tracks: Our Love Is Here to Stay, Come Rain or Come Shine & 'Round Midnight

Genres (Music): Jazz

17
Conversations With Mysel... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (1963); Tracks: How About You, Stella by Starlight & Just You

Genres (Music): Jazz

18
New Jazz Conceptions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (1956); Tracks: Easy Living, Waltz for Debby & Five

Producer: Orrin Keepnews

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Time Remembered is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
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The Bill Evans Album is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (1971); Tracks: Waltz for Debby, RE: Person I Knew & Sugar Plum

Genres (Music): Jazz

21
Stan Getz & Bill Eva... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans and Stan Getz (1973); Tracks: Funkallero, But Beautiful & My Heart Stood Still

Producer: Creed Taylor

Genres (Music): Jazz

22
Trio 64 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (1964); Tracks: Dancing in the Dark, I'll See You Again & Always

Genres (Music): Jazz

23
I Will Say Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans Trio (1993); Tracks: Peau Douce, The Opener & Nobody Else but Me

Genres (Music): Jazz

24
Empathy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans and Shelly Manne (1962); Tracks: Goodbye, With a Song in My Heart & I Believe in You

Genres (Music): Jazz

25
A Simple Matter of Convi... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bill Evans Albums of All Time
By Bill Evans (2008); Tracks: Unless It's You, Unless It's You & Stella by Starlight

Genres (Music): Jazz