|Studio album by|
|Recorded||October 30–November 2, 1978|
|Bill Evans chronology|
Affinity is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans released in 1979, featuring Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Bill Evans plays a Fender Rhodes electric piano on many of the tracks. It is the recording debut for bassist Marc Johnson.
With the exception of a four star Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide review, the majority of recorded reception for the Affinity album came significantly later than its original release. Overall, reviewers maintain positive notes about the work. Two reviewing websites grant the album three out of five stars. One of which is Scott Yanow on Allmusic who states "Excellent if not essential music that Evans generally uplifts". The other three star rating comes from Rateyourmusic, though there is only one user review on Rateyourmusic that gives Affinity a five star review. A third review site, Elliotmusicreview has no star rating system, but states that Affinity is in many ways one of Evans' easier albums to digest thanks to the addition of Toots Theilmans on the record.
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
- "I Do It for Your Love" (Paul Simon) – 7:16
- "Sno' Peas" (Phil Markowitz) – 5:51
- "This Is All I Ask" (Gordon Jenkins) – 4:14
- "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 6:40
- "Jesus' Last Ballad" (Gianni Bedori) – 5:52
- "Tomato Kiss" (Larry Schneider) – 5:17
- "The Other Side of Midnight (Noelle's Theme)" (Michel Legrand) – 3:17
- "Blue and Green" (Miles Davis, Bill Evans) – 4:09
- "Body & Soul" (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) – 6:16
- Bill Evans – piano, keyboards
- Marc Johnson – bass
- Eliot Zigmund – drums
- Larry Schneider – flute, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
- Toots Thielemans – harmonica
- Helen Keane – producer
- Frank Laico – engineer
|1979||Billboard Jazz Albums||18|
- Swenson, John (1985). The Rolling stone jazz record guide (1st ed.). New York: Rolling Stone. ISBN 039472643X. OCLC 10878740.
- "Affinity - Bill Evans | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
- Affinity by Bill Evans, retrieved 2019-04-05
- ElliottMusicReview (2013-07-28). "Bill Evans – Affinity featuring Toots Thielmans". The Elliott Music Review. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
- Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed July 22, 2011.
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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