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Bill Evans: Homecoming

Who says you can’t go home again? On November 6, 1979, pianist Bill Evans proved otherwise in a transcendent return to his alma mater, Southeastern Louisiana College. Playing the hall in which he had performed his senior recital in 1950 with the likes of Bach and Beethoven, Evans, this time, and to the obvious delight of a full house packed with friends and former teachers, focused his inspired lyricism on favorite standards (“But Beautiful” and “Someday My Prince Will Come”) and originals (“Re: Person I Knew,” “Laurie” and “Turn Out the Stars”).

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