At Shelly's Manne-Hole

At Shelly's Manne-Hole (or more completely, Bill Evans Trio at Shelly's Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California) is a live album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1963 as his last recording for the Riverside label. The trio featured Chuck Israels, who followed Scott LaFaro on bass in autumn 1961,[1] and Larry Bunker on drums, who just joined the reformed trio, after Paul Motian had left.[2] An additional eight performances recorded during the trio's May, 1963 engagement at Shelly's Manne-Hole were released on the album Time Remembered.

At Shelly's Manne-Hole
Live album by
RecordedMay 14 & 19, 1963
  • Shelly's Manne-Hole
  • 1608 North Cahuenga Blvd
  • Hollywood, California
GenreJazz, post-bop
Length47:40 (CD)
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Bill Evans chronology
Plays the Theme from The V.I.P.s and Other Great Songs
At Shelly's Manne-Hole
How My Heart Sings!


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic      [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [5]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Daniel Gioffre wrote of the album: "This particular trio may lack some of the sheer combustive force of the better-known lineup, but it is, if possible, even more sensitive, melancholic, and nostalgic than the previous band... Jazz is rarely as sensitive or as melodic as this. Another classic from Bill Evans and company."[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Isn't It Romantic?" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 4:37
  2. "The Boy Next Door" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 5:22
  3. "Wonder Why" (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn) – 5:15
  4. "Swedish Pastry" (Barney Kessel) – 5:45
  5. "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:46
  6. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) – 8:54
  7. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 4:57
  8. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 8:44
  9. "Blues in F" (Chuck Israels) – 5:44

"All the Things You Are" was not part of the original album. It was first released on the 1989 digitally remastered CD as a bonus track. On later issues, the song appeared as the last track of the album.



  1. ^ Leonard, Feather (1966). Encyclopedia of Jazz in the 60s. New York: Horizon Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-0306802638.
  2. ^ Evans and Motian actually played at least one more time together in December 1963, recorded in New York with Gary Peacock on bass, and released as Trio '64 on Verve. Cf. "Bill Evans discography".
  3. ^ a b Gioffre, Daniel. "At Shelly's Manne-Hole > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Swenson, John, ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 978-0394726434.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 456. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

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