These two recorded meetings have had in my estimation only a lukewarm reception. They are much more deserving pieces of art than a three out of five star rating would indicate. Upon listening to this re-release, I am compelled to give Together Again the edge over the Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album. Both are ruled by Evans’ solid introspective piano tempered with Bennett’s controlled exuberance. Both me sound and feel more comfortable here. This comfort is evident in the effortless ballads like both take s of "You don’t Know What Love Is" and "Maybe September." Other treats are Thad Jones’ "A Child Is Born" (both takes) and "Make Someone Happy."
We, as listeners, take for granted that Tony Bennett will be with us forever. But, Like Bill Evans, one day he will be gone and we will be the less for it. Together Again is a superb memory.