Bill Evans, Conversations With Myself. Looking for the perfect Christmas present, either for yourself or someone you love? Try this classic 1963 album, on which the most influential jazz pianist of the postwar era overdubbed himself–twice. Listen to Evans Nos. 1, 2, and 3 playing Alex North’s “Love Theme from Spartacus” and see if the hair on the back of your neck doesn’t stand straight up. That was the first Bill Evans track I ever heard, and the impression it made on me back in high school has yet to fade (TT).