Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013 by Søren Behncke

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Question: Who Digs Bill Evans?

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[PHOTO] Bill Evans

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Sketch: Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, and Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard, NYC

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Cartoon drawing of Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, and Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard, NYC, by Michiharu Saotome.

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[PHOTO] Bill Evans: ‘Jazz is not a what…’

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“Jazz is not a what, it is a how”

— Bill Evans

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[VIDEO] Bill Evans Trio: ‘Waltz For Debby’ London, 1965

Bill Evans – piano, Chuck Israels – bass, Larry Bunker – drums

 


Portrait In Jazz: Bill Evans Trio 1960

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Bill Evans TrioWhen I Fall In Love (with Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
album: Portrait In Jazz  release: 1960

Diary of a Radical Conformist  

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Miles Davis’ ‘Kind Of Blue’ Turned 55 This Week

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Full Album – 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition HQ Audio

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Kind of Blue brought together seven now-legendary musicians in the prime of their careers: tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, alto saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, pianists Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Jimmy Cobb and of course, trumpeter Miles Davis.

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And just as younger artists looked to Miles for guidance and inspiration, he looked to them for raw, new talent and innovative musical ideas. In the mid-1950s, Davis discovered gold in the subtle sounds of 25-year-old pianist Bill Evans, who he recruited into his late ’50s sextet. Evans would prove an essential contributor to the Kind of Blue sessions. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Late Night Jazz: Bill Evans Trio, BBC Studios, London, 1965, ‘Waltz For Debby’

Bill Evans Trio. One of his most lyrical, enchanted, best-loved pieces. (the comments section is rich with affection and praise) I’m not certain of its origins, some info is buried in the comments section, here’s one detail: Filmed/recorded March 19, 1965,  in London’s BBC Studios – Chuck Israel is playing bass.

Bill composed this, right? Or is it an old standard? I like this song so much I’ll likely post variations, by other artists, there are a few I have in mind.

[Browse some different recorded versions of Bill Evans – Waltz for Debby at Amazon]

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Monday Cool [VIDEO] Bill Evans: Waltz For Debby