“Jazz is not a what, it is a how”
— Bill Evans
Full Album – 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition HQ Audio
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.
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 »
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.