Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013 by Søren Behncke


Question: Who Digs Bill Evans?


[PHOTO] Bill Evans


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


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


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


“Jazz is not a what, it is a how”

— Bill Evans


[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


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

Diary of a Radical Conformist  

 Portrait In Jazz 

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



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 »

[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]


Monday Cool [VIDEO] Bill Evans: Waltz For Debby