Some other time by the jazz jousters, released 15 july 2012 1. Index introduction key recordings boxed sets individual albums online books. Jazz site of italian pianist includes download of mp3 files from his latest cd, as well as new unreleased material. Keepnews bill evans, sein erstes album unter eigenem namen einzuspielen. As the title itself suggests, this piece uses the principles of serial music which requires the choice of a twelvenote row, none of which can recur until they are all used up. View all albums and help us complete bill evans saxophone discography. The music on this live cd is much better played than expected, for pianist bill evans would pass away on the following september 15. Arguably the greatest jazz pianist of the 1960s and 70s, bill evans is a remarkable study of extraordinary discipline and disorder clashing to form some of the most beautiful music of all time. Aptly titled, the music on this lp has a surprising amount of spontaneity, with evans constantly reacting to what he had just recorded, and the results are sometimes haunting. Recorded in secret by a devoted fan mike harris at the village vanguard and now put out in this magnificent box with the approval of the evans estate, the 104 performances that make up bill evans. First, i think its important to note that bud powell and art tatum are both extremely highly regarded and considered critical influences on the development of jazz piano by pretty much everyone. This biography is a detailed examination of the pianists career, describing his work in key jazz trios, his festival and concert appearances, and recording sessions, and looking at his relationships with various record labels.
His use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, singing melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today. The first of two studio albums by the bill evansscott lafaropaul motian trio both of which preceded their famous engagement at the village vanguard, this portrait in jazz reissue contains some wondrous interplay, particularly between pianist evans and bassist lafaro, on the two versions of autumn leaves. This album represents that conception more clearly than any other, and should be studied by all serious jazz pianists. With his second album, everybody digs bill evans, the pianist reinvented the role of his instrument in jazz. The greatest jazz pianist of all time songs remastered. There are many great jazz pianists, bill evans being only one of them. And, as youll soon learn from pianist bill evans, the dominant chords in a minor ii v can be varied in a multitude of ways, even from chorus to chorus. Other than four piano solos from april 4, 1962, this set was pianist bill evans first recordings after a hiatus caused by bassist scott lafaros tragic death in a car accident. Funkdriven songs with a fun jazz twist, influenced by pfunk as well as herbie hancocks headhunters. Find highquality bill evans jazz pianist stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images.
Bill evans was a brilliant jazz pianist with a distinctive touch and an impressionist style. Music from the older brother of the jazz pianist bill evans. He recorded over 50 albums as a leader between 1956 and 1980 and also played as a sideman on nearly as many more. Captured live at madison, wisconsins union theater, on a monday evening finds evans at the top of his game, performing both contemporary. Bill evans new jazz conceptions diskografie jazzecho. William john evans better known as bill evans was one of the most famous and influential american jazz pianists of the 20th century. With the passage of time, bill evans has become an entire school unto himself for pianists and a singular mood unto himself for listeners. A new documentary explores the troubled, brilliant life of. I really dont think that it exists because jazz piano, as it is today, wouldnt exist without bills. Bill evans jazz pianist stock pictures, royaltyfree. Pieranunzi, a talented pianist himself, provides an insightful glance into the life of bill evans.
Virtual king of the modern jazz pianists who forged a gentle style of his own from the 1950s on. The first of two meetings on record in a duo format with guitarist jim hall, the collaborations are often exquisite. Ttttwelve tone tune on the bill evans album is a clear demonstration of his technical mastery. Why is bill evans praised and viewed as the most important. Evans in england by bill evans, released 26 april 2019 1. He broke new ground in many of his piano trio, duet and solo recordings. Moods ft marliknun some other time as promised, the jazz jousters return with their fourth collection of hip hop jazz instrumentals from. What you get are 2 albums on each cd which are explained in detail in the liner notes along with some history of bill evans. In the late 50s, he was instrumental in solidifying miles davis modal concepts introduced on kind of blue, contributing the liner notes to that album as well as coauthoring blue in green and flamenco sketches although he is not credited with the latter, it is built up on a progression from his. William john evans august 16, 1929 september 15, 1980 was an american jazz pianist and. Along with mccoy tyner and oscar peterson, read more. Designing your life by bill burnett, dave evans epub 7 mb bill evans jazz pianist discography mp3 1.
On a monday evening offers bill evans fans a rare treat. Several of those won or were nominated for grammy awards. Download bill evans trio portrait in jazz 1960 2019. William john evans august 16, 1929 september 15, 1980 was an american jazz pianist and composer. Welcome to,the webs most visited site for jazz pianistcomposer bill evans 0916. The jazz world, which can be roiled by factions and jealousies, usually agrees on that. Bay area jazz pianist offers biography, discography with samples, plus press pack. Recorded at san franciscos keystone korner during his last engagement, evans along with bassist marc. For over fifteen years, this website has been dedicated to the life and music of pianist and composer bill evans 1929 1980, one of the most important and influential musicians in.
At 18 years old, my uncle johannes heinen a koln based jazz pianist gave me a. Bill evans via the free bandcamp app, plus highquality download in mp3. For this verve project, conversations with myself, bill evans recorded three piano parts via overdubbing. Postcard to bill evans is not only an exquisite and highly effective addition to the now weighty discography of bill evans dedications but a further evolutionary step along the roads of these pair of tenderly inquisitive, outstanding young jazz musicians. Check out the greatest jazz pianist of all time songs remastered by bill evans on amazon music. Arguably the greatest jazz pianist of the 1960s and 70s, bill evans is. The hilversum concert by fred kaplan resonance records is emerging as the most vital jazz reissue house aroundor, rather, not reissue, for the music they put out has never been issued before. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. Bill evans is the best jazz piano player ever, great liner note, 2 original albums on each cd, 6 cds, 12 albums.
All the things you are live at the vortex bill evans was my way in to jazz. There is no more influential jazzoriented pianist only mccoy tyner exerts nearly as much pull among younger players and journeymen and evans has left his mark on such noted players as herbie hancock, keith jarrett, chick corea, and brad mehldau. The secret sessions, recorded at the village vanguard, 19661975 milestone 8mcd11211 feature bill evans at his very best, sounding both relaxed and explorative while playing before attentive. Pianists influenced by bill evans discussion in miscellaneous db started by. More than simply providing biographical data, though, he shows how evans became an such important figure in contemporary jazz. Bill evans taps into the talents of many of his associates from his miles days and more recent adventures to. He was one of the most famous jazz pianists of the 20th century.
Bill evans william john evans born august 16, 1929, plainfield, nj. Bill evans the complete riverside recordings box set 12. Riverside rcd30678 bill evans trio portrait in jazz milestone m47034 bill evans spring leaves prestige p24052 various artists. With bill evans, the pianist as an artist, enrico pieranunzi provides a compelling look at this influential musician. It has taken me a while to read and digest this enthralling book about bill evans as i constantly crossreferenced pettingers forensic examination of the recorded works of evans, my favourite jazz pianist of all time, with my own comprehensive collection of his music on cd, on vinyl and some by download. He recorded over 50 albums as a leader between 1956 and 1980 and also played as a. Bill evans, the pianist as an artist all about jazz. William john evans august 16, 1929 september 15, 1980 was an american jazz pianist and composer who mostly played in trios. Evan presents his row three times in three sections of four bars each. William john evans, known as bill evans, was an american jazz pianist and. Bill evans, eddie gomez the bill evans album music.
Jazz piano bill evans portrait in jazz complete full. This was evanss second album as a leader, since new jazz conceptions, recorded two. Bruno heinen bruno heinen is a london based contemporary pianist, composer and bandleader. Bills son evan evans writes, the lovely work that zev feldman, george klabin and everyone at resonance records have done in finding these treasure troves of beauty from my fathers legacy is beyond words. His use of impressionistic harmony, his inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire and his syncopated and polyrhythmic melodic lines influenced a generation of pianists. Sunday at the village vanguard is a 1961 album by jazz pianist and composer bill evans. Bill evans on piano jazz pianist bill evans was a giant of jazz piano and one of marian mcpartlands first guests on piano jazz in 1979. Listen to rare, previously unheard recordings by legendary pianist bill evans thanks to the investigative work of resonance records. A new documentary explores the troubled, brilliant life of pianist. Bill evans, byname of william john evans, born august 16, 1929, plainfield, new jersey, u. Bill evans 19291980 played a major role in the history of modern jazz. I mp3s these and broke them back out into their original albums with original artwork. The following is a listing of the jazz pianist bill evans original albums. The first great jazz pianist is surely earl hines, who came to prominence with louis armstrongs early groups but whoarguably unlike armstrong himselfnever stopped.
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