Bill Evans
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1929-08-16
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Biography

One of the most sensitive and introspective pianists in jazz, Bill Evans had a huge influence on fellow players of his instrument, through his conjunction of the qualities of lyricism and analytical perfection. In 1950s New York, he worked in ...

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One of the most sensitive and introspective pianists in jazz, Bill Evans had a huge influence on fellow players of his instrument, through his conjunction of the qualities of lyricism and analytical perfection. In 1950s New York, he worked in the jazz workshops of George Russell and Charlie Mingus, making his debut discs under his own name in 1956.

It was his arrival in Miles Davis' line-up in 1958 that put him on the map, and particularly the understated brilliance of his playing on the 1959 album Kind of Blue. Touring and the reverse racism known as 'Crow Jim' precipitated his departure from Davis, and he formed his own trio with bassist Scott La Faro and drummer Paul motian, that became celebrated as one of the best small groups in jazz, until La Faro's premature death in a car crash in July 1961.

Both fellow members of this trio improvised on an equal level with Evans, making the interplay between them a source of intense fascination. Much of the same spirit carried through into Evans's later trios, with bassists Chuck Israels, Eddie Gomez and Gary Peacock, and drummers Larry Bunker, Jack DeJohnette and Joe LaBarbera among others.

Evans managed to sustain a high profile recording career despite considerable problems with narcotics, and he left a legacy of material that shows the clarity of his thinking and his ability to put this into practice, often bringing elements of classical impressionism into jazz, but retaining an outstanding sense of jazz feeling.



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Someday My Prince Will Come
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Someday My Prince Will Come Someday My Prince Will Come Someday My Prince Will Come Someday My Prince Will Come
Chet Baker, Pepper Adams, Herbie Mann, Bill Evans, Connie Kay & Paul Chambers
How High The Moon
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How High The Moon How High The Moon How High The Moon How High The Moon
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans
Young And Foolish
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Young And Foolish Young And Foolish Young And Foolish Young And Foolish
Bill Evans
Here's That Rainy Day
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Here's That Rainy Day Here's That Rainy Day Here's That Rainy Day Here's That Rainy Day
Bill Evans
Minority
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Minority Minority Minority Minority
Bill Evans & Bill Evans
Peace Piece
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Peace Piece Peace Piece Peace Piece Peace Piece
Bill Evans
Why did I choose you?
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Why did I choose you? Why did I choose you? Why did I choose you? Why did I choose you?
Eddie Gomez, Sam Brown, Marty Morell, Bill Evans & Bill Evans
The Dolphin (Before)
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The Dolphin (Before) The Dolphin (Before) The Dolphin (Before) The Dolphin (Before)
Bill Evans & Bill Evans, p; Philly Joe Jones, d; Sam Jones, b. 15 December 1958.
Night and Day
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Night and Day Night and Day Night and Day Night and Day

Night and Day

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Bill Evans, p; Philly Joe Jones, d; Sam Jones, b. 15 December 1958.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet & Bill Evans
Waltz for Debbie
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Waltz for Debbie Waltz for Debbie Waltz for Debbie Waltz for Debbie
George Russell, Bill Evans, John LaPorta, Art Farmer, Teddy Charles & Hal McKusick
All About Rosie
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All About Rosie All About Rosie All About Rosie All About Rosie
George Russell, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Hal McKusick, Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton & Paul Motian
Concerto for Billy the Kid
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Concerto for Billy the  Kid Concerto for Billy the  Kid Concerto for Billy the  Kid Concerto for Billy the  Kid
Bill Evans & Harry Barris with lyrics by Ted Koehler and Billy Moll
Wrap You Troubles in Dreams
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Wrap You Troubles in Dreams Wrap You Troubles in Dreams Wrap You Troubles in Dreams Wrap You Troubles in Dreams

Wrap You Troubles in Dreams

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Harry Barris with lyrics by Ted Koehler and Billy Moll
Bill Evans & Bill Evans, p; Philly Joe Jones, d; Sam Jones, b. 15 December 1958.
What is There to Say
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What is There to Say What is There to Say What is There to Say What is There to Say

What is There to Say

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Bill Evans, p; Philly Joe Jones, d; Sam Jones, b. 15 December 1958.
Bill Evans
I Love You
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I Love You I Love You I Love You I Love You
Benny Golson, Addison Farmer, Bill Evans, Dave Bailey & Art Farmer
Fair Weather
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Fair Weather Fair Weather Fair Weather Fair Weather
Bill Evans
My Foolish Heart
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My Foolish Heart My Foolish Heart My Foolish Heart My Foolish Heart
Scott LaFaro, Bill Evans, Bill Evans & Paul Motian
Waltz For Debby (Take 2)
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Waltz For Debby (Take 2) Waltz For Debby (Take 2) Waltz For Debby (Take 2) Waltz For Debby (Take 2)
Bill Evans, Paul Motian, Art Farmer, George Russell, George Russell, Milt Hinton, Hal McKusick & Barry Galbraith
Concerto for Billy the Kid
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Concerto for Billy the Kid Concerto for Billy the Kid Concerto for Billy the Kid Concerto for Billy the Kid
Bill Evans
Lucky to be Me
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Lucky to be Me Lucky to be Me Lucky to be Me Lucky to be Me
Bill Evans
Isn’t It Romantic?
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Isn’t It Romantic? Isn’t It Romantic? Isn’t It Romantic? Isn’t It Romantic?
Bill Evans
Peace Piece
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Peace Piece Peace Piece Peace Piece Peace Piece
Bill Evans
Gloria’s Step
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Gloria’s Step Gloria’s Step Gloria’s Step Gloria’s Step
Miles Davis
Blue In Green
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Blue In Green Blue In Green Blue In Green Blue In Green
Bill Evans, Paul Motian & Chuck Isreals
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
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Polka Dots and Moonbeams Polka Dots and Moonbeams Polka Dots and Moonbeams Polka Dots and Moonbeams
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