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Bill Evans

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 16, 1929 | Died: September 15, 1980    

Who Was Bill Evans?

Bill Evans, one of the most influential and tragic figures of the post-bop jazz piano, was known for his highly nuanced touch, the clarity of the feeling content of his music and his reform of the chord voicing system pianists used. He recorded over fifty albums as leader and received five Grammy awards. He spawned a school of “Bill Evans style” or “Evans inspired” pianists, who include some of the best known artists of our day, including Michel Petrucciani, Andy Laverne, Richard Beirach, Enrico Pieranunzi and Warren Bernhardt. His inescapable influence on the very sound of jazz piano has touched virtually everybody of prominence in the field after him (as well as most of his contemporaries), and he remains a monumental model for jazz piano students everywhere, even inspiring a newsletter devoted solely to his music and influence. ...
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    The Ivory Hunters

    Phoenix Jazz Records
    2014
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    Waltz For Debby

    Birdology
    2012
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    Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate

    Resonance Records
    2012
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    Sunday At The Village Vanguard

    Birdology
    2012
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    Jazz Portrait

    Birdology
    2011
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    Kind Of Evans

    Birdology
    2011
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    Bill Evans: The Sesjun Radio Shows

    Naxos
    2011
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