Bill Evans

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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Albums

Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest
Some Other Time: The...
Resonance Records
2016
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The Ivory Hunters
The Ivory Hunters
Phoenix Jazz Records
2014
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The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961
The Complete Village...
Riverside
2014
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Waltz For Debby
Birdology
2012
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Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate
Live At Art...
Resonance Records
2012
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Sunday At The Village...
Birdology
2012
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