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Bill Evans

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William John Evans, known as Bill Evans (pronunciation: /ˈɛvəns/, August 16, 1929 - September 15, 1980), was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War II jazz pianist. Evans's 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. Unlike many other jazz musicians of his time, Evans never embraced new movements like jazz fusion or free jazz. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Evans was classically trained, and studied at Southeastern Louisiana University. In 1955, he moved to New York, where he worked with bandleader and theorist George Russell. In 1958, Evans joined Miles Davis's sextet, where he was to have a profound influence. In 1959, the band,...

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Discography

  • We Will Meet Again - The Bill Evans Anthology (disc 1), 2005
  • The Paris Concert, Edition One, 1982
  • A Day in New York, 1957
  • Autumn Leaves, 1998
  • Interplay, 1962
  • The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings
  • Everybody Digs Bill Evans, 2006
  • Empathy / A Simple Matter of Conviction, 1989
  • At the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1990
  • The Ivory Hunters, 1994
  • Conversations With Myself, 1997
  • Easy to Love, 2006
  • Montreux III, 1991
  • Highlights From Turn Out The Stars
  • Getting Sentimental, 2003
  • Bill Evans for Lovers, 2004
  • Quiet Now: Never Let Me Go, 1999
  • Ultimate Bill Evans, 1998
  • The Sesjun Radio Shows, 2011
  • We Will Meet Again, 1979
  • Bill Evans's Finest Hour, 2001
  • Alone (Again), 2006
  • The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, 1992
  • Waltz for Debby
  • Undercurrent, 1976
  • Serenity, 1999
  • California Here I Come, 2004
  • New Jazz Conceptions, 2006
  • The Complete Tony Bennett & Bill Evans Recordings, 2009
  • The Very Best of Bill Evans, 2002
  • Unknown Session, 2006
  • Jazz Showcase
  • Alone, 2002
  • His Last Concert in Germany, 1996
  • Live at the Festival, 1994
  • Together Again, 1977
  • The Bill Evans Album, 1996
  • The Complete Riverside Recordings, 1991
  • Complete Fantasy Recordings
  • The Complete Legendary Sessions, 2010
  • The Best of Bill Evans, 1998
  • Affinity, 1988
  • Re: Person I Knew, 1993
  • Further Conversations With Myself, 1967
  • What's New, 2003
  • The Best of Bill Evans on Verve, 1995
  • You Must Believe in Spring, 2004
  • The Solo Sessions, Volume 1, 1989
  • Sharp Notes, 2011
  • Intermodulation, 1988
  • Blue in Green: The Concert in Canada, 1974
  • Symbiosis, 1974
  • From Left to Right
  • The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961, 2005
  • You're Gonna Hear From Me, 1991
  • Soul Bop Band Live, 2005
  • Bill Evans Plays for Lovers, 2006
  • Riverside Profiles (disc 1), 2006
  • Play the Arrangements of Jimmy Giuffre
  • A Simple Matter of Conviction, 2008
  • The Complete Bill Evans on Verve, 1997
  • Loose Blues
  • Ballads and More, 1999
  • Intuition, 2006
  • The Paris Concert, Edition Two, 2001
  • The Complete Live at the Village Vanguard 1961, 2006
  • Verve Jazz Masters 5, 1994
  • Quiet Now, 1981
  • The Interplay Sessions, 2007
  • The Secret Sessions, 1996
  • Original Jazz Classics Collection, 1997
  • On Green Dolphin Street, 1999
  • The Solo Sessions, Volume 2, 2006
  • Jazz 'Round Midnight
  • Quintessence, 2006
  • Half Moon Bay, 1998
  • Portraiture, 2003
  • Piano Player, 1998
  • Kind of Evans, 2011
  • The Complete Riverside Recordings (disc 1), 1987
  • Jazzhouse, 1991
  • Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra, 1985
  • Everybody Digs Bill Evans: Complete 1958/59 Winter Trio Sessions, 2010
  • Compact Jazz: Bill Evans, 1987
  • My Foolish Heart, 1973
  • Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate, 2012
  • New Conversations, 1997
  • Trio 64, 1997
  • Tenderly: An Informal Session, 2001
  • Conversations with Bill Evans, 1997
  • Night and Day, 2003
  • The Brilliant
  • Bill Evans at Town Hall, Volume 1
  • Eloquence, 1994
  • Empathy, 1962
  • Live in Europe II
  • The Tokyo Concert
  • Stan Getz & Bill Evans, 1973
  • Montreux II, 1970
  • A Jazz Hour With Bill Evans: Autumn Leaves
  • The Best of Bill Evans Live

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On Jul 26, 2009. 10:55am
jpatrickp said

just wonderful - Bill Evans will always be my favourite

On Feb 6, 2010. 10:36am
Stewart said

What a classic version!

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