BILL EVANS (PIANO)

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Bill Evans (born William John Evans; 16th August 1929-15th September 1980) was one of the most famous jazz pianists of the twentieth century. Along with McCoy Tyner and Oscar Peterson, he was the force behind the biggest evolution in jazz since Art Tatum and Bud Powell.

He worked briefly with Miles Davis and was the pianist on all but one track of Kind of Blue (1959). In fact, although "Blue in Green" is credited to Davis, Evans always claimed that it was his own composition and that some years later Davis gave him $25 as compensation for lost royalties.

Evans won seven Grammys during his career, the first for Conversations With Myself (1963) although not for his most celebrated work, Sunday At The Village Vanguard (1961) with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian.

His use of impressionistic harmony, his inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, and
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BILL EVANS (PIANO) Discography

BILL EVANS (PIANO) albums / top albums

BILL EVANS (PIANO) New Jazz Conceptions album cover 4.83 | 3 ratings
New Jazz Conceptions
Hard Bop 1956
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Everybody Digs Bill Evans album cover 3.84 | 6 ratings
Everybody Digs Bill Evans
Post Bop 1959
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Portrait In Jazz album cover 3.85 | 9 ratings
Portrait In Jazz
Cool Jazz 1960
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Explorations album cover 4.35 | 12 ratings
Explorations
Cool Jazz 1961
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Moon Beams (aka Polka Dots and Moonbeams) album cover 3.29 | 5 ratings
Moon Beams (aka Polka Dots and Moonbeams)
Cool Jazz 1962
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Undercurrent album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Undercurrent
Cool Jazz 1962
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Interplay album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Interplay
Hard Bop 1962
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Conversations With Myself album cover 3.32 | 4 ratings
Conversations With Myself
Post Bop 1963
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Plays The Theme From V.I.P.'s and Others album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays The Theme From V.I.P.'s and Others
Exotica 1963
BILL EVANS (PIANO) How My Heart Sings! album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
How My Heart Sings!
Cool Jazz 1964
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Trio 64 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Trio 64
Post Bop 1964
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Trio '65 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Trio '65
Post Bop 1965
BILL EVANS (PIANO) A Simple Matter of Conviction album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
A Simple Matter of Conviction
Hard Bop 1966
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Intermodulation album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Intermodulation
Post Bop 1966
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra
Third Stream 1966
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Further Conversations With Myself album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Further Conversations With Myself
Post Bop 1967
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Alone album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Alone
Post Bop 1968
BILL EVANS (PIANO) From Left to Right album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From Left to Right
Exotica 1970
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans Album
Post Bop 1971
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Living Time (with George Russell Orchestra) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Living Time (with George Russell Orchestra)
Progressive Big Band 1972
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Symbiosis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Symbiosis
Third Stream 1974
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Intuition (with Eddie Gomez) album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Intuition (with Eddie Gomez)
Post Bop 1975
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Conception album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Conception
Cool Jazz 1975
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Crosscurrents album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Crosscurrents
Hard Bop 1977
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Alone (Again) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Alone (Again)
Post Bop 1977
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans With Philly Joe Jones : Green Dolphin Street album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans With Philly Joe Jones : Green Dolphin Street
Cool Jazz 1977
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Quintessence album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
Quintessence
Post Bop 1977
BILL EVANS (PIANO) New Conversations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Conversations
Post Bop 1978
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Affinity (with Toots Thielemans) album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Affinity (with Toots Thielemans)
Post Bop 1978
BILL EVANS (PIANO) I Will Say Goodbye album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
I Will Say Goodbye
Post Bop 1980
BILL EVANS (PIANO) We Will Meet Again album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
We Will Meet Again
Post Bop 1980
BILL EVANS (PIANO) You Must Believe in Spring album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
You Must Believe in Spring
Post Bop 1981
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Eloquence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eloquence
Post Bop 1982
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Unknown Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unknown Session
Post Bop 1983
BILL EVANS (PIANO) From The 70's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From The 70's
Post Bop 1983
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Solo Sessions-Vol 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Solo Sessions-Vol 1
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Solo Sessions Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Solo Sessions Volume 2
Post Bop 1992
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Piano Player album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Player
Hard Bop 1998
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans / Don Elliot : Tenderly - An Informal Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans / Don Elliot : Tenderly - An Informal Session
Cool Jazz 2001
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest
Post Bop 2016

BILL EVANS (PIANO) EPs & splits

BILL EVANS (PIANO) live albums

BILL EVANS (PIANO) Waltz for Debby album cover 4.93 | 12 ratings
Waltz for Debby
Cool Jazz 1961
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Sunday at the Village Vanguard (aka Live At The Village Vanguard) album cover 4.87 | 14 ratings
Sunday at the Village Vanguard (aka Live At The Village Vanguard)
Cool Jazz 1961
BILL EVANS (PIANO) At Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
At Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California
Cool Jazz 1963
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans at Town Hall, Volume 1 album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Bill Evans at Town Hall, Volume 1
Post Bop 1966
BILL EVANS (PIANO) At the Montreux Jazz Festival album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
At the Montreux Jazz Festival
Hard Bop 1968
BILL EVANS (PIANO) What's New (with Jeremy Steig) album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
What's New (with Jeremy Steig)
Hard Bop 1969
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Montreux II album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Montreux II
Post Bop 1970
BILL EVANS (PIANO) 3.50 | 1 ratings
"Live"
Cool Jazz 1971
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live In Tokyo (aka The Tokyo Concert) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Tokyo (aka The Tokyo Concert)
Post Bop 1973
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans with Monica Zetterlund Swedish Concert 1975 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans with Monica Zetterlund Swedish Concert 1975
Vocal Jazz 1975
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Bill Evans Trio : Camp Fortune 1974 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bill Evans Trio : Camp Fortune 1974
Post Bop 1976
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Since We Met album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Since We Met
Post Bop 1976
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Montreux III album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Montreux III
Post Bop 1976
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Piano Perspective album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Perspective
Post Bop 1977
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Autumn Leaves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Autumn Leaves
Hard Bop 1977
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Quiet Now (aka Trio 65/Autumn Leaves) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quiet Now (aka Trio 65/Autumn Leaves)
Post Bop 1981
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Re: Person I Knew album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Re: Person I Knew
Post Bop 1981
BILL EVANS (PIANO) In Your Own Sweet Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Your Own Sweet Way
Cool Jazz 1981
BILL EVANS (PIANO) California Here I Come album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
California Here I Come
Hard Bop 1982
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Time Remembered album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time Remembered
Cool Jazz 1983
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Paris Concert, Edition One album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Paris Concert, Edition One
Post Bop 1983
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Paris Concert, Edition Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Paris Concert, Edition Two
Post Bop 1983
BILL EVANS (PIANO) More From the Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More From the Vanguard
Cool Jazz 1984
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Jazzhouse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzhouse
Hard Bop 1987
BILL EVANS (PIANO) You're Gonna Hear From Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You're Gonna Hear From Me
Post Bop 1988
BILL EVANS (PIANO) How Deep Is The Ocean? (aka Paris, 1965 aka  Live In Paris, 1965) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
How Deep Is The Ocean? (aka Paris, 1965 aka Live In Paris, 1965)
Cool Jazz 1988
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live In Paris, Vol.1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Paris, Vol.1
Post Bop 1988
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live In Paris,Vol.2 - 1972 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Paris,Vol.2 - 1972
Post Bop 1988
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live In Paris,Vol.3 - 1972 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Paris,Vol.3 - 1972
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Consecration, The last complete collection (8 CDs) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Consecration, The last complete collection (8 CDs)
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live in Buenos Aires Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Buenos Aires Vol. 1
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live in Buenos Aires Vol.2: 1979 Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Buenos Aires Vol.2: 1979 Concert
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) His Last Concert in Germany album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
His Last Concert in Germany
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live in Buenos Aires Vol.3: More From '73 & '79 Concerts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Buenos Aires Vol.3: More From '73 & '79 Concerts
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Bill Evans Trio ‎: Consecration II - Last album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bill Evans Trio ‎: Consecration II - Last
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Consecration I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Consecration I
Post Bop 1990
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Consecration II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Consecration II
Post Bop 1990
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Homewood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Homewood
Post Bop 1990
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans Trio : Stockholm 1965 (aka Live In Stockholm, 1965) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans Trio : Stockholm 1965 (aka Live In Stockholm, 1965)
Post Bop 1991
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Blue in Green: The Concert in Canada album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue in Green: The Concert in Canada
Hard Bop 1991
BILL EVANS (PIANO) A Jazz Hour With Bill Evans (Autumn Leaves) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Jazz Hour With Bill Evans (Autumn Leaves)
Post Bop 1992
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Yesterday I Heard The Rain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yesterday I Heard The Rain
Post Bop 1992
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Letter to Evan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Letter to Evan
Post Bop 1992
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Turn Out the Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Turn Out the Stars
Post Bop 1992
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Secret Sessions (Recorded At The Village Vanguard 1966-1975) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Secret Sessions (Recorded At The Village Vanguard 1966-1975)
Post Bop 1996
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Bill Evans Trio & Stan Getz ‎: But Beautiful album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
The Bill Evans Trio & Stan Getz ‎: But Beautiful
Post Bop 1996
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Turn Out The Stars: The Final Village Vanguard Recordings 1980 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Turn Out The Stars: The Final Village Vanguard Recordings 1980
Post Bop 1996
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Half Moon Bay album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Half Moon Bay
Post Bop 1998
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Homecoming album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Homecoming
Post Bop 1999
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Last Waltz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last Waltz
Post Bop 2000
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The 1972 Ljubljana Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 1972 Ljubljana Concert
Post Bop 2002
BILL EVANS (PIANO) My Foolish Heart (Live In Buenos Aires 1975) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Foolish Heart (Live In Buenos Aires 1975)
Post Bop 2002
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Getting Sentimental album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Getting Sentimental
Post Bop 2003
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live In London - Previously Unreleased Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In London - Previously Unreleased Recordings
Hard Bop 2003
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Portraiture album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portraiture
Post Bop 2003
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Easy to Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easy to Love
Post Bop 2006
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Lund 1975 & Helsinki 1970 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lund 1975 & Helsinki 1970
Post Bop 2009
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans Trio & Guests : Live In Nice 1978 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Bill Evans Trio & Guests : Live In Nice 1978
Post Bop 2010
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Sesjun Radio Shows album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sesjun Radio Shows
Post Bop 2011
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top of The Gate album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top of The Gate
Post Bop 2012
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Momentum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Momentum
Post Bop 2012
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Solo Piano at Carnegie Hall 1973-78 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Piano at Carnegie Hall 1973-78
Post Bop 2013
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Bill Evans Trio ‎: Live At The Penthouse Seattle 1966 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bill Evans Trio ‎: Live At The Penthouse Seattle 1966
Cool Jazz 2014
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Bill Evans Trio ‎: Köln Concert 1976 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bill Evans Trio ‎: Köln Concert 1976
Post Bop 2015
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans Trio : Live '66 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans Trio : Live '66
Cool Jazz 2016
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Live At Hilversum 1968 (aka Another Time (The Hilversum Concert)) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Hilversum 1968 (aka Another Time (The Hilversum Concert))
Cool Jazz 2016
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans Trio : Live '80 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans Trio : Live '80
Post Bop 2016
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Bill Evans Trio : On A Monday Evening album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Bill Evans Trio : On A Monday Evening
Post Bop 2017
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Evans in England : Live at Ronnie Scott' s album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evans in England : Live at Ronnie Scott' s
Post Bop 2019
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Bill Evans Trio ‎: Live In Montréal 1980 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bill Evans Trio ‎: Live In Montréal 1980
Post Bop 2019

BILL EVANS (PIANO) demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

BILL EVANS (PIANO) re-issues & compilations

BILL EVANS (PIANO) Dig It! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dig It!
Cool Jazz 1964
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Best Of Bill Evans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Bill Evans
Post Bop 1966
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Bill Evans Album/Living Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bill Evans Album/Living Time
Post Bop 1972
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Village Vanguard Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Village Vanguard Sessions
Cool Jazz 1973
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Peace Piece And Other Pieces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peace Piece And Other Pieces
Post Bop 1975
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Trio, Duo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trio, Duo
Post Bop 1976
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Spring Leaves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spring Leaves
Cool Jazz 1976
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Second Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Second Trio
Cool Jazz 1977
BILL EVANS (PIANO) I Grandi Del Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Grandi Del Jazz
Cool Jazz 1980
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The ''Interplay'' Sessions (With Freddie Hubbard And Zoot Sims) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The ''Interplay'' Sessions (With Freddie Hubbard And Zoot Sims)
Hard Bop 1982
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Complete Riverside Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Riverside Recordings
Cool Jazz 1984
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Autumn Leaves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Autumn Leaves
Post Bop 1985
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Compact Jazz: Bill Evans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compact Jazz: Bill Evans
Post Bop 1987
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Complete Fantasy Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Fantasy Recordings
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Empathy / A Simple Matter of Conviction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Empathy / A Simple Matter of Conviction
Post Bop 1989
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Someday My Prince Will Come album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Someday My Prince Will Come
Post Bop 1991
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Best album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best
Post Bop 1991
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Loose Blues album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Loose Blues
Post Bop 1992
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The 1960 Birdland Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 1960 Birdland Sessions
Cool Jazz 1992
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Jazz 'Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz 'Round Midnight
Cool Jazz 1993
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Verve Jazz Masters 5 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 5
Hard Bop 1994
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Best of Bill Evans on Verve album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Bill Evans on Verve
Hard Bop 1995
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Original Jazz Classics Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Original Jazz Classics Collection
Post Bop 1997
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Complete Bill Evans on Verve album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Bill Evans on Verve
Post Bop 1997
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Best of Bill Evans Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Bill Evans Live
Hard Bop 1997
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Jazz Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Showcase
Cool Jazz 1998
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Ultimate Bill Evans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ultimate Bill Evans
Post Bop 1998
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Ballads and More album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballads and More
Cool Jazz 1999
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Quiet Now: Never Let Me Go album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quiet Now: Never Let Me Go
Post Bop 1999
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans's Finest Hour album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Bill Evans's Finest Hour
Post Bop 2001
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Very Best of Bill Evans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of Bill Evans
Post Bop 2002
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Complete Live at the Village Vanguard 1961 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Complete Live at the Village Vanguard 1961
Cool Jazz 2002
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans for Lovers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans for Lovers
Post Bop 2004
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans And Orchestra : Brandeis Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans And Orchestra : Brandeis Jazz Festival
Third Stream 2005
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Complete Live At Ronnie Scott's 1980 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Live At Ronnie Scott's 1980
Post Bop 2006
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Riverside Profiles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Riverside Profiles
Post Bop 2006
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans Plays for Lovers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans Plays for Lovers
Cool Jazz 2006
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Time Remembered (2007) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time Remembered (2007)
Post Bop 2007
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Last European Concert, Bad Honningen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last European Concert, Bad Honningen
Post Bop 2008
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Complete Balboa Jazz Club Performances album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Balboa Jazz Club Performances
Post Bop 2008
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Easy Living album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easy Living
Hard Bop 2010
BILL EVANS (PIANO) The Very Best of the Bill Evans Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of the Bill Evans Trio
Post Bop 2012
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans with Don Elliott & Jerry Wald : The Mello Sound Of Don Elliott + Listen To The Music Of Jerry Wald album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans with Don Elliott & Jerry Wald : The Mello Sound Of Don Elliott + Listen To The Music Of Jerry Wald
Cool Jazz 2014
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans Trio at Newport 1967 & 1976 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Evans Trio at Newport 1967 & 1976
Post Bop 2014
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Definitive Rare Albums Collection 1960-1966 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Definitive Rare Albums Collection 1960-1966
Cool Jazz 2017
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Birdland 1960 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birdland 1960
Cool Jazz 2017
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Complete Jerry Wald Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Jerry Wald Sessions
Hard Bop 2018
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Moon Beams + How My Heart Sings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moon Beams + How My Heart Sings
Cool Jazz 2018
BILL EVANS (PIANO) Timeless Classic Albums - Jazz Conceptions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Timeless Classic Albums - Jazz Conceptions
Cool Jazz 2019

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BILL EVANS (PIANO) movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Cool Jazz 2017
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Oslo Concerts
Post Bop 2019

BILL EVANS (PIANO) Reviews

BILL EVANS (PIANO) Loose Blues

Boxset / Compilation · 1992 · Post Bop
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Amilisom
What originally drew me to the obscure Bill Evans album known as "Loose Blues" was primarily the lineup. This was the first album I'd come across where Bill Evans was playing with the bassist Ron Carter, who I'd known primarily through his work with Miles Davis' second great quartet as well as on other quintessential albums of the 60's. The appearance of Philly Joe Jones on drums wouldn't be a first for Evans.

It came as no surprise from the start of track 1, "Loose Bloose," that the groove created between bass and drums swung significantly stronger than the more airy atmosphere usually created in Bill's more usual rhythm sections. What made the mix all the more interesting was the obvious contrast between the rhythm section and the rest of the band. Playing the tenor sax was the soft-spoken Zoot Sims, who I admit to having little knowledge of. Jim Hall, who makes appearances on other Bill Evans albums, plays guitar. The resulting effect, perhaps an exaggeration, is that the bass and drums swing harder than anybody else in the band. Everybody else floats over the groove like a pillow fort built on cinderblocks.

Plus, the combination of piano, guitar, and Sims' delicate tone made for very nice timbres. Whether it's in "My Bells" where the tenor sax is placed with a backdrop of cascading guitar and piano chords, or in the beginning of "Loose Blues" where the melody is played monophonically by Evans and Sims with Hall complimenting the bass line, the combination is unique and enjoyable.

According to the linear notes, Orrin Keepnews actually found the experience and circumstances of recording this album to be quite stressful and frustrating. One of the tunes, "My Bells" features a tempo change partway through the form. It makes the solos interesting to listen to, but recording it was another story. The studio had little money for rehearsal, and the group went as far as Take 25 before having enough material capable of splicing together. As haphazard as the circumstances turned out, the album was ironically not released until 20 years later.

BILL EVANS (PIANO) Waltz for Debby

Live album · 1961 · Cool Jazz
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liontime
There's a wonderful, crystalline atmosphere contained in these six tracks. All were recorded (beautifully) live; soft audience chatter and glassware can be heard intermittently throughout.

Along with "Live at the Village Vanguard" this is the definitive Bill Evans. The title track is one of the most revered and adored modern jazz standards. Plus there's a tremendous take on Miles' Milestones at the end.

Evans carries you to a time and place of content stasis with his relaxed, cathartic playing. He's never aggressive yet he remains stimulating all throughout. Put this on Sunday morning or Friday afternoon when you want to amplify good vibrations. Good for mixed company, or solitary listening.

BILL EVANS (PIANO) Trio '65

Album · 1965 · Post Bop
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Amilisom
The best way to understand what makes this a good Bill Evans album is to compare it with its precursor studio album, "Trio '64" and the change of the lineup.

"Trio '64" was the last studio album with long-time drummer Paul Motian, who had played with Evans since 1959's "Portrait in Jazz". His departure was replaced with Larry Bunker, who had already played with Evans at the Trident Club in the 1964 "Bill Evans Trio Live" album and with Monica Zetterlund in "Waltz for Debby" the same year. As a result this album is the first studio album for the Bill Evans Trio with drummer Larry Bunker, allowing for one to see the contrast between his playing and Paul Motian's.

Larry Bunker is something of a "feisty" drummer. Whereas Motian had a more spacious and laid-back way of playing that contributed to the cool jazz aspect of Bill Evans' playing, Bunker pushes forward and makes energetic grooves that encourage Evans to play quicker and more rhythmically interesting licks. The change is most noticeable in the tune "If You Could See Me Now". Strangely enough, it is the tune on the album that gets the closest to being a ballad. Other tunes, like "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?", begin sounding like a ballad but quickly change to medium swing when Bunker comes in. In "If You Could See Me Now," Bunker submits, perhaps unwillingly, to the slower ballad style. But while doing so he fidgets around with quick, little fills with his brushes like an impatient child with ADHD. Eventually he succeeds in turning the tune into medium swing and even goes double-time at one point. The overall effect is actually really cool and gives a lot of personality to the music.

In the end I would say Larry Bunker's drumming style well fits Bill Evans' piano style, progressing Bill Evans to newer places in his music that would intrigue those used to hearing the Paul Motian days of the Bill Evans Trio.

BILL EVANS (PIANO) Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra

Album · 1966 · Third Stream
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"Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra" is the kind of album that hinges greatly on the listener's expectations. With a name like "Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra" any serious music listener (like a critic) who has most likely become familiar with symphonic works for piano may develop expectations of some kind that this album is going to be something of a third-stream jazz piano concerto. I admit I had this same feeling myself, and my first listen-though of this felt dull, disappointing, and almost led me to give it 2 stars. For the sake of the reader, I will extrapolate more on the causes of my disappointment so that they may be able to avoid my mistake and experience this album to its fullest extent.

Probably one of the biggest problems is this: the first track is a bad representation of the rest of the album. "Granados" begins with Bill Evans playing solo. When he has finished his intro the orchestra takes over with a section separate from his intro. But when this ends Bill Evans comes back in with the members of his trio, Chuck Israels and Larry Bunker. Both Bunker and Israels do a fine job making a groove while Evans plays a good solo, but for listeners wanting the piano concerto sound, the sound of a piano trio coming in is a let down. At this point we might as well assume that the rest of the album is going to be an ongoing system of back-and-forth between the orchestra's classical arrangements and the piano trio playing straight-ahead swing. A couple minutes pass, the time signature changes, and the orchestra joins in behind Evans' solo in sparse, held-out chords before dropping out again.

At this point anybody expecting something different will have most likely given up on this album. It will seem like the orchestra is barely present as there is too much focus on the trio separate from the orchestra. But this flat contrast between orchestra and trio is less present throughout the rest of the album, as Evans joins in with harmony and melody in different places to add to the orchestral arrangement.

But I also have to admit that the criticisms of this album that I have previously discussed are still true. There is a separation between the orchestra and trio, with emphasis on the trio.

This is where one says "So, what?!" The arrangements sound really nice, the trio sounds really nice, and the way the two complement each other creates a fantastic album atmosphere that makes me continue to return to it. Once I accepted that I wasn't going to be hearing another third-stream masterwork like Keith Jarrett's "Arbour Zena" I realized how good and true-to-itself this album actually sounds. Hopefully others will not be turned away from this as I first was.

BILL EVANS (PIANO) "Live"

Live album · 1971 · Cool Jazz
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Although released in 1971, The Bill Evans Trio "Live" was originally recorded in 1964 at the Trident Club in Sausalito, California. It is the first Bill Evans album recorded with drummer Larry Bunker on the Verve label, having played with him before on the Milestone live albums "Time Remembered" and "At Shelly's Manne Hole" a year earlier in 1963. Bassist Chuck Israels at this point has been playing quite consistently since the tragic death of Scott LaFaro in '61 after the famous Village Vanguard recordings and will continue doing so until 1966. He imitates the free style of LaFaro well enough but approaches his solos with more lyrical lines than LaFaro's more frantic approach.

At this stage in Bill Evans' career I believe I hear a notable change in his playing style. Although Evans' improvisations have always contained rhythmic interest as well as influences from the Bebop era, here I hear a slight increase in complexity. There is a possibly that at this point he is beginning to be influenced by the rise of Post-Bop.

So I give this album 6.5/10, perhaps being generous. Overall there's not necessarily anything entirely wrong with this album other than the fact that the groove and feel slightly miss the mark. The trio plays some good tunes (specifically "How My Heart Sings") but rarely do I find myself returning to this by desire rather than out of necessity.

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