Monday, June 12, 2017

Bill Evans

Artist:  Bill Evans
Birth Name:  William John Evans
Born:  August 16, 1929.  Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Died:  September 15, 1980 (Aged 51).  New York City, New York, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Modal Jazz, Cool Jazz, Post Bop, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Composer, Arranger
Instruments:  Piano

Bill Evans was an American Jazz Pianist and Composer who mostly worked in a Trio setting.  He worked with bandleader and theorist George Russell.  In 1958, he joined Miles Davis's sextet, and recorded Kind Of Blue, the best-selling Jazz Album of All Time.  In 1959, he left the Miles Davis band and began his career as a leader with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian.  In 1961, recording the highly acclaimed Sunday At The Village Vanguard and Waltz For Debby.  In 1963, he recorded Conversations With Myself, an innovative solo album.  He has become standards and has been played and recorded by many artists.  He was honored with 31 Grammy nominations and seven awards, and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall Of Fame.

Artist:  Bill Evans Trio
Title:  On A Monday Evening  (Live)  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Modal Jazz, Cool Jazz, Post Bop, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Label:  Fantasy Records
Rating:   *****


 1.  Sugar Plum  (5:29)
 2.  Up With the Lark  (6:06)
 3.  Time Remembered  (5:33)
 4.  T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)  (5:07)
 5. Someday My Prince Will Come  (6:15)
 6.  Minha (All Mine)  (3:49)
 7.  All Of You  (9:41)
 8.  Some Other Time  (4:48)


Bill Evans:  Piano
Eddie Gomez:  Bass
Eliot Zigmund:  Drums

On A Monday Evening is the live album by Bill Evans Trio, was released on March 24, 2017 by Fantasy Records, featuring Eddie Gomez, and Eliot Zigmund, recorded live in concert at the Madison Union Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday, November 15, 1976.

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