Bill Evans and Marian McPartland

Jun 27, 2018

Bill Evans (1929 – 1980) left his mark on the jazz world through his innovative interpretations of the classic jazz repertoire. He got his first taste of jazz through boogie-woogie and blues, and it didn’t take long for his style to grow into the impressionistic sound he is known for today. The renowned musician is credited for having had two great trios, which featured incredible improvisation between members. In this 1979 Piano Jazz, Evans shows his love for solo piano when he plays a rare Ellington piece called “Reflections in D.”

Documentary: www.billevanstimeremembered.com/

Full episode: www.npr.org/2010/10/08/92185496/bill-evans-on-piano-jazz