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Bill Evans

Bill Evans was first projected into the consciousness of the jazz world through his extensive pioneering of block chords in the mid-1950's during his early solo years, but gained worldwide fame and accolade after becoming the only white man hip enough to play pianofor Miles Davis on the latter's landmark album, Kind of Blue. His run with Miles would be brief, however, lasting only eightmonths.

Soon after, Evans formed his own trio and began pushing the boundaries of jazz music even farther, with some describing his sound in ...read more

Bill Evans was first projected into the consciousness of the jazz world through his extensive pioneering of block chords in the mid-1950's during his early solo years, but gained worldwide fame and accolade after becoming the only white man hip enough to play pianofor Miles Davis on the latter's landmark album, Kind of Blue. His run with Miles would be brief, however, lasting only eightmonths.

Soon after, Evans formed his own trio and began pushing the boundaries of jazz music even farther, with some describing his sound inhis more formative years as more akin to collective improvisation, sometimes to the point of the listener not being able to discern whichinstrument was playing lead.

His style relied heavily on the aforementioned block chords, and he is sometimes credited with popularizing the use of syncopation withpolyrhythms in modern jazz. He is also praised for his utilization of impressionist harmonies.

Evans died on September 15, 1980, as a result of invariable hard drug abuse throughout his life, and a generally frail complexion. Hewas 51. « hide

Similar Bands: Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Bill Evans and Jim Hall

LPs
You Must Believe In Spring
1977

4.1
6 Votes
Symbiosis
1974

3.9
4 Votes
Stan Getz & Bill Evans
1973

4.5
1 Votes
The Bill Evans Album
1971

4.3
3 Votes
Alone
1968

3.5
2 Votes
Intermodulation
1966

4.5
1 Votes
Conversations With Myself
1963

3
3 Votes
Interplay
1962

4.3
2 Votes
How My Heart Sings!
1962

4.3
3 Votes
Moon Beams
1962

4.6
8 Votes
Explorations
1961

4.3
24 Votes
Portrait in Jazz
1959

4.2
42 Votes
Everybody Digs Bill Evans
1958

4.4
26 Votes
New Jazz Conceptions
1956

4.5
3 Votes
Live Albums
The Paris Concert Edition One
1979

4.5
4 Votes
The Paris Concert Edition Two
1979

4
4 Votes
Re: Person I Knew
1974

4
1 Votes
At The Montreux Jazz Festival
1968

4
1 Votes
Waltz for Debby
1961

4.5
47 Votes
Sunday at the Village Vanguard
1961

4.5
24 Votes
Compilations
The Complete Live at the Village Vanguard 1961
2003

5
2 Votes

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