The Music of Bill Evans | St. Louis Public Radio

The Music of Bill Evans

Mar 18, 2018

Jazz Unlimited for March 18, 2018 is “The Music of Bill Evans.”  Writer Gene Lees described the life of pianist Bill Evans’ as a long slow suicide.  Evans’ piano playing influenced nearly all pianists from the mid-1950’s until today.  We will hear only a small fraction of his beautiful music on Jazz Unlimited, including music with overdubbed solo piano, the Tadd Dameron Big Band, the Joe Pass Quartet, Tony Bennett, Chick Corea & Hiromi, the Kronos Quartet, the Miles Davis Sextet, Shirley Horn, the Gunther Schuller Orchestra, George Russell, Cannonball Adderley, Oliver Nelson, Stan Getz, Mark Murphy, Charles Mingus, Judy Niemack and his own piano trios.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the artists heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of March 26. 2018.

Here is Bill Evans (p) Mark Johnson (b) and Joe LaBarbera (d) in 1979 playing "But Beautiful."