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Bill Evans For Lovers

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Album Review

As part of Verve's For Lovers series, pianist Bill Evans is spotlighted on 11 tracks recorded between 1962 and 1970. This romantic set of standards aptly highlights Evans' melancholic light touch, especially on "But Beautiful," "Spring Is Here," "My Foolish Heart," "Lover Man," and "If You Could See Me Now." Stan Getz, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, Shelly Manne, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian, and Eddie Gomez are a few of the impressive guest musicians who make appearances. While this certainly doesn't come close to painting a complete picture of Bill Evans' career, which spanned several decades, it does make a nice sampler for the novice at a mid-line price.

Biography

Born: 16 August 1929 in Plainfield, NJ

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

With the passage of time, Bill Evans has become an entire school unto himself for pianists and a singular mood unto himself for listeners. There is no more influential jazz-oriented pianist — only McCoy Tyner exerts nearly as much pull among younger players and journeymen — and Evans has left his mark on such noted players as Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau. Borrowing heavily from the impressionism of Debussy and Ravel, Evans brought a new, introverted, relaxed,...
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: 01 January 2004

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