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New Jazz Conceptions

As with any musician, you have to be able to hear Bill Evans. It is not a given that you will. There is a level on which this music is enjoyable and pleasant- if that's what you hear- and that's enough for many people. No harm, no foul. But for those who can hear, it is a different experience altogether. Evans said that improvising was almost painful for him because it took so much concentration. This music is the result of an exceptional musical imagination concentrating to an almost painful degree. The wonder is that the result is fluid and natural rather than difficult and contrived. Evans always knows where he's going and where he's been. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he does not rely on montaged, rehearsed riffs or signature ornament. Every thought is new, developed, explored and transformed into the next. Evans chose sidemen carefully and stuck with them, developing a mutual understanding that allows him to extend himself through them. Pieces are almost always kept short- Evans does not ramble. The action is in the inner voices. It's subtle but it swings hard. Enough of words. Listen.

Nice Chillout Jazz.

Bill Evans was great pianist. One of my favorite jazz musicians. I love this entire album.

Biography

Born: August 16, 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, lyrical,...
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