A greater emphasis was placed on group improvisation and interaction, and new harmonic experiments were attempted. I hear music differently. In late 1959, Evans left the Miles Davis band and began his career as a leader with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian, a group now regarded as a seminal modern jazz trio. In February 1958, Russell, at Miles Davis's urging, drove Evans over to the Colony Club in Brooklyn, to play with Davis' sextet. William John "Bill" Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz piano player. [7][19] Evans also penned the liner notes for Kind of Blue, comparing jazz improvisation to Japanese visual art. [7] Russell was then developing his magnum opus, the treatise Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, in which he exposed that the Lydian mode was more compatible with tonality than the major scale used in most music. His shelves held works by Plato, Voltaire, Whitehead, Santayana, Freud, Margaret Mead, Sartre, and Thomas Merton; and held a special fondness for Thomas Hardy's work. Services were held in Manhattan on Friday, September the 19th. Only the 3 rd Recording Released of this Trio Following the Internationally Acclaimed 2016 Landmark Discovery Some Other Time: The Lost … [32] Evans' repertoire consisted of both jazz standards and original compositions. Evans has also played Lumiere (the candlestick) on Broadway in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It was also Evans who introduced John Coltrane to the Indian philosoph… Template:Main article In February 1961, shortly after the Explorations sessions, he appeared as a sidesman in Oliver Nelsons The Blues and the Abstract Truth. That year, he also recorded The Soul of Jazz Percussion, with Philly Joe Jones and Chambers. The music of Bill Evans continues to inspire younger pianists including Fred Hersch, Bill Charlap, Lyle Mays, and Eliane Elias[37] and arguably Brad Mehldau[38] early in his career. Although the police put him in jail for the night he was not charged. [7]Template:Sfn Most of Evans' harmonies feature added note chords or quartal voicings.Template:Sfn Thus, Evans created a self-sufficient language for the left hand, a distinctive voicing, that allowed the transition from one chord to the next while hardly having to move the hand. His sister-in-law Pat Evans has stated that she knew Bill wouldn't last long after Harry's death and she wondered if that's what prompted her to buy three plots in a Baton Rouge Cemetery, where Harry was interred. [18], During the creative process of Kind of Blue, Davis handed Evans a piece of paper with two chords â€“ G minor and A augmented â€“ and asked "What would you do with that?" [20], In summer 1963, Evans and his girlfriend Ellaine left their flat in New York and settled in his parents' home in Florida, where, it seems, they quit the habit for some time. [7], In 1961, Evans produced four albums in rapid succession. Many of these were dedicated to people close to him. [20], Music critic Richard S. Ginell noted: "With the passage of time, Bill Evans has become an entire school unto himself for pianists and a singular mood unto himself for listeners. When Evans suggested he might deserve a share of the royalties, Davis offered him a check for $25. His friends and relatives believe that this event precipitated his own death the following year. [23], During the late 1970s, Evans became addicted to cocaine. "[36], Many of Evans' critics have commented on his detachment from the original black roots of jazz, believing that the European and classical traditions are of much lesser import. Reply Notify me Helpful ausamerika April 14, 2019 Report; referencing Interplay, LP, Album, RE, RS 9445. He attended Mississippi State University, where he studied business administration, and Jackson State University, where he studied meteorology. William Howard Evans (born 16 July 1960) is an American meteorologist and the former weatherman for WABC-TV, the ABC affiliate in New York City. His versions of jazz standards, as well as his own compositions, often featured thorough reharmonisations. In what turned out to be an eleven-year stay, Gómez sparked new developments in Evans' trio conception. On May 17, the radio material would be recorded on the album Makin' Wax, the first documented evidence of Evans with Davis.Template:Sfn By mid-May, Jimmy Cobb replaced Philly Joe Jones, with whom Evans had developed a close friendship. [9], In September 1956, producer Orrin Keepnews was convinced to record the reluctant Evans by a demo tape Mundell Lowe played to him over the phone. Finally, in late June 1961 the trio recorded two albums, Sunday at the Village Vanguard, and Waltz for Debby. Read Full Biography. [15]Template:Sfn While the band used to play a mixture of jazz standards and bebop originals, by that time Davis had begun his venture in modal jazz, having just released his album Milestones. [7][15] Davis used to tease him and Evans' sensitivity perhaps let it get to him. Evans finally settled on Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums. Template:Sfn Soon both brothers were taking piano lessons. Evans and LaFaro would achieve a high level of musical empathy. In 1966, Evans discovered the young Puerto Rican bassist Eddie Gómez. [7] Both remained very close until his death. William John Evans, known as Bill Evans (Template:IPAc-en, August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980), was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. [1] Evans' use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today. By the turn of the decade, Evans had met a waitress named Ellaine Schultz, who would become his partner for twelve years.[20]. [7], In May 1960, the trio performed at one of the Jazz Profiles concerts, organized by Charles Schwartz. William John "Bill" Evans (Template:IPAc-en, August 16, 1929 â€“ September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. The album won a Grammy award posthumously in 1981, along with I Will Say Goodbye. Evans' stay in the army was traumatic, and he had nightmares for years. Bill Evans was one of the Secret Service agents that went missing. Media Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. [20], At the beginning of a several-week tour of the trio through the Pacific Northwest in the spring of 1979, Evans learned that his brother, Harry, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, had committed suicide at age "[15] However, Evans and Davis kept in touch throughout their lives. He also hosted a jazz program on the camp radio station and occasionally performed in Chicago clubs, where he met singer Lucy Reed, with whom he became friends and would later record. Bill Evans disappeared during an assignment and later woke up in Wayward Pines. Media in category "Bill Evans (piano)" The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total. Bill Evans is a former member of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly in Alaska, representing District 6 from 2014 to 2017. Evans helps raise funds for children's charities Babies Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, Junior Achievement, and the National Young Adult Institute. [20], On September 15, 1980, Evans, who had been in bed for several days with stomach pains at his home in Fort Lee, was accompanied by Joe LaBarbera and Verchomin to the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he died that afternoon. Many of his compositions, such as "Waltz for Debby", have become standards and have been played and recorded by many artists. During the festival performance, in June 6, Evans became acquainted with Chuck Israels, who would become his bassist years later. [6] As a result, Evans went back on heroin for a while, then got into a methadone treatment program. Recorded at San Francisco's Keystone Korner during his last engagement, Evans (along with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe LaBarbera) still seems in surprisingly prime form on four originals (including "Letter to Evan" and "Bill… Shortly thereafter, Evans received his draft notice and entered the U.S. Army. Bill's willingness to play and work decreased noticeably after the death of Harry, actually it was just the music itself that held him upright. However, the band began to find a new, smoother groove, as Adderley noted: "When he started to use Bill, Miles changed his style from very hard to a softer approach. [16] Another influence was George Russell's treatise. [23], Evans' heroin addiction began in the late 1950s, and increased following LaFaro's death. In 1955, he moved to New York City, where he worked with bandleader and theorist George Russell. Russell's first impression of Evans was negative ("this is going to be like pulling teeth all day"), but when he secretly heard Evans play, he completely changed his mind. At the same time, Evans introduced Davis to European classical music. [5] The story is about "weather folk" tracking a hurricane as it approaches New York City. Marketplace 33 For Sale from $5.95. He later abandoned them in part.Template:Sfn William D. Evans (born February 8, 1958) is an American jazz saxophonist, who was a member of the Miles Davis group in the 1980s and has since led several of his own bands, including Push and Soulgrass. The album won him his first Grammy award. The self-critical Evans believed he lacked the natural fluidity of other musicians. (...) [It's] merely an alternate keyboard instrument, that offers a certain kind of sound that's appropriate sometimes. "If I am going to be sitting here playing roots, fifths and full voicings, the bass is relegated to a time machine." [21][22] Evans later showed special satisfaction with these recordings, seeing them as the culmination of the musical interplay of his trio.[14]. He fulfilled his obligations because he needed money, but these were the few moments in his life when he felt comfortable â€” the times in between must have been depressing, and he barely showed a willingness to live. "Template:Sfn, Shortly after, he moved back to New York, and in December Evans recorded the trio album Everybody Digs Bill Evans for Riverside Records with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Philly Joe Jones. Hän oli pioneeri modaalisen jazzin kehityksessä ja hänen soittotyylinsä on vaikuttanut suuresti moniin uuden sukupolven jazzpianisteihin. Evans has left his mark on such players as Chick Corea, Ralph Towner, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, John Taylor, Steve Kuhn, Vince Guaraldi, Don Friedman, Marian McPartland, Denny Zeitlin, Paul Bley, Bobo Stenson, Warren Bernhardt, Michel Petrucciani, Lenny Breau, Keith Jarrett and Rick Wright of Pink Floyd, as well as many other musicians worldwide. This was Evans' second album as a leader, since New Jazz Conceptions, recorded two years earlier. In 1965, the trio with Israels and Bunker went on a well-received European tour and recorded a BBC special. It had come almost automatically, and I was very anxious about it, afraid I might lose it. Evans also appeared on albums by Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Tony Scott, Eddie Costa and Art Farmer. In August 1973, Evans married Nenette, and, in 1975, they had a child, Evan. Even though Bill was thought to be too young to receive lessons, he soon began to play what he had heard during his brother's class. Evans's use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditi… [9], The band's mostly black followers did not react favourably to the replacement of the charismatic Garland with a white musician. Upon its return to Chicago, Evans and Aton worked as a duo in clubs, often backing singer Lurlean Hunter. Evans said, "You don't understand. Affinity is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans released in 1979, featuring Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans.Bill Evans plays a Fender Rhodes electric piano on many of the tracks. There, he found Kate Hewson, a fellow agent. Musical features included added tone chords, modal inflections, unconventional substitutions, and modulations. However, upon hearing the recording, he changed his mind, and later thought of it in very positive terms.[14]. While Davis was not very satisfied with the performance, he said that from then on, Evans was the only one to play it in the way he wanted. During his three-year (1951–54) stay in the army,[9] Evans played flute, piccolo, and piano in the Fifth U.S. Army Band at Fort Sheridan. In these, only the bassist was given a written part, while the rest were left, and, according to Farmer, "took the parts at home and tried to come to terms with them". [35], Evans' career began just before the rock explosion in the 1960s. Live recordings and bootleg radio broadcasts from this time period represent some of the trio's better work. In the early 1970s, Evans was caught at New York's JFK airport with a suitcase containing heroin. In 1958, Evans joined Miles Davis's sextet, where he was to have a profound influence. It was also Evans who introduced John Coltrane to the Indian philosophy of Krishnamurti. After the Complete sessions, Scott left for a long overseas tour. Cloud Valley. [10] Around this time he met multi-instrumentalist Don Elliott, with whom he would later record. Evan's first band was Charlottesville, Virginia … [13] A week before the festival, the piece was previewed in TV, and Evans' performance was deemed "legendary" in jazz circles. resulted. LaFaro suggested Paul Motian, who had already appeared in some of Evans' first solo albums, as the drummer for the new band. His father was of Welsh descent and ran a golf course; his mother was of Rusyn ancestry and descended from a family of coal miners. In October 1961, persuaded by his producer Orrin Keepnews, Evans reappeared on the musical scene with an album with Mark Murphy. With new bassist Chuck Israels, they recorded in December Nirvana, with flautist Herbie Mann,[4] soon followed by Undercurrent, with guitarist Jim Hall. [7] The disc features the first trio version of "Nardis", since Evans had recorded it with Cannonball Adderley. Evans had met George Russell during his tenure with Lucy Reed. [3], Bill Evans was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, to Harry and Mary Evans (née Soroka). Views on contemporaneous music tendencies. Jim Hall, Bill Evans and Freddie Hubbard together in an amazing music dialogue and solos. William John "Bill" Evans (Plainfield, 16 de agosto de 1929 — Nova Iorque, 15 de setembro de 1980) foi um pianista norte-americano, considerado um dos mais importantes músicos de jazz da história, sendo até hoje uma das referências do piano de jazz pós-50. "I don't think too much about the electronic thing, except that it's kind of fun to have it as an alternate voice. The three relocated to New York City. Later, they would be posthumously issued as The 1960 Birdland Sessions. This year, he also made his first recording, in a small ensemble, in Dick Garcia's A Message from Garcia. [9]Template:Sfn Evans' harmonic language was influenced by impressionist composers such as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. With this group Evans' focus settled on traditional jazz standards and original compositions, with an added emphasis on interplay among band members. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Meteorologist and Author Bill Evans To Discuss New Book", "Frozen Fire by Bill Evans; Marianna Jameson", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bill_Evans_(meteorologist)&oldid=980283703, Television meteorologists in New York City, BLP articles lacking sources from June 2011, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 September 2020, at 16:48. Evans knew it was an audition, and that he might replace the recently fired Red Garland. Apart from "Nardis" and "Elsa", the album consisted of jazz standards. In April 1979, Evans met Canadian waitress Laurie Verchomin, with whom he had a relationship until his death. With this technique, he created an effect of continuity in the central register of the piano. The music on this live CD is much better played than expected, for pianist Bill Evans would pass away on the following September 15. [1], Evans is a 15-time Emmy award winner for "Outstanding On-Camera Achievement in Weather Broadcasting." In Evans' system, the chord is expressed as a quality identity and a color. He did not record or perform in public again for several months. Evans earned a master's degree in Music from University of California, Berkeley in 1992, with a focus on ethnomusicology. Sunday at the Village Vanguard is a live album by jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans and his Trio consisting of Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian.Released in 1961, the album is routinely ranked as one of the best live jazz recordings of all time. Even though he soon dropped those instruments, it is believed they later influenced his keyboard style. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Press Copyright Contact us … There is no more influential jazz-oriented pianist—only McCoy Tyner exerts nearly as much pull among younger players and journeymen. [14] The trio with LaFaro and Motian became one of the most celebrated piano trios in jazz. [7][20] Although Davis seems to have tried to help Evans kick his addiction, he did not succeed. Evans started to play an introduction using an ostinato figure. [3], Evans' first novel Category 7: The Biggest Storm in History, was co-written by Marianna Jameson. However, when the album came out, the song was attributed exclusively to Davis. Quiet and beautifully mastered. Despite Israels' fast development and the creativity of new drummer Larry Bunker, they were ill-represented by the perfunctory album Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra, featuring Gabriel Fauré's Pavane. Russell wrote a suite for orchestra, "All About Rosie", which featured Bill Evans among other soloists.Template:Sfn "All About Rosie" has been cited as one of the few convincing examples of composed polyphony in jazz. Both I Will Say Goodbye (Evans' last album for Fantasy Records) and You Must Believe in Spring (for Warner Bros.) highlighted changes that would become significant in the last stage of Evans' life. During a 1978 interview, Marian McPartland asked: At least during his late years, Evans' favorite keys to play in were A and E.[10] Evans greatly valued Bach's music, which influenced his playing style and which helped him gain good touch and finger independence. Actually, if you play Bach and the voices sing at all, and sustain the way they should, you really can't play it with the wrong approach." Gómez and Zigmund left Evans in 1978. [23] It has remained a critical favorite, and is one of only two albums Evans made with drummer Jack DeJohnette. At the beginning of his career, Evans used block chords heavily. However, their inability to attract bookings prompted them to leave for Calumet City, Illinois.Template:Sfn In July 1950, Evans joined Herbie Fields's band, based in Chicago. The piece came to be associated with Evans' future trios, which played it frequently. [32], One of Evans' distinctive harmonic traits is excluding the root in his chords, leaving this work to the bassist, played on another beat of the measure, or just left implied. The 58 years old, Bill Evans was born on 16 July 1960 as William Howard Evans. [7] Several successful albums followed, such as Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Alone and The Bill Evans Album, among others. I'm of a certain period, a certain evolution. [6], Given Harry Evans Sr.'s destructive character, Mary Evans would often leave home with her sons to nearby Somerville, to stay with her sister Justine and the Epps family. In 1959, the band, then immersed in modal jazz, recorded Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.[2]. Add all to Wantlist Remove all from Wantlist. William Bruce Evans (born September 21, 1958) is currently serving as the executive director of public safety and chief of police of Boston College.Previously, Evans was the commissioner of the Boston Police Department from January 2014 until August 2018. He also played flute occasionally. He later cited Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert as frequently played composers. Herbie Hancock) he never fully embraced the new instrument, and invariably ended up returning to the acoustic sound. [6] It has been documented that he voluntarily quit his treatment for chronic hepatitis. Evans’ zodiac sign is Cancer, as per his bio. Evans' relatives believe that Ellaine's infertility, coupled with Bill's desire to have a son, may have influenced those events. [15] This year, Evans won the Down Beat International Critics' Poll for his work with Davis and his album New Jazz Conceptions.Template:Sfn, In September 1958, Evans recorded as a sideman in Art Farmer's album Modern Art, also featuring Benny Golson. [6] It comes out that the hurricane was created and directed artificially by a billionaire villain.[7]. "[9][24], Evans never allowed heroin to interfere with his musical discipline, according to a BBC record review article which contrasts Evans' addiction with that of Chet Baker. [7] Evans had a fondness for horse racing and frequently gambled hundreds of dollars, often winning.Template:Sfn During his last years he even owned a racehorse named "Annie Hall" with producer Jack Rollins. For me, comparing electric bass to acoustic bass is sacrilege. [20], While Evans considered himself an acoustic pianist, from the 1970 album From Left to Right on, he also released some material with Fender-Rhodes piano intermissions. [7] Evans' friend Gene Lees described Evans' struggle with drugs as "the longest suicide in history. Evans commented "I would like to hear more of the consummate melodic master [Davis], but I feel that big business and his record company have had a corrupting influence on his material. Stay tuned with us. The band included trumpeter Jimmy Nottingham, trombonist Frank Rosolino and bassist Jim Aton. A legendás szextett egyetlen fehér tagja volt. His girlfriend Ellaine was also an addict. Bill Evans, byname of William John Evans, (born August 16, 1929, Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.—died September 15, 1980, New York, New York), American jazz pianist known for lush harmonies and lyrical improvisation, one of the most influential pianists of his time. William John "Bill" Evans (, August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. [27] A tribute, planned by producer Orrin Keepnews and Tom Bradshaw, was held on the following Monday, September 22, at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. I play it for a period of time, then I quickly tire of it, and I want to get back to the acoustic piano. During this period, he met two of Reed's friends: manager Helen Keane, who, seven years later, would become his own agent; and George Russell, with whom he would soon work. He took a sabbatical year and went to live with his parents, where he set up a studio, acquired a grand piano and worked on his technique. This pressing is taking the listener straight into the live event. It happens more and more these days, that unqualified people with executive positions try to tell musicians what is good and what is bad music. In 1963, Evans recorded Conversations with Myself, an innovative solo album using the unconventional (in jazz solo recordings) technique of overdubbing over himself. This new concept was ground-breaking in jazz, and would soon influence musicians like Miles Davis. Ian Ernest Gilmore Evans (born Green; May 13, 1912 – March 20, 1988) was a Canadian-American jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. While Evans may have played on some of Wald's discs, his first proven Wald recording was Listen to the Music of Jerry Wald, which also featured his future drummer Paul Motian. Evans plays tenor and soprano saxophones. Reply Notify me 2 Helpful [m1155261] Master Release. For example, Peter Pettinger has pointed out that in a recording, for his solo on a tune named "Walkin'", Evans received noticeably less applause than the other soloists, and for that on "All Of You", none at all. In parallel, Evans kept with his work with Scott, playing in Preview's Modern Jazz Club in Chicago during December–January 1956/7, and recording The Complete Tony Scott. 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