There isn´t much that can be said that has not already been said about Bill Evans.
In what was described by long time friend Gene Lees as the “longest suicide in history”, Evans tragic life marked by great loses and drug abuse ended in 1980. Yet his mark was left for everyone to see and admire, and he is perceived as the main reformer of the harmonic language of jazz piano. He has influenced generations of brilliant pianists, including one of the best and most gifted of the current bunch, the great Brad Mehldau.
He was honored with 31 Grammy nominations and seven awards, and was inducted in the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.
It is time now to get to what is important, and to enjoy Bill Evans in his recordings for the Riverside Label.
Until next time.
©2016 by Ignacio Alperin Bruvera