Thursday, September 16, 2010

In Memory - Bill Evans, Jazz Pianist

Bill Evans, who died 30 years ago this week at the age of 51, was a master of harmonies, chords, pedaling, phrasing and dynamics. Evans' collaboration with Miles Davis on the timeless album "Kind of Blue" is an example of his techniques. A mentor to countless musicians who came after him including Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett, Evans too early death was an unimaginable loss to the world of music. His last recorded piece on September 9, 1980, was "My Romance" by Rodgers and Hart. Browse our collection of Evans' music on CD in our Media Room on the first floor.

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