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Bill Evans, 1929-1980

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Bill Evans is one of the great jazz pianists, and I had the pleasure of seeing him in a (sold-out) concert at Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa (the same venue where I saw another great jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson—whom The Eldest greeted as he arrived late from the airport).

Evans struggled with a drug problem for many years, but still managed to produce some great music, most of which is still available on CD.  Here he is playing Victor Young’s classic “My Foolish Heart”:

“Waltz for Debby” is a musical portrait of Evans’s niece and one of his best-known tunes:

One final clip: Gershwin’s “Summertime”:

Written by Leisureguy

26 January 2008 at 10:00 am

Posted in Jazz, Video

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