The Life and Music of Bill Evans

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July 6 – 10 A chronological overview of the career and music of Bill Evans, including his trio recordings from 1956 – 1980, as well as his work as a sideman with Miles Davis, Bob Brookmeyer, Tony Bennett, and Toots Thielemans.  This will include an examination of his compositional output.

Course Description

This class is devoted to Bill Evans’s music, including his work as a sideman, trio leader, and solo pianist, with emphasis on the evolution of his trio innovations.