Tag: Bill Evans Trio
Bill Evans was easily one of the best jazz pianists of the 20th century, establishing himself with an impressive array of albums of his own. Yet he also was an in-demand musician, and this three-disc, four-hour set highlights just a smattering of his collaborations from his very fertile early years, while sprinkling in some choice selections from his own releases.
On A Monday Night is a recently discovered live performance from the Bill Evans Trio, taken from a late-career show. It’s a superb performance, even though there’s an odd tension in the air.
In 1961, just as their star was on the ascent, tragedy befell the Bill Evans Trio. Scott LaFaro, their young, innovative bassist, was killed in a car accident. Understandably, Evans and drummer Paul Montain put the trio on hold. The trio’s first major recording sessions took place a year after LaFaro’s death, with Chuck Israels… Read More ›