Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Bill Evans (1928-1980)

Wow, what a few days for jazz piano fans. First, George Shearing's birthday last Friday. Then, Oscar Peterson yseterday. And today Bill Evans. Not as technically brilliant as Oscar Peterson (but who is), but more intimate and quiet. If anything, Evans has been more influential among younger pianists than Oscar, but that may only be because no one can do what Oscar did. Evans, at least, is capable of being copied. But he's not less great for that.

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