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Bill Evans

p, 1929-1980 US, Plainfield, New Jersey
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. William John Evans

William John "Bill" Evans (/ˈɛvəns/, August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. Evans' use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Skating In Central Park on Undercurrent by Bill Evans
Gary's Theme - Remastered on You Must Believe In Spring by Bill Evans
But Beautiful on Stan Getz & Bill Evans by Stan Getz & Bill Evans
Peace Piece on Everybody Digs Bill Evans by Bill Evans
What Is There To Say? on Everybody Digs Bill Evans by Bill Evans
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town on Trio 64 by Bill Evans
Blue In Green (Take 3) on Portrait In Jazz [Keepnews Collection] by Bill Evans
Melinda on Stan Getz & Bill Evans by Stan Getz & Bill Evans
I Hear A Rhapsody on Undercurrent by Bill Evans
Young And Foolish on Everybody Digs Bill Evans by Bill Evans

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The 1972 Ljubljana ConcertBill Evans2018Album
The Complete Jerry Wald SessionsBill Evans2018Compil.
Le Compositeur – Very EarlyBill Evans2018Compil.
PortraitsBill Evans2018Album
Three Classic AlbumsBill Evans2017Album
1955-1962Bill Evans2017Compil.
Timeless Classic AlbumsBill Evans2017Compil.
Complete Studio RecordingsMiles Davis, Bill Evans2017Compil.
Complete Studio & Live MastersMiles Davis, Bill Evans2017Compil.
The Definitive Rare Albums CollectionBill Evans2017Compil.
Some Other Time : The Lost Session From The Black ForestBill Evans2016Album
5 Original AlbumsBill Evans2016Album
Original Album SeriesBill Evans2016Album
5 Original AlbumsBill Evans2016Album
13 Greatest Jazz HitsTony Scott & Bill Evans2015Album
The Legendary Quartet / Quintet SessionsCannonball Adderley, Bill Evans2014Compil.
The Mello Sound Of Don Elliott / Listen To The Music Of Jerry WaldBill Evans With Don Elliott & Jerry Wald2014Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusBill Evans2014Compil.
The Complete Interplay SessionsBill Evans2014Compil.
12 Classic Albums 1956-1962Bill Evans2014Compil.
Bill EvansBill Evans2013Album
UndercurrentBill Evans2013Compil.
Bill Evans Vol. 2 - Seven Classic AlbumsBill Evans2013Compil.
Bill EvansBill Evans2013Compil.
Empathy + Pike's PeakBill Evans2013Compil.
Blue in Green, The Best of the Early Years 1955 - 1960Bill Evans2013Compil.
Selections From Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The GateBill Evans2012Album
Waltz For DebbyBill Evans2012Album
Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The GateBill Evans2012Album
Sunday At The Village VanguardBill Evans2012Album
The Best Of Bill EvansBill Evans2012Compil.
The Riverside YearsBill Evans2012Album
New York City - Newport 1956 - 1960Bill Evans2012Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsBill Evans2012Compil.
MomentumBill Evans2012Album
Sharp NotesBill Evans2011Compil.
Solo & TrioBill Evans2011Compil.
The Sesjun Radio ShowsBill Evans2011Album
Jazz PortraitBill Evans2011Compil.
Kind Of EvansBill Evans2011Album
The Riverside & Milestone Albums 1956 - 1963Bill Evans2011Compil.
Everlasting - All Time BestBill Evans2010Compil.
1955-1959 Le SidemanBill Evans2010Compil.
New Jazz Conceptions/ Everybody Digs Bill EvansBill Evans2010Compil.
Kind Of BlueMiles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly2010Compil.
Everybody Digs Bill Evans (Complete 1958/59 Winter Trio Sessions)Bill Evans2010Compil.
Treffpunkt Jazz Festival 1979Bill Evans2010Album
Easy LivingBill Evans2010Compil.
The Complete Legendary SessionsChet Baker / Bill Evans2010Compil.
Giganci Jazzu 15Bill Evans2010Compil.
Riverside RecordingsBill Evans2010Album
Complete RecordingsBill Evans, The Tony Scott Quartet2009Compil.
The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans RecordingsTony Bennett / Bill Evans2009Compil.
"Spartacus" EPThe Earl Klugh Trio, Regina Carter, Bill Evans2009Album
Essential StandardsBill Evans2009Compil.
Everybody Digs Bill EvansBill Evans2009Compil.
Sunday In SpingBill Evans2009Compil.
New Jazz ConceptionsBill Evans2009Album
The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans RecordingsTony Bennett / Bill Evans2009Compil.
Live At The Half NoteBill Evans, Warne Marsh, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Garrison2008Compil.
Bill Evans With The FluitistsBill Evans2008Compil.
The 1965 London ConcertsBill Evans2008Album
Live '64-'75Bill Evans2008Album
Umbria 1978 / Hamburg 1972Bill Evans2008Album
But BeautifulBill Evans2008Album
Time RememberedBill Evans2007Compil.
The Sideman YearsBill Evans2007Compil.
Bill Evans - Maestros del JazzBill Evans2007Compil.
The Very Best Of Bill EvansBill Evans2006Album
Complete Live At Ronnie Scott's 1980Bill Evans2006Compil.
Riverside ProfilesBill Evans2006Compil.
Plays For LoversBill Evans2006Compil.
Live In Iowa 1979Bill Evans2006Album
The Brilliant / Consecration 1 / Consecration 2Bill Evans2006Album
Play The Arrangements Of Jimmy GiuffreBill Evans & Lee Konitz2005Compil.
25 EvansBill Evans2005Compil.
We Will Meet Again - The Bill Evans AnthologyBill Evans2005Compil.
The Best Of Bill EvansBill Evans2004Compil.
Bill Evans For LoversBill Evans2004Compil.
75th Birthday CelebrationBill Evans2004Compil.
The Complete Gus Wildi RecordingsBill Evans2004Compil.
The Tony Bennett Bill Evans AlbumTony Bennett, Bill Evans2003Album
ForeverBill Evans2003Compil.
1957-1973Bill Evans2003Compil.
Getting SentimentalBill Evans2003Album
Mp3 CollectionBill Evans2002Compil.
Waltz For DebbyBill Evans2002Compil.
The Complete Live At The Village Vanguard 1961Bill Evans2002Compil.
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio BroadcastBill Evans2002Album
Bill Evans's Finest HourBill Evans2001Compil.
Tenderly - An Informal SessionBill Evans • Don Elliott2001Album
Bill Evans's Finest HourBill Evans2001Compil.
PortaitBill Evans2000Compil.
1943-1949 Very Early Volume 1Bill Evans2000Compil.
Practice Tape No. 1Bill Evans2000Album
Last PerformanceBill Evans2000Album
Never Let Me GoBill Evans1999Compil.
Never Let Me GoBill Evans1999Compil.
HomecomingBill Evans1999Compil.
Ultimate Bill EvansBill Evans1998Compil.
Piano PlayerBill Evans1998Compil.
The Best Of Bill EvansBill Evans1998Compil.
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz - Radio BroadcastChick Corea / Bill Evans1998Compil.
Half Moon BayBill Evans1998Album
Jazz ShowcaseBill Evans1998Compil.
A Rare OriginalBill Evans1997Album
Jazz MastersBill Evans1997Compil.
The Complete Bill Evans On VerveBill Evans1997Compil.
The Essential Bill EvansBill Evans1997Compil.
The Best of Bill Evans LiveBill Evans1997Compil.
Original Jazz Classics CollectionBill Evans1997Compil.
Bill Evans (New York)Bill Evans1997Compil.
The Secret Sessions (Recorded At The Village Vanguard 1966-1975)Bill Evans1996Compil.
1957Tony Scott & Bill Evans1995Compil.
In TrioBill Evans1995Compil.
The Best Of Bill Evans On VerveBill Evans1995Compil.
Two Lonely PeopleBill Evans With Stan Getz1994Album
Bill Evans Autumn LeavesBill Evans1994Compil.
AUTUMN LEAVESBill Evans1994Compil.
Verve Jazz Masters 5Bill Evans1994Compil.
Jazz 'Round MidnightBill Evans1993Compil.
Yesterday I Heard The RainBill Evans1992Album
The Solo Sessions Volume 2Bill Evans1992Album
Time To Remember - Live In Europe, 1965-72Bill Evans1992Album
Bill EvansBill Evans1992Compil.
Midnight MoodBill Evans1992Album
Autumn LeavesBill Evans1992Compil.
The Universal Mind Of Bill EvansBill Evans1991Album
Waltz For Debby/InterplayBill Evans1991Compil.
The Romantic JazzmanBill Evans1991Compil.
'58 Miles Featuring Stella By StarlightMiles Davis Featuring John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans1991Compil.
Blue In Green (The Concert In Canada)Bill Evans1991Album
Bill Evans & Monica ZetterlundBill Evans & Monica Zetterlund1991Album
My Funny ValentineChet Baker, Bill Evans1991Single
Bill EvansBill Evans1991Compil.
A Day In New YorkTony Scott & Bill Evans1991Compil.
Conversations With MyselfBill Evans1991Compil.
Bill EvansBill Evans1990Compil.
Piano SummitEarl Hines - Teddy Wilson - John Lewis - Lennie Tristano - Bill Evans - Jaki Byard1990Album
Miles Davis Live In 1958Miles Davis Featuring John Coltrane & Bill Evans1990Album
HomewoodBill Evans1990Album
The Best Of Teo MaceroTeo Macero Featuring Art Farmer, Bill Evans + Lee Konitz, Ed Shaughnessy, Mal Waldron + Al Cohn, Charles Mingus, Eddie Bert + Phil Woods, Frank Rehak, Clark Terry + Eddie Costa, Pepper Adams1990Compil.
The BrilliantBill Evans1990Album
The Complete Fantasy RecordingsBill Evans1989Compil.
Bill EvansBill Evans1989Compil.
Live In Paris, 1972 Vol. 3Bill Evans1989Album
In His Own WayBill Evans1989Album
The Solo Sessions Vol. 1Bill Evans1989Album
Empathy + A Simple Matter Of ConvictionBill Evans1989Compil.
The Paris ConcertBill Evans1989Album
His Last Concert In GermanyBill Evans With Marc Johnson + Joe LaBarbera1989Album
ConvictionBill Evans1989Compil.
Live In Paris 1972 Vol. 1Bill Evans1988Album
Live In Paris, 1972 Vol. 2Bill Evans1988Album
You're Gonna Hear From MeBill Evans1988Album
You're Gonna Hear From MeBill Evans1988Album
How Deep Is The Ocean?Bill Evans1988Album
Bill EvansBill Evans1987Compil.
JazzhouseBill Evans1987Album
Sung HeroesTony Scott Featuring: Bill Evans / Scott LaFaro / Paul Motian1986Album
Bill EvansBill Evans1985Compil.
Autumn LeavesBill Evans1985Compil.
Piano Stylists 1927 - 1980Mary Lou Williams, Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal1985Compil.
The Paris Concert (Edition Two)Bill Evans1984Album
When I Fall In LoveBill Evans1984Single
More From The VanguardBill Evans1984Album
I'll RememberTony Scott, Bill Evans, Jimmy Garrison, Pete La Roca1984Album
The Complete Riverside RecordingsBill Evans1984Album
The Paris Concert (Edition Two)Bill Evans1984Album
From The 70'sBill Evans1983Album
Unknown SessionBill Evans1983Album
Master PianistBill Evans1983Compil.
The Paris Concert (Edition One)Bill Evans1983Album
The "Interplay" SessionsBill Evans With Freddie Hubbard And Zoot Sims1982Album
California Here I ComeBill Evans1982Album
EloquenceBill Evans1982Album
Golden MomentsTony Scott with Bill Evans • Jimmy Garrison • Pete La Roca1982Album
The Second TrioBill Evans1982Compil.
Easy To LoveBill Evans1981Album
Re: Person I KnewBill Evans1981Album
Bill EvansBill Evans1981Compil.
You Must Believe In SpringBill Evans1981Album
Jazz CompositionsBill Evans, Miles Davis, Joe Wilder, J.J. Johnson, Phil Woods & Art Farmer1981Compil.
ConceptionBill Evans1981Album
We Will Meet AgainBill Evans1980Album
Bill EvansBill Evans1980Compil.
Memories Of Bill EvansBill Evans1980Compil.
In His Early DaysBill Evans1980Compil.
What I MeanCannonball Adderley With Bill Evans And Wynton Kelly1979Compil.
AffinityBill Evans / Toots Thielemans1979Album
New ConversationsBill Evans1978Album
Green Dolphin StreetBill Evans With "Philly" Joe Jones1978Album
CTI POWERFreddie Hubbard, Bill Evans, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, Kenny Burrell1977Album
The Second TrioBill Evans1977Compil.
Autumn LeavesBill Evans1977Album
Piano PerspectiveBill Evans1977Album
Together AgainTony Bennett and Bill Evans1977Album
QuintessenceBill Evans1977Album
Alone (Again)Bill Evans1977Album
Montreux IIIBill Evans, Eddie Gomez1976Album
Spring LeavesBill Evans1976Compil.
Trio (Motian, Peacock), Duo (Hall)Bill Evans1976Compil.
Peace Piece And Other PiecesBill Evans1975Album
IntuitionBill Evans / Eddie Gomez1975Album
Verve Return EngagementBill Evans1974Compil.
SymbiosisBill Evans1974Album
The Village Vanguard SessionsBill Evans1973Compil.
Bill Evans Live In TokyoBill Evans1973Album
New York, N.Y. And Jazz In The Space AgeGeorge Russell Orchestra Featuring Bill Evans & Jon Hendricks1973Compil.
Live At The FestivalBobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Bill Evans, Eddie Gomez, Archie Shepp, Karin Krog1973Album
Previously Unreleased RecordingsStan Getz & Bill Evans1973Album
The Bill Evans Album/Living TimeBill Evans, George Russell Orchestra1972Compil.
Living TimeBill Evans / George Russell Orchestra1972Album
Funkallero / T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)Bill Evans1971Single
The Bill Evans AlbumBill Evans1971Album
Montreux IIBill Evans1970Album
Piano FormsBill Evans1970Album
From Left To RightBill Evans1970Album
What's NewBill Evans With Jeremy Steig1969Album
Peace PiecesBill Evans Featuring Cannonball Adderley1969Compil.
At The Montreux Jazz FestivalBill Evans1968Album
AloneBill Evans1968Album
Bill Evans TrioBill Evans1968Single
Further Conversations With MyselfBill Evans1967Album
IntermodulationBill Evans / Jim Hall1966Album
A Simple Matter Of ConvictionBill Evans, Shelly Manne, Eddie Gomez1966Album
Lee Konitz Trio & Quartet Featuring Bill EvansThe Lee Konitz Trio & The Lee Konitz Quartet Featuring Bill Evans1965Album
The vibes are onBill Evans1965Album
Bill Evans His Piano And OrchestraBill Evans1964Album
Trio 64Bill Evans1964Album
Dig It!Bill Evans1964Compil.
Waltz For DebbyMonica Zetterlund / Bill Evans1964Album
Waltz For Debby / Who Cares?Cannonball Adderley And Bill Evans1963Single
"Theme From The V.I.P.s" And Other Great SongsBill Evans1963Album
Conversations With MyselfBill Evans1963Album
The Gary McFarland OrchestraThe Gary McFarland Orchestra Featuring Special Guest Soloist: Bill Evans1963Album
Know What I Mean?Cannonball Adderley With Bill Evans1963Single
Bill EvansBill Evans1963Single
EmpathyShelly Manne / Bill Evans With Monty Budwig1962Album
InterplayBill Evans1962Album
UndercurrentBill Evans - Jim Hall1962Album
The Blues And The Abstract Truth #1Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard1961Single
Waltz For DebbyBill Evans1961Album
Know What I Mean?Cannonball Adderley With Bill Evans1961Album
The Blues And The Abstract Truth #2Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard1961Single
Ping Pong Beer / November Afternoon"Philly" Joe Jones - Pepper Adams - Donald Byrd - Bill Evans - Paul Chambers - Ed Shaughnessy - Booker Little - Mal Waldron1961Single
Jazz In The Space AgeGeorge Russell Orchestra Featuring Bill Evans1960Album
The Ivory HuntersBob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans1959Album
New Jazz ConceptionsBill Evans1956Album
New Piano ConceptionsBill Evans1956Single
New Jazz ConceptionsBill Evans1956Album
My Foolish Heart / Polka Dots And MoonbeamsBill EvansSingle
Autumn Leaves = 枯葉Bill EvansCompil.
2 Record Set Sampler! The Best of... RiversideHerbie Mann, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Thelonious Monk & Charlie ByrdCompil.
Trio 64 PlusBill EvansCompil.
U.S. Savings Bonds Division presents The Grammy Treasure ChestTony Bennett, Bill Evans, Diana Ross, Maynard Ferguson With Mike DouglasCompil.
MinorityBill EvansSingle
John Handy Quintet/Bill Evans TrioJohn Handy, Bill EvansAlbum
Anything For Jazz / Different DrummerJaki Byard Featuring Ron Carter, Bill Evans / Elvin JonesAlbum
55 Days At PekingBill EvansSingle
Jazz Shots From The East Coast, Vol. 1Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal, Phil Woods, Thelonious Monk, Johnny Griffin, Oscar Peterson, Duke EllingtonAlbum
The Best!Bill EvansCompil.
Jazz Special Selection - 14Bill EvansCompil.
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