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Bill Evans

sax, ts, ss, *1958 US
Musician / Composer / Songwriter / Producer of Jazz and Rock
A.k.a. William D. Evans

William D. "Bill" Evans (born February 9, 1958 in Clarendon Hills, Illinois) is an American jazz saxophonist. His father was a classical piano prodigy and until junior high school Evans studied classical clarinet. Early in his studies he was able to hear such artists as Sonny Stitt and Stan Getz live at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago. He attended Hinsdale Central High School and studied with tenor saxophonist Vince Micko. His stylistic influences are wide ranging and include players such as Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Steve Grossman, and Dave Liebman. He has stated that although he never transcribed solos, he was able to get a very deep intuitive feel and understanding of each of these players' styles.

  • Saxophone
  • Tenor sax
  • Soprano sax
  • Flute
  • Keyboards
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • 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
Blue In Green (Take 3) on Portrait In Jazz [Keepnews Collection] by Bill Evans
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town on Trio 64 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

Title Artist Year Type
Rise AboveBill Evans2016Album
Steppin' OutSteps Ahead − Mike Mainieri, Bill Evans, Chuck Loeb, Tom Kennedy, Steve Smith, WDR Big Band Köln Arranged & Conducted By Michael Abene2016Album
Truth Be ToldMark Egan Featuring Bill Evans, Mitchel Forman, Vinnie Colaiuta2010Album
Vans JointBill Evans w/ Dave Weckl, Mark Egan & WDR Big Band Köln Arranged & Conducted By Michael Abene2008Album
The Past Inside The PresentGianfranco Continenza Feat. Bill Evans & Scott Kinsey2007Album
The Other Side Of SomethingBill Evans2007Album
SoulgrassBill Evans2005Album
Soul Bop Band LiveBill Evans − Randy Brecker Feat.: Soulbopband2004Album
Big FunBill Evans2002Album
For What It's WorthBill Evans Featuring Willie Nelson & Les McCann2002Single
Soul InsiderBill Evans2000Single
Soul InsiderBill Evans2000Album
You Sure Look Good To Me - The RemixesBill Evans2000Single
TouchBill Evans1999Album
The Best Of Bill EvansBill Evans1998Album
Starfish & The MoonBill Evans1997Album
Modern Days And Nights - Music Of Cole PorterBill Evans - John Patitucci - Steve Davis1997Album
Swing HopBill Evans1996Single
EscapeBill Evans1996Album
UndercoverBill Evans1996Album
Live In EuropeBill Evans & Push1995Album
Push (Club Mix)Bill Evans With KC Flightt Remixed By T. Byrd1994Album
PushBill Evans1994Album
Push - The Vocal Tracks - Radio EditsBill Evans1994Album
A-009Bill Evans / Ronald Shannon Jackson And The Decoding Society1994Album
Petite BlondeVictor Bailey • Dennis Chambers • Mitchel Forman • Chuck Loeb • Bill Evans1992Album
The Gambler - Bill Evans Live At Blue Note Tokyo 2Bill Evans1990Album
Select Live Saxophone Workshop 1989Michael Brecker, Stanley Turrentine, Bill Evans, Ernie Watts1989Album
Echoes Of Ellington Vol. 1Dianne Reeves, Randy Brecker, Tom Scott, Robben Ford, Bill Evans1989Album
Echoes Of Ellington Vol. 2Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Tom Scott1989Album
SummertimeBill Evans1989Album
Gardiners Garden / The Path Of Least ResistanceBill Evans1985Single
Let The Juice Loose!Bill Evans1985Album
The Alternative ManBill Evans1985Album
Living In The Crest Of A WaveBill Evans1984Album
Moods UnlimitedBill Evans / Hank Jones / Red Mitchell1983Album
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