Bill Evans, interview and performance

Posted by: Dave Douglas on November 23, 2011 @ 6:08 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Video

In the hunt for Paul Motian videos I came across this great interview and performance with Bill Evans from 1970. Keen insights.


  1. As usual, Evans imparts his wisdom with absolute clarity – I just hope the audience could understand what he was saying…

    Comment by DjM — November 28, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

  2. Bill Evans personifies jazz in so many respects that most players out-there who call themselves ‘jazz musicians’ should, in the light of Bill’s thinking here, re-evaluate..Its laughable and sad actually the way most contemporary players attempt to breath fresh life into the music..And end up simply creating ugliness or at best something ‘inventive’..Nothing of beauty is even attempted or aspired too so much of the time..In a phrase ‘Where is the love for the music gone?’ Contemporary jazz has so little of it..Bill had it..O boy did he have it..And with not a hint of sentimentality either.

    Comment by Sasha — February 8, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

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