Jazz Pianist

Bill Evans

  • Aug 16, 1929 - Sep 15, 1980 (age 51)
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2016
SongOct 21, 2016

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
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2009
SongJun 18, 2009

Alice In Wonderland (Take 2)
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2005
The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961
AlbumSep 13, 2005

The Complete Village Vanguard Reco…

The Complete Village …
The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961, a three-CD box set released in 2005, marks the first time the entire Bill Evans Trio's complete sets at the Village Vanguard on June 25, 1961 have been released in their entirety (outside of the twelve-disc set containing Evans' complete Riverside recordings). It also marks the first US release of the first take of "Gloria's Step," which is incomplete due to a power failure.
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2003
SongMay 20, 2003

Alfie
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2001
Tenderly: An Informal Session
AlbumJul 10, 2001

Tenderly: An Informal Session

Tenderly: An Informal …
Tenderly: An Informal Session is an album featuring some of the earliest recordings by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Don Elliott recorded at Elliott's studio in 1956 and 1957 but not released until 2001 on the Milestone label.
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1999
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award1999

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Conversations With Myself".
1997
At Shelly's Manne-Hole
AlbumJul 30, 1997

At Shelly's Manne-Hole

At Shelly's Manne-Hole (or …
At Shelly's Manne-Hole (or more completely, Bill Evans Trio at Shelly's Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California) is a live album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1963 as his last recording for the Riverside label. The trio featured Chuck Israels, who followed Scott LaFaro on bass in autumn 1961, and Larry Bunker on drums, who just joined the reformed trio, after Paul Motian had left. An additional eight performances recorded during the trio's May, 1963 engagement at Shelly's Manne-Hole were released on the album Time Remembered.
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Grammy Hall of Fame
Award1997

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Waltz for Debby".
1994
Eloquence
AlbumJul 30, 1994

Eloquence

Eloquence is an album composed of songs played …
Eloquence is an album composed of songs played by jazz musicians Bill Evans and Eddie Gomez between the years of 1973 and 1975. It was released posthumously in 1982 on Fantasy Records.
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1993
Award1993

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nomination1993

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1989
I Will Say Goodbye
AlbumSep 15, 1989

I Will Say Goodbye

I Will Say Goodbye is an album by American jazz pianist …
I Will Say Goodbye is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, recorded in 1977 but not released until 1980.
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1985
Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra
AlbumJun 17, 1985

Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra

Bill Evans Trio with …
Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans and his trio, released in 1966. The group is accompanied by an orchestra arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman.
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1980
Bill Evans
PersonalSeptember 1980

Bill Evans

Bill Evans passed away.
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Award1980

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Won award for "I Will Say Goodbye".
Grammy Award
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Nomination1980

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Nominated for "I Will Say Goodbye".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Award1980

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Won award for "We Will Meet Again".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Nomination1980

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Nominated for "We Will Meet Again".
Grammy Award
1977
On Green Dolphin Street
AlbumJan 1, 1977

On Green Dolphin Street

On Green Dolphin Street …
On Green Dolphin Street is an album credited to jazz musician Bill Evans and released in 1977 through the Victor Music Industries Inc. japanese label as an imprint for Riverside. The songs from this 1959 session first appeared on the 1975 double LP compilation Peace Piece And Other Pieces (Milestone Records, M-47024) which also included the Everybody Digs Bill Evans album. The title is taken from the 1947 MGM movie Green Dolphin Street and the film's title song, by Bronislau Kaper and Ned Washington, which has become a jazz standard.
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1975
Evan Evans
ChildSeptember 1975

Evan Evans

Evan Edward Evans (born September 13, 1975 in …
Evan Edward Evans (born September 13, 1975 in Bergen County, New Jersey) is an American film score composer. He is the son of renowned jazz pianist Bill Evans. He attended University of California, Los Angeles and Nadia Boulanger Institute in Paris. He apprenticed with several important entertainment industry personalities, including Argentinian film composer, concert composer and pianist Lalo Schifrin.
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Intuition
AlbumJan 1, 1975

Intuition

Intuition is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans, released …
Intuition is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1975. It was reissued on CD by Original Jazz Classics in 1990.
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SongJan 1, 1975

But Beautiful
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1973
Nenette Zazzara
MarriageAugust 1973

Nenette Zazzara

Married Nenette Zazzara.
1971
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Award1971

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Won award for "The Bill Evans Album".
Grammy Award
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Nomination1971

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Nominated for "The Bill Evans Album".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Award1971

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Won award for "The Bill Evans Album".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Nomination1971

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Nominated for "The Bill Evans Album".
Grammy Award
1970
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Award1970

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Won award for "Alone".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Nomination1970

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Nominated for "Alone".
Grammy Award
1969
Alone
AlbumJan 1, 1969

Alone

Alone is an album by jazz musician Bill Evans, …
Alone is an album by jazz musician Bill Evans, recorded in late 1968 for Verve Records. The year of release is unclear, even though a release in the first months of 1970 is a strong possibility. The Grammy Award-winning Alone was Bill Evans' first single piano solo album following in the footsteps of his 1963 Verve session Conversations with Myself (three pianos overdubbed) and his 1967 Further Conversations with Myself, also on Verve (two pianos overdubbed). It has been reissued in various forms with additional tracks and alternate takes from sessions on September 23, October 8 and 21st.
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1968
SongJan 1, 1968

Midnight Mood
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Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Award1968

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Won award for "Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Nomination1968

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Nominated for "Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival".
Grammy Award
1967
Further Conversations With Myself
AlbumJan 1, 1967

Further Conversations With Myself

Further Conversations with …
Further Conversations with Myself is a 1967 album by jazz pianist Bill Evans. All the pieces are solo with piano overdubs, a method Evans used on his earlier release Conversations with Myself. It was reissued on CD by Verve in 1999.
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SongJan 1, 1967

Emily
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1966
A Simple Matter of Conviction
AlbumJan 1, 1966

A Simple Matter of Conviction

A Simple Matter of …
A Simple Matter of Conviction is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1967 on Verve.
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1965
Trio '65
AlbumFeb 3, 1965

Trio '65

Trio '65 is a studio album by American jazz pianist Bill …
Trio '65 is a studio album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans and his Trio, released in 1965.
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1964
Waltz for Debby
AlbumDec 1, 1964

Waltz for Debby

Waltz for Debby is a live album by jazz pianist and …
Waltz for Debby is a live album by jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans and his Trio consisting of Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian. It was released in 1962.
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1963
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Award1963

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Won award for "Conversations With Myself".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Nomination1963

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Nominated for "Conversations With Myself".
Grammy Award
1962
Interplay
AlbumJan 1, 1962

Interplay

Interplay is a 1963 album by jazz musician Bill Evans. It was …
Interplay is a 1963 album by jazz musician Bill Evans. It was recorded in July, 1962 in New York City for Riverside Records. The Interplay Sessions is a 1982 Milestone album that includes the entirety of this album, and tracks recorded for Riverside on August 21 & 22 of the same year with a slightly different lineup. The Interplay Sessions peaked at #26 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts in 1983. The CD reissue Interplay adds another take of "I'll Never Smile Again" as a bonus track. At the Grammy Awards of 1984, Orrin Keepnews won the Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for the reissue.
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Empathy
AlbumJan 1, 1962

Empathy

Empathy is a 1962 album by jazz musicians Bill Evans and …
Empathy is a 1962 album by jazz musicians Bill Evans and Shelly Manne. It was recorded and released by Verve Records, the label Evans joined a year after the recording session. The album came about when Manne and Evans were sharing a bill at New York's Village Vanguard nightclub, and Verve producer Creed Taylor proposed a studio collaboration for the two bandleaders. Riverside Records, Evans' label during 1962, allowed Evans to participate, and the trio was completed by Manne's bass player of the time, Monty Budwig.
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How My Heart Sings!
AlbumJan 1, 1962

How My Heart Sings!

How My Heart Sings! is an album recorded by jazz …
How My Heart Sings! is an album recorded by jazz musician Bill Evans in 1962, at the same time as Moon Beams.
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1960
Portrait in Jazz
AlbumJan 1, 1960

Portrait in Jazz

Portrait in Jazz is an album by American jazz pianist Bill …
Portrait in Jazz is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1960.
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1956
New Jazz Conceptions
AlbumJan 1, 1956

New Jazz Conceptions

New Jazz Conceptions is the debut album as leader by …
New Jazz Conceptions is the debut album as leader by jazz musician Bill Evans, released in 1957 on Riverside Records.
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1929
Bill Evans
BirthAugust 1929

Bill Evans

Bill Evans was born.
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