[6][7] The marriage was stormy owing to his father's heavy drinking, gambling, and abuse. This was Evans's most stable, longest-lasting group. [32], That year, Evans also met bassist Scott LaFaro while auditioning him for a place in an ensemble led by trumpeter Chet Baker, and was impressed. Paperback $27.59 $ 27. [47], At the beginning of a several-week tour of the trio through the Pacific Northwest in the spring of 1979, Evans learned that his brother, Harry, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, had committed suicide at age He fulfilled his obligations because he needed money, but these were the few moments in his life when he felt comfortable — the times in between must have been depressing, and he barely showed a willingness to live. ADVERTISEMENT. The new family, which also included Evans's stepdaughter Maxine, lived in a large house in Closter, New Jersey. Evans regarded his last three years in college as the happiest of his life.[24]. [33] The trio with LaFaro and Motian became one of the most celebrated piano trios in jazz. Evans had overcome his heroin habit and was entering a period of personal stability. I hear music differently. [10] Russell was then developing his magnum opus, the treatise Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, in which he argued that the Lydian mode was more compatible with tonality than the major scale used in most music. [10] The album began Evans's relationship with Riverside Records. Evans's relatives believe that Ellaine's infertility, coupled with Bill's desire to have a son, may have influenced those events. At 22 years old Laurie had already begun her big adventure, exploring the free love of the 1970s and all that North American society had on offer. 3 on his senior recital, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in piano and a bachelor's in music education. He had also been too busy traveling with Davis to make a record. On May 17, the radio material would be recorded on the album Makin' Wax, the first documented evidence of Evans with Davis. Supporting him to re-access his very special kenshō, bringing a richness and supreme quality to his music. [17], Evans also listened to Earl Hines, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, George Shearing, Stan Getz, and Nat King Cole among others. [10] During this time, Helen Keane began having an important influence, as she significantly helped to maintain the progress of Evans's career despite his self-destructive lifestyle, and the two developed a strong relationship. He also wrote classical settings of poems by William Blake. But Evans's stay in the Army was traumatic, and he had nightmares for years. ","twitterLink":"https:\/\/jazzineurope.mfmmedia.nl\/2018\/07\/bill-evans-an-insight-into-a-genius\/","twitterHashtags":"#BillEvans #JazzInEurope","twitterVia":"Jazzineu","googlePlus":"https:\/\/jazzineurope.mfmmedia.nl\/2018\/07\/bill-evans-an-insight-into-a-genius\/","embedShow":"No","embedCodeSrc":"","embedCodeW":746,"embedCodeH":420,"embedShareLink":"https:\/\/jazzineurope.mfmmedia.nl\/","youtubeControls":"custom controls","youtubeSkin":"light","youtubeColor":"red","youtubeQuality":"default","youtubeShowRelatedVideos":"No","vimeoColor":"00adef","showGlobalPrerollAds":false,"globalPrerollAds":"url1;url2;url3;url4;url5","globalPrerollAdsSkipTimer":5,"globalPrerollAdsGotoLink":"http:\/\/codecanyon.net\/","videoType":"YouTube","rootFolder":"https:\/\/jazzineurope.mfmmedia.nl\/wp-content\/plugins\/Elite-video-player\/"}, THE BIG LOVE – Life & Death with Bill Evans, Tim Garland launches “Winter Encounters” with Norma Winstone. [40] Later, Evans deemed this record as one of his favorites. [10] Both remained very close until his death. Evans and LaFaro would achieve a high level of musical empathy. [10], In May 1960, the trio performed at one of the Jazz Profiles concerts, organized by Charles Schwartz. Many of these were dedicated to people close to him. Evans also appeared on albums by Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Tony Scott, Eddie Costa and Art Farmer. Once the musicians were assembled, Davis gave brief instructions for each piece and then set about taping the sextet in studio. Whether you’re a fully fledged Bill Evans aficionado or want to delve deeper into his life this book should be on your bookshelf. Around his third year in college, Evans composed his first known tune, "Very Early". Evans was selected by the Rochester Royals in the fifth round of the 1955 NBA draft, a year before he won gold with the U.S. at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, with Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame teammates Bill Russell and K.C. [10][46] Evans also penned the liner notes for Kind of Blue, comparing jazz improvisation to Japanese visual art. [47], While Evans considered himself an acoustic pianist, from the 1970 album From Left to Right on, he also released some material with Fender-Rhodes piano intermissions. For me, comparing electric bass to acoustic bass is sacrilege. I find that it's a refreshing auxiliary to the piano—but I don't need it (...) I don't enjoy spending a lot of time with the electric piano. In 1963, after having switched from Riverside to the much more widely distributed Verve (for financial reasons related to his drug addiction), he recorded Conversations with Myself, an innovative album which featured overdubbing, layering up to three individual tracks of piano for each song. 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