Bill Evans - Back when giants freely roamed the earth.

Bill Evans - Back when giants freely roamed the earth.
Bill Evans – Back when giants freely roamed the earth.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Bill Evans and Lee Konitz – Live at Philharmonie Hall, Berlin – October 29, 1965

A rather short one this week, but essential. Jazz legends Bill Evans and Lee Konitz, trading views on stage at Philharmonie Hall in Berlin on October 29, 1965. With drummer Alan Dawson and bassist Niels Henning Orsted-Pedersen providing a solid foundation to a memorable collaboration from Pianist Evans and alto Lee Konitz.

In a little over 17 minutes, they do cover some territory and put a fresh coat of musical paint on some standards – kicking off with the Irving Berlin How Deep Is the Ocean and then running into Detour Ahead and ending up with My Melancholy Baby.

A great collaboration that begged for more – but with history, sometimes you just have to take what you can get.


Lee Konitz - the essence of cool, calm, collected.
Lee Konitz – the essence of cool, calm, collected.

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