Bill Evans Trio – Live In Switzerland 1975 – Past Daily Downbeat
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Considered by many to be one of the most influential Jazz Pianists of the post-World War 2 era, Evans was an innovative pianist, taking an impressionistic approach to traditional Jazz pieces which became his trademark over the years. He was also a gifted composer, with his signature tune Waltz For Debby a standard in most Jazz musicians repertoire.
Despite a tumultuous and tragic personal life, Evans was one of the most popular Jazz musicians of the 50s, 60s and 70s. His early death in 1980 from a decades-long abuse of drugs and alcohol robbed the music world of one of its most eloquent and visionary voices.
As a reminder of the immense talent that was Bill Evans, here is a concert he performed with his Trio in Epalinages, Switzerland and recorded for posterity by Swiss Radio on February 6, 1975.