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The Best of Bill Evans on Verve
Bill Evans
The Best of Bill Evans on Verve
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Bill Evans
Title: The Best of Bill Evans on Verve
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 8/22/1995
Release Date: 8/22/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452790620, 0731452790620

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An excellent overview of an acknowledged master
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Best of Bill Evens on Verve covers many fine works from a master of the jazz piano. Before his untimely death precipitated by years of drug abuse, Bill Evans' lush playing style provided an accessible, beautiful, and technically perfect example of melodic composition. Included are tracks with Stan Getz, Jim Hall, and Jeremy Steig."
Great listening experience & intro to Bill...
William E. Adams | Midland, Texas USA | 08/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a compilation that covers Bill Evans in many different musical combinations and moods, and probably is the best single-disc overview of his 1960's work anyone could have come up with. It is my first Evans purchase, although I have known of him for 40 years. I delight in this. It rewards repeated listening. If you like jazz piano, it is definitely an "essential." What he does with the Tony Bennett classic "Who Can I Turn To?" is amazing and addictive."
A must have for jazz lovers
G. Sawaged | Canada | 01/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This compilation is the best of the best...the fanfare for the box set, "The Complete Bill Evans on Verve" also available from Amazon. As well as his trio work, here you will find him playing by himself on "Spartacus-Love theme" from his album "Conversations with myself". Also a quartet with Stan Getz on tenor sax-"Grandfather's Waltz", and "Autumn Leaves" with Jeremy Steig on flute. Also a beautiful solo "A time for love". The booklet is also very informative, with a piece about Evan's development of the piano trio as an artistic unit and the particular direction in which he took it. And a short essay on each of his bassists, Scott LaFaro, Chuck Israels, Eddie Gomez and Marc Johnson. This album really is a must for anyone who loves jazz trios, in fact anyone who loves great music will love this."