EDITOR’S CHOICE: BILL EVANS
DECEMBER 21 AT 21:00 CET
Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, Lennie Tristano, George Shearing, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, and Chick Corea - the richness of the jazz piano tradition maybe only matched by that of the saxophone and trumpet. Few pianists in jazz shared Bill Evans' level of introspection, yet his unique view on the instrument has proved so inspirational that his style has become a dominant influence on those studying jazz piano at higher music education institutions today. On December 21 at 21:00 CET, Stingray DJAZZ presents footage of Bill Evans' European tours of 1964, 1965 and 1970.
BILL EVANS' EUROPEAN TOUR: LIVE IN '64, '65 & '70
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 21:00 CET
Bill Evans: Live in '64, '65 & '70 features five separate performances by one of the most revered pianists in music history. This collection covers an 11-year span, highlighting Evans’ ever-deepening artistry as he performs with four different all-star rhythm sections, including the stunning duo of bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Alan Dawson. This recording includes Evans’ renditions of the rarely performed “Sareen Jurer,” “Blue Serge”, and “Twelve Tone Tune Two.” Among the many surprises in this collection is a live performance of “My Melancholy Baby” with saxophonist Lee Konitz.