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Bill Evans (saxophone)

Throughout his 20-year career as a solo artist, multi Grammy nominated saxophonist Bill Evans has explored a variety of musical settings that go well beyond the confines of traditional jazz, including hip-hop, fusion, reggae, Brazilian and slamming funk. Evans steps into more adventurous territory on Soulgrass, blending jazz, funk and roots music into a seamless and wholly unique hybrid of quintessentially American styles. Bill Evans started playing piano before switching to tenor sax in high school. After one year of studying music at North Texas State University he transferred to William Patterson College in New Jersey in 1978 and also began private studies with sax great and former Miles Davis sideman, Dave Liebman

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Five From Four

Read "Five From Four" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

Welcome to the inaugural edition of BackTracks, where we look back at some notable albums that were somehow absent from All About Jazz's extensive 50,000 plus review archive (or are just plain worthy of another look). For the first installment we have five guitar-led projects from four artists that somehow got by us (but needn't get ...

Stories

Label: Autumn Hill Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Hurry Up!; Elements; The '70s; Stories; Don't Forget Your Jacket; A Simple Song; Altitude; BB's Blues.

SONG2

Label: Dreyer Gaido
Released: 2020
Track listing: take on me (a-ha), minority (Shishani Vranckx), what is love (Haddaway), lost (Shishani Vranckx), make me out (Bodek Janke), i fall in love too easily (Jule Styne), rhythm is a dancer (Snap), leidenschaft (Bodek Janke), lay in the sun (Shishani Vranckx), dancing in the dark (Bruce Springsteen)

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Evans (saxophone)

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Evans (saxophone)

All About Jazz is celebrating Bill Evans (saxophone)'s birthday today! Throughout his 20-year career as a solo artist, multi Grammy nominated saxophonist Bill Evans has explored a variety of musical settings that go well beyond the confines of traditional jazz, including hip-hop, fusion, reggae, Brazilian and slamming funk. Evans steps into more adventurous territory on Soulgrass, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Evans (saxophone)

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Evans (saxophone)

All About Jazz is celebrating Bill Evans (saxophone)'s birthday today! Throughout his 20-year career as a solo artist, multi Grammy nominated saxophonist Bill Evans has explored a variety of musical settings that go well beyond the confines of traditional jazz, including hip-hop, fusion, reggae, Brazilian and slamming funk. Evans steps into more adventurous territory on Soulgrass, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Evans (saxophone)

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Evans (saxophone)

All About Jazz is celebrating Bill Evans (saxophone)'s birthday today! Throughout his 20-year career as a solo artist, multi Grammy nominated saxophonist Bill Evans has explored a variety of musical settings that go well beyond the confines of traditional jazz, including hip-hop, fusion, reggae, Brazilian and slamming funk. Evans steps into more adventurous territory on Soulgrass, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Power, Passion and Majesty - Beauty and the Beast - The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith with special guest Bill Evans (soprano and tenor saxophone)

Power, Passion and Majesty - Beauty and the Beast - The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith with special guest Bill Evans (soprano and tenor saxophone)

CD release date October 28, 2016 on Spartacus Records Tommy Smith originally wrote his epic suite Beauty and the Beast specifically for American saxophonist Dave Liebman, a fearsome player with a generous heart. This fabulous live recording with the superbly expressive Bill Evans and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra fully captures the colossal scale of the ...

Groove - With Bill Evans In Russia - Kickstarter Campaign

Groove - With Bill Evans In Russia - Kickstarter Campaign

It was a sensational concert tour: The embassy of the United States in jny: Moscow sent the world's top American saxophonist and bandleader Bill Evans with his rock / jazz / blues formation on an extensive tour to Russia. And that in this time! Evans with his successful Soulgrass project including musicians Mitch Stein, Murali Coryell, ...


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