hey jazz guys, how does this sound?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by dancehallclasher, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. i've heard the name "bill evans" a lot, apparently he's playing here tomorrow night (probably for free):

    Bill Evans, saxophone; with Harris Simon, piano; Howard Curtis, drums; and Jim Masters, bass.

    does this sound worth checking out? might be a good date gig. :D
  2. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Bill Evans. Piano player. Jazz. Mentioned here at Talkbass quite often. Played on KOB, amongst many many other albums. Died in 1980. Probably not playing near you anytime soon. If he were, I would pay good money to see that, although I'm sure the smell would be intolerable.

    Bill Evans. Banjo. Bluegrass. Never mentioned here. Probably never will be mentioned here after this one.

    Bill Evans. Sax. Flute. Could be your man. Don't know what genre it is, but I don't think it's jazz. Found him diggin' on the internet, wonderin' who's playing your show. His webpage is down. For all I know he's some local bloke with a website.

    Bill Evans. Welder. Father of 4. Lives in Aurora, IL with wife of 12 years.
  3. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Bill Evans. Saxophone. Jazz. I've seen him play a couple of times, and he was always really good. I don't know the guys in his rhythm section, nor do I know what kind of vibe he's into these days...but the guy is a major talent whether you like his style or not. Definitely worth a peek.
  4. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Ding ding ding! We have a winner. He must be the #3 on my list.

    We need a few less Bill Evans in the Jazz genre. Why can't we go check out a William Evans show, or Big Willy Evans, Will Evans, Billy Evans, Chops-bustin' Will Evans? You know?!
  5. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    He visited the Stockholm Jazz Festival this summer. I did not see him, but I read a review. The writer labeled it as fusion, and thought it was rather boring, and described Evans as technically impressive, but lacking in "soul", or whatever. All I know, but if I were you, i'd go see him.
  6. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
  7. thanks for the info fellas, i think i'll check it out. it's hard to go too far wrong with a free show, non?
  8. Saw him with Miles in '81 or 82 (how weird is it that, two Bill Evans played with Miles?). That tour was documented on the "We Want Miles" album, pretty kicking band: Marcus Miller, Al Foster, Mike Stern and Bill Evans.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    The 'best' Bill Evans(sax guy)I've heard is the '80s stuff with Miles(as Joe 'Lanta mentioned).

    Jimmy Masters & Howard Curtis are two of the better players in this area...I have only heard them doin' stuff in a 'straight ahead' vibe.
    It looks like the National 'name' guy hooking up with a local rhythm section...could be cool since they shouldn't sound too rehearsed.

    Kinda weird; is Bill Evans NOT playin' his usual Electric Funk/Fusion Jazz anymore?
  10. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Bill Evans, the saxophonist rather than the pianist, used to be a regular in the Danny Gottlieb-Mark Egan fusion group "Elements". I also have him on an old Andy Summers CD of mine. He's more of a fusion player than anything else, but he keeps interesting company. Not a Kenny G clone.
  11. well, i went to see them - you called it, JimK, it was definitely a very straight-ahead vibe, and those players are monsters! the bassist and drummer exchanged some real smokers. i had a great time, though i had to leave between sets.
  12. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I still think it would've been cooler to see pianist Bill Evans. Imagine how pissed he'd be now!
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...whaddaya have, some kinda 'time machine'?