Bill Evans Trio with Philly Joe Jones Live Umbria Jazz 1978

SKF NOTE: Paul Motian, Larry Bunker, Jack DeJohnette, Marty Morrell, Joe LaBarbera — pianist Bill Evans’s trios were home to some amazing drummers. As interesting, Evans’s drummers sounded different from each other.

For my ears, the proof of that theory is Philly Joe Jones. Paul Motian and Philly Joe are stylistically at different ends of the drummer spectrum. Yet, they both sound great with Bill Evans.

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